The Drowsy Chaperone show ran Tuesday, July 9 through Sunday, July 14 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion in Sacramento.
Hailed by New York Magazine as “The perfect Broadway musical,” The Drowsy Chaperone is a modern musical comedy at its best. A die-hard theatre fan plays his favorite cast album, a fictional 1928 smash hit, which bursts to life with the hilarious tale of a celebrity bride and her uproarious wedding day. Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, this loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical features one show-stopping song after another.
The role of Man in Chair in The Drowsy Chaperone was played by the 6 time Emmy award-winning comedy writer, composer, and actor Bruce Vilanch. Additionally, to serving as head writer for the Academy Awards, his extensive writing credits also include work on various awards shows like The Oscars, Tony Awards, the Emmy Awards, Comic Relief, “Donny and Marie,” and for artists including friend and muse Bette Midler and Angela Lansbury. alongside a six-year stint on “Hollywood Squares” and numerous film and television credits, Vilanch performed as Edna Turnblad on Great White Way and in the national tour of Hairspray, and appeared off-Broadway in his self-penned one-person show, Bruce Vilanch: Almost Famous!
The musical, the cast, and Mr. Vilanch won rave reviews.