The Department of Theatre and Cinema and the School of Fine Arts at Missouri Western State University present “The Drowsy Chaperone,” the Tony Award-winning musical comedy, Nov. 21-24 and Dec. 5-8. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights and 3 p.m. on Sunday afternoons. Tickets are $14 for adults; $12 for faculty, staff and military; and $8 for students. Tickets may be purchased online at, in person at the Potter Hall Box Office, or by phone at 816-271-4452.

“The Drowsy Chaperone,” with music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison and book by Bob Martin and Dan McKellar, is a hilarious tribute to the Jazz Age shows of the 1920s. A diehard musical theatre fan plays his favorite cast album on his turntable, and the musical comes to life in his living room while he provides wry commentary.

The original Broadway production won five Tony Awards in 2006, including for Best Book and Best Original Score. It also won seven Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Musical.

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