Talk:The Drowsy Chaperone

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Early comments[edit]

In London, Steve Pemberton took over from Bob Martin early on (July 10th) - still part of the original cast (since this isn't touring, or completing it's full run, the "Original London Cast" must included anybody playing a billed part within it's short 3 month run). Having seen one of the last shows, I've got to say Steve Pemberton was perfect.... Anon - 17.29, 4 August 2007 GMT.

The hyperlink on Joseph Alessi appears to be wrong - I don't think he is a world renowned trombonist? 17:00, 10 June 2007 (UTC) SS

Geez, who wrote this article...the show's publicist?? SamJ93 06:43, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

The cast lists need to be put into a suitable tabular form to constrain the layout. --Dunstan talk 15:10, 16 May 2006 (UTC)

Cast lists, list of cities for the tour, producers[edit]

1) I deleted ensemble and swings per "The names of non-notable (i.e., non-bluelinked) ensemble and chorus members, understudies and non-notable production team members (other than directors and choreographers) should be deleted. Only the actors playing principal (significant speaking and singing) roles should be mentioned..."

2) I deleted most of the list of cities the tour is scheduled to play, but left the notable one, (Los Angeles) where the show originated, and the starting city. I just don't believe any article needs a list of tour cities, unless it is to say "The tour started in ... and ended in..." or is of some particular interest.

3) I deleted lengthy list of producers, it seems to be rare to list all of the producers for a production, I suppose based on, perhaps, they are not notable (?)--left in the Cameron Macintosh reference, he is notable. (My comments should not be taken as disparaging the producers.)

My general reference for these edits is:

JeanColumbia 19:16, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

Restore part of deleted Plot summary?[edit]

There used to be a more detailed plot summary here back before it was deleted on December 30, 2006. If anyone wants to look back there, you could put back the information, perhaps in a slightly shorter form. There was no reason to delete it wholesale. -- Ssilvers 16:42, 7 July 2007 (UTC)

John Glover as "Man in Chair[edit]

I saw The Drowsy Chaperone in early August. As of that time, John Glover was the "Man in Chair", does anyone know when this changed or if it is anymore than trivial to the article. -- Jetset59 23:38, 15 September 2007 (UTC)

Vinyl album[edit]

I don't have time to work on this right now, but I'm adding it here so either I can come back to it later or someone else can take care of it. According to this Playbill article, The Drowsy Chaperone had a special release on a Vinyl album similar to the one used in the show, making it "the first Broadway cast album to appear in vinyl LP form in nearly 20 years." I thought this was important enough to be included. —Mears man (talk) 14:55, 20 April 2008 (UTC)


The following came from an article about Richard Ouzounian and, if deemed of importance, better belongs on this article: The character of the The Man in the Chair from the Tony Award winning musical "The Drowsy Chaperone" is based on Ouzounian:

"One of the brilliant devices of the show is an unnamed character -- referred to in the program simply as the Man In The Chair -- who narrates the musical. Played with sinister enthusiasm by Martin himself, the tweedy narrator takes us down musical memory lane, spinning his original-cast Drowsy Chaperone LP and recreating the show's opening night, occasionally stopping to praise or mock certain scenes and also to provide lurid, Hollywood Babylon-style details about the performers' sad real lives.

I take a peek at the script, and see that he is called Creepy Man.

Martin and Van De Graaff start giggling.

"You know Richard Ouzounian?" asks Martin, referring to TVO's entertainment head and host of CBC Radio's Say It With Music.

"Well, we love him. But the Creepy Man is based on someone with his enthusiasm, someone who's maybe a little bit too much into the show, someone who bores people by talking about their original-cast albums. Basically it's what Richard Ouzounian would have become if he weren't successful." "[1]


I often look at these pages to get overviews of shows i'm working on and to get the names of the costume and lighting designers for reference on their style and execution. I think it a great disservice that these, along with the other design staff have been left out of the "notable" information. Though the specific designer may not be know by the public at large, or even known well in the theatre community, it is useful to know who originally designed the production when designing or working on a new production of the same show. I apologize if I have overlooked the information.

--MLSansone 20:02, 15 July 2009 MLSansone (talk) 01:16, 17 July 2009 (UTC)

Much of the information you're looking for can be found at The Drowsy Chaperone's Internet Broadway Database listing, which can be found here. I believe there was a brief mention of the designers in the awards section, with their names listed beside awards for which they were nominated. Feel free to add to the article if you feel it would benefit from the information, so long as you're careful not to give the topic undue weight. —MearsMan talk 06:25, 19 July 2009 (UTC)

NAC in Ottawa?[edit]

I'll let someone else add this note —Preceding unsigned comment added by Russell McOrmond (talkcontribs) 13:34, 26 October 2009 (UTC)