Love is Always Lovely in the End: Comedy, Song, and Metatheatre in The Drowsy Chaperone
Theatre and Performance Studies
The Drowsy Chaperone is a unique 21st century musical: technically, it's a play with a musical inside it. The contemporary Man in Chair welcomes the audience in and guides us through the 1920s (fictional) musical The Drowsy Chaperone with only his cast album and imagination. In this presentation, several members of the cast will discuss their process in rehearsing the show, researching the time period, and collaborating with the company to create their roles. The actors will explore the multi-layered challenge of playing actors in a Broadway musical who are then playing the characters in that musical. The presentation will include several songs from the show, and will end with a Q&A session with the audience.
Ries, Brett; Whitaker, Jackson; Kasik, Josie; Wolf, Whitney; Vidal, Matthew; Carle, Eleanor; and Wilson, Tyler, "Love is Always Lovely in the End: Comedy, Song, and Metatheatre in The Drowsy Chaperone" (2020). IdeaFest. 127.