Blue Hill Troupe Presents “The Drowsy Chaperone”
“The Drowsy Chaperone” has been interestingly defined by such tags as “a musical within a comedy”…”a show within a show”…or my favorite “I went to visit a friend and a musical broke out in his living room.” Don’t you just love when that happens?! View this show yourself and hear what the aptly named “Man in Chair” has to say… he’s got quite a story to tell.
Then take advantage of this affordable opportunity to figuratively and literally catch two shows for the price of one in the form of “The Drowsy Chaperone” running on West 46th Street for approximately two weeks this November.
When “The Drowsy Chaperone” ran some 7 years ago on Broadway, the buzz seemed to center on the performance of Sutton Foster. And yes, her talents are endless, but in this instance, the performers were the icing on the cake. It was the fundamental materials — the book, musical score and lyrics — which made some amazing performances possible. And indeed this show captured many of the major Tony and Drama Desk awards in 2006 …. it was just that good.
“The Drowsy Chaperone” is on my personal top ten list of must see musicals; it defines the genre, and who knows when it will come around again. Don’t miss this opportunity.
This production is entirely funded, produced and performed by the strictly altruistic Blue Hill Troupe; an organization devoted some 90 years now to fundraising thru theater. The true beauty of a show presented by The Blue Hill Troupe is that their goal is not only to present reasonably priced quality entertainment, but to raise funds for a worthy charity, chosen annually. “Quality Services for the Autism Community” also knows as QSAC represents this year’s beneficiary. BHT’s performance preference usually lies with a work by Gilbert and Sullivan, presented in the glow of the spring season – the delightful “Ruddigore” is slated for April 2014 – but they are now also offering an annual fall show in addition to their spring G&S selection. However let the buyer beware…. the quality, talent and professionalism of BHT’s productions rival any show you may catch in the various and varied venues in our beloved New York City. You will be mightily impressed by the talent at play here.
And so in keeping with the “two for one theme,” by purchasing a ticket to “The Drowsy Chaperone” you will not only catch a jewel of a show, but make a welcome contribution to an important cause.
Performances of “The Drowsy Chaperone” are slated for:
Nov. 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9 at 8 PM
Nov. 2, 9 at 2 PM
Nov. 3 at 3 PM
To further add to a genuine theater experience – at no additional charge – children are invited, at both matinee performances, to share in the magic of theater with a backstage tour of the show. Reservations are limited, so reserve this tour upon purchasing a ticket.
Ticket prices are $29.50, $39.50 and $49.50 and can be purchased online thru Ovationtix. Or call 866-811-4111. There is a $4.00 service fee for online/phone reservations.
I encourage UsedYorkCity readers to explore Blue Hill Troupe’s website – www.bht.org to learn more about this Fall’s show and their joyous past productions and charitable causes. They are a credit to NYC.
Happy Halloween and Hail Poetry!
By: Joanne Theodorou