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Newcastle Glees Musical Society presents The Drowsy Chaperone

Newcastle Glees Musical Society presents The Drowsy Chaperone

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9 March 2017


18 March 2017


Neil Keery

Musical Director:

Gareth McGreevy


Paula O'Reilly

About the Event

Newcastle Glees are thrilled to be performing THE DROWSY CHAPERONE as a Northern Irish Premiere.

It is a parody of American musical comedy of the 1920s. The story concerns a middle-aged, asocial musical theatre fan; as he plays the record of his favorite musical, the (fictional) 1928 hit The Drowsy Chaperone, the show comes to life onstage as he wryly comments on the music, story, and actors.

The plot incorporates mistaken identities, dream sequences, spit takes, a deus ex machina, an unflappable English butler, an absent-minded dowager, a Broadway impresario and his Follies production, comic gangsters, a ditzy chorine, a harried best man, and Janet's "Drowsy" (i.e. "tipsy") Chaperone, played in the show-within-a-show by a blowzy Grande Dame of the Stage, specializing in "rousing anthems" and not above upstaging the occasional co-star.

Come Along and Join in with the Fun in March 2017 with the Newcastle Glees.

Auditions September / October

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