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The Drowsy Chaperone

May 7-16, 2021

Willow Bend Center of the Arts
Rodenbaugh Theatre


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 song and dance number after another.

With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.

Hailed by New York Magazine as "The Perfect Broadway Musical," The Drowsy Chaperone is a masterful meta-musical, poking fun at all the tropes that characterize the musical theatre genre.




$20 Orchestra

$30 Premium


Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison. Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar. The Drowsy Chaperone is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.


Friday, May 7, 8:00 pm
Saturday, May 8, 2:30 pm
Saturday, May 8, 8:00 pm
Sunday, May 9, 2:30 pm

Friday, May 14, 8:00 pm
Saturday, May 15, 2:30 pm
Saturday, May 15, 8:00 pm
Sunday, May 16, 2:30 pm


At the request of the Repertory Theatre’s cast of The Drowsy Chaperone for artistic and personal reasons, and in light of this production’s commitment to safely take the stage with every single member of the cast fully vaccinated/immune, actors will perform this show without masks.

Two members of the Drowsy Chaperone production team are trained Covid Compliance Officers. Onstage blocking will continue to subscribe to NTPA’s safe social distance guidelines and actors will be required to wear masks at all times except when actually performing onstage. All actors and crew are required to adhere to NTPA's strict Covid Safety Rehearsal and Performance Protocols. Masks are required for crew at all times.

Tickets are available both in-person and via livestream. All in-person patrons are required to wear a mask at all times in NTPA facilities. Tickets will be socially distanced automatically through the online ticketing system with 2 seats between each party side-to-side and 1 row front-to-back. Please review our performance safety protocols before arriving at the theatre.