Sept. 12- Oct. 12
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
Howard and Rhonda Hawks Mainstage Theatre
Omaha Community Playhouse
6915 Cass St.
Weds.-Sat.: 7:30 p.m. Sunday: 2 p.m.
This send-up of 1920 musicals comes full of songs such as you might have heard back then, something like waltzes, a tango or two, bouncy toe-tapping moments. But you weren’t around during that time, were you? Neither was the on-stage host in this parody re-visit to those presumably good old days. The rather shy but sweet Man In Chair wants you to share his enthusiasm and fan-deep knowledge. He gets so carried away that it’s as if the bygone cast materializes before his eyes. And yours. Eventually Man accidentally reveals himself (that’s not what you think) and confesses to phobias and fears. Three Canadians and one American, all very active theatre performers, stitched this together to put you in stiches. Lisa Lambert, Greg Morrison, Bob Martin and Don McKellar garnered Tonys for Best Book and Best Score during the 17 month Broadway run. You won’t get drowsy, especially during the non-intermission.