‘Drowsy Chaperone’ Opens at Pittsburgh CLO (Tues., 6/21/22)
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE (Musical) book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar and music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison. Pittsburgh CLO. June 21 -26.
Pittsburgh CLO continues its season with its second production in June, The Drowsy Chaperone. This 2006 winner of five Tony Awards is both a parody of old musicals and a tribute to them. The central character is a shy fellow who sits at home alone listening to vintage recordings of Broadway tunes from the 1920s. When he puts his favorite onto the turntable—the soundtrack of an exuberantly hokey fictional show called, well, The Drowsy Chaperone—the cast members magically appear and start performing the show. The production stars Clay Aiken and Paige Davis. Benedum Center, 237 7th St., Cultural District. (M.V.)