Already closed | 1h 50m | Midtown W

The Drowsy Chaperone

From 137 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Hilarious

About the show

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.

1h 50m | Already closed | Marquis Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (137)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Hilarious
87
Avg Score

85
Great acting, Hilarious, Entertaining, Delightful, Great staging

See it if fun classic show for the whole family. Great cast and performances. So funny. Greatly directed.

Don't see it if you don't like comedy.

86
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if What a totally fun and hilarious show.

Don't see it if are not a fan of quirky..

93
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great writing, Hilarious

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.

86
Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing

See it if Funny. Terrific music. Delightful story.

Don't see it if You might find it a bit gimmicky and old-fashioned.

91
Fun, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Original

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.

73
Entertaining, Great acting, Fluffy, Romantic, Original

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.

93
Delightful, Enchanting, Great writing, Hilarious, Great singing

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.

87
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Refreshing

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

92
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Hilarious, Great acting

See it if you love an original, funny, thoroughly entertaining show.

Don't see it if if you don't like comedy

100
Absorbing, Clever, Quirky, Hilarious, Silly

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.

86
Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Hilarious

See it if You enjoy music from the 20s

Don't see it if You do not enjoy parodies

82
Ambitious, Quirky, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if You like old-school musical comedy with a smirk.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy jokes.

83
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Hilarious, Original

See it if You want to experience a new show that has never been done before

Don't see it if N/A

80
Delightful, Fun

See it if an evening of sparkling theater, frivolity is what you need to unplug from the daily grind

Don't see it if if you're looking for a piece of somber reflection

100
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you want a delightful night of great performances and laughing. The show is brilliant and witty.

Don't see it if you dislike musicals.

96
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You feel like laughing, and you enjoy original concepts.

Don't see it if You have no sense of humor

90
Clever, Enchanting, Hilarious, Great staging

See it if you want a fun time, with a surprisingly bittersweet ending

Don't see it if you hate goofy comedies; shows-within-shows bother you

40
Banal, Cliched, Fluffy, Insipid

See it if you like your humour broad and silly. I know I was in the minority, but I hated this over-the-top stupidiousness.

Don't see it if Your favorite humour is dry and British

88
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if You want to have a good time. Sit back relax and be entertained. It's original.

Don't see it if You're an old poop.

90
Clever, Enchanting, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you want to see an all around great musical with great music, comedy, and breaking of the fourth wall.

Don't see it if you are a prude.

95
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Original

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.

88
Delightful, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing

See it if you love a clever and funny show

Don't see it if you don't like funny , quirky shows

90
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

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.

78
Clever, Great staging, Fluffy

See it if You like fun hearted, whitty musicals!

Don't see it if You are into more serious theatre.

88
Funny, Entertaining, Cliched, Delightful

See it if you enjoy funny musicals set in the 20's .

Don't see it if To me it's cliche, but that doesn't mean it's not worth the watch. It's still hilarious and fun.


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