A parody of 1920's Broadway shows, this musical was nominated for multiple Tony and Drama Desk Awards, eventually winning five Tony Awards and seven Drama Desk Awards. More…
This musical, a parody of 1920's musicals, begins with a middle-aged musical theater fan, who sits down to listen to his favorite musical, 'The Drowsy Chaperone'. As he listens, he sees the musical come to life in front of him. While the audience watches this musical, they also get to hear commentary from 'The Man in the Chair' about the show and its characters.
See it if You want to see a highly original, cleverly funny musical comedy.
Don't see it if You're looking for darker or more dramatic fare. This show can be kind of fluffy.
See it if you're a big fan of musical theater-- this show a true love letter. It's original & very witty too.
Don't see it if you're not into light, cute shows. This can be a bit saccharine at times but in the best way possible.
See it if You're a fan of the cast, Sutton especially. Music is fun, dancing is great. "Man in Chair" is a great role.
Don't see it if You're looking for something with more depth. It wasn't perfect. "Curtains," which was out around the same time, was much better.
See it if you want to thank me. This was one of the most thoroughly engaging shows in memory.
Don't see it if You don't adore Sutton Foster.
See it if You enjoy great dancing and amusing numbers that lovingly send up some old musical numbers.
Don't see it if It's not quite as clever as it wants to be, but manages to acquit itself well overall
See it if you like musicals & shows where they make fun of musicals. One of my all-time favorite shows! Great score & fun, campy plot that goes crazy!
Don't see it if you aren't up for a good time.
See it if You love classic Broadway–and love to see it spoofed, you love to laugh (and laugh and laugh).
Don't see it if If this comes around again, just see it.
See it if you have an affection for musicals as a genre. This show is both a send-up and a love letter to the early days of musical theater.
Don't see it if you're looking for a lot of emotional depth.