May 9, 2024 – June 9, 2024

The Drowsy Chaperone

Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison
Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar
East Sonora Theatre

With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.

The Drowsy Chaperone is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

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    East Sonora Theatre

    13891 Mono Way ​Sonora, CA

Lisa Lambert

Lisa Lambert

Music and Lyrics

Lisa Lambert’s stage credits include: The Drowsy Chaperone (2006 Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards); Big Rosemary (book by Blake Edwards); Cole Escola: First Gay President (Duplex Cabaret); Stars of David (DR2 Theater); The Ant and the Elephant (Work Light Productions); Honest Ed:The Bargain Musical (Poor Alex Theater); and several shows for The Fringe of Toronto Festival and Second City.

For film and television: Slings & Arrows; Sensitive Skin; Michael Tuesdays and Thursdays; Highway 61; Blue; The Boy Who Smells Like Fish (Rhombus Media); Skippy’s Rangers: The Show They Never Gave; The Joe Blow Show (Comedy Network); Portrait of a Serial Monogamist (directed by John Mitchell); Pete’s Christmas (ABC TV); Getting Along Famously (CBC TV); Pippi Longstocking (Nelvana Ltd.); Battery’s Down; and Skinnamarink TV.

Upcoming: Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day (music by Greg Morrison, book by Robert Harling); and a film adaptation of The Drowsy Chaperone.

Greg Morrison

Greg Morrison

Music and Lyrics

U.S. Credits: The Drowsy Chaperone (Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre; NAMT’s 2004 Festival of New Musicals). Canadian Credits: Composer/musical director for Hello…Hello (Tarragon Theatre_; Pochsy’s Lips; Oh, Baby; Citizen Pochsy an Pochsy Unplugged (Toronto Fringe, Canadian/U.S. tours); The Drowsy Chaperone (Toronto Fringe, Theatre Passe Muraille, Mirvish Production, Winter Garden Theatre, Toronto); Mump and Smoot in Something Else (Canadian Stage, Yale Repertory Theatre); Mump and Smoot in Flux (Canadian Stage); An Awkward Evening With Martin & Johnson (Tim Sims Playhouse); The Age of Dorian (Artword Theatre). TV sonwriter credits: “Slings and Arrows” (Rhombus Media for Showcase/Sundance), “Getting Along Famously” (CBC), “The Joe Blow Show” (Comedy Network). Other: musical director for the Secon City National Touring Company, Alumni Café (Tim Sims Playhouse), “The Chumps and the Muchrakers” (CBC Radio).

Bob Martin has been working as an actor and writer in Canadian theatre, film and television for over 3 decades. He has had a long association with the Toronto Second City, where he co-wrote and performed in four Second City revues, directed three, and had a stint as Artistic Director. He is a co-creator of The Drowsy Chaperone, and has performed in many of its incarnations including Ahmanson Theatre (Los Angeles), Marquis Theatre (Broadway), Novello (London). Bob has won a number of awards for his work including an LA Drama Critics Circle Award, an L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Award, a Drama Desk Award, a Theatre World Award, and a Tony Award. He is also co-creator of the critically acclaimed dramatic series Slings & Arrows. Recent TV projects include Michael: Tuesdays and Thursdays I & II (CBC), Sensitive Skin I & II (HBO), and Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas (NBC). Recent theatre projects include Elf (Broadway), Minsky’s (Ahmanson LA), and in dev., Gotta DanceThe Sting, and Millions. Bob reunited with Elf collaborators Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin to create the new musical The Prom, which ran on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre and was nominated for seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

Don McKellar was born on 17th August 1963 in Toronto, Canada. Beginning his career in the theatre at a young age McKellar co-founded Childs Play Theatre, and went on to study English and theatre at the University of Toronto.  In 1989, he co-founded the Augusta Company with Daniel Brooks and Tracy Wright, then moved into feature films writing the screenplay for Bruce McDonald’s film ‘Roadkill’ (1989).

McKellar has continually collaborated on and produced engaging and provocative work in film, TV and theatre – whether acting, writing, directing or all three.  He made his directorial debut in 1992 with two short films, ‘Blue’ (starring David Cronenberg) and ‘Bloody Nose’, then in 1998 completed ‘Last Night’, his feature directing debut (which he also wrote and4 starred in), for which he won the Prix de la Jeunesse at the Cannes Film Festival.  He continued directing with his TV series ‘Michael: Tuesdays and Thursdays’ in 2012 and is currently working on a remake of La Grande Séduction’.

He has numerous screenwriting credits to his name including the screen adaptation of ‘Blindness’ from Nobel Prize–winning author José Saramago’s novel, co-writing the critically acclaimed ‘Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould’, ‘Red Violin’ and Bruce McDonald’s early films ‘Roadkill’ and ‘Highway 61’.

Particularly memorable for his acting roles as anti-hero,TV-watching agoraphobic Curtis in 2 seasons of ‘Twitch City’, voicing the character ‘Jack’ in 5 seasons of Odd Job Jack and as pretentious theatre director Darren Nicholls in ‘Slings and Arrows’. McKellar has even covered the musical genre with his co-written play ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ which won him a Tony Award, touring Toronto, London and New York and currently has plans to create another musical.