March 31, 2015
Liberty’s Patriot Players: ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’
The public is invited to transport itself back to the 1920’s Jazz Age when Liberty High School’s award-winning Patriot Players perform “The Drowsy Chaperone.”
The performance is a parody of American musical comedies of the 1920s. Showtimes at Liberty’s Landback Auditorium are at 7:30 p.m. April 24, 25, 30 and May 2, and at 2:30 p.m. May 2.
April 30, 2013
Waiting in the wings of Skyline High School’s Lyceum Theatre, students sit quietly studying, but all that disappears when they are onstage, taking on the roles of drunkards, gangsters and flappers in the school’s new musical “The Drowsy Chaperone.”
Opening May 1, the show takes audiences on a comical trip back into the days of prohibition, as imagined by a lonely old man listening to a record in his New York apartment.
“When I first heard the track for this production, I was hooked. There was no other option for what we should do for the musical this year,” production director Hannah Fry said. “It literally made me laugh out loud in my car, which gradually changed to singing at the top of my lungs.”
Written by Bob Martin and Don McKellar, with music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, the show is a satire of 1920’s musical comedies.