‘The perfect Broadway musical’ hits Players’ stage

  • The Peterborough Players’ production of the hit Broadway musical “The Drowsy Chaperone” is running through Aug 12. Courtesy

Thursday, August 02, 2018 3:14PM

The Peterborough Players’ production of the hit Broadway musical “The Drowsy Chaperone” is hitting the stage this week and running through Aug. 12.

Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, “The Drowsy Chaperone” is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping number after another.

A musical comedy fan known only as “Man in Chair” puts on his favorite record, the original cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical called “The Drowsy Chaperone,” and in an instant the record comes magically to life. His apartment is filled up and swept away by a jazz-age evening of madcap delight. Out of the woodwork come two Broadway stars on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theater producer and his moll, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters (–or are they pastry chefs?), an aviatrix, a misguided Don Juan and a very heavily intoxicated chaperone.

Written by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, “The Drowsy Chaperone” is directed by Gus Kaikkonen, choreographed by Kirby Ward, and featuring Bridget Beirne, Elyse Collier, Tom Frey, Kraig Swartz, Kirby Ward, Jack Koenig, Kathy Manfre, Rebecca Brinkely. Rated PG. Tickets are $45.

New York Magazine called the play “The Perfect Broadway Musical.”

Tickets can be purchased online anytime at peterboroughplayers.org and by calling the Box Office at (603) 924-7585. Box Office hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 10 a.m. to showtime on show days. Single tickets are $42. Rated PG-13. Exclusive show sponsor is Grove Street Fiduciary.

For more information on all upcoming productions, call (603) 924-7585 and visit peterboroughplayers.org. The Peterborough Players is located at 55 Hadley Rd in Peterborough, NH.