Triangle Arts & Entertainment declares it "A Must-See Musical!"
Broadway World calls Beth Leavel's performance "Show-stopping" and
"One for the Ages!"
A rare combination of unprecedented originality and outrageous comedy, The Drowsy Chaperone boldly addresses a great unspoken desire in all of our hearts: to be entertained. If you’ve ever sat in a dark theatre and thought, “Dear Lord in heaven, please let it be good,” this is the show for you! It all begins when a die-hard musical theater fan plays his favorite cast album on his turntable, and the musical literally bursts to life in his living room, telling the rambunctious tale of a brazen Broadway starlet trying to find, and keep, her true love.
Starring in the show will be Raleigh's own Clay Aiken as "Man in Chair" alongside another Raleigh native, Beth Leavel, reprising her TONY Award-Winning role as "The Chaperone."
*All shows, performances, dates, times and actors are subject to change.
Tuesday, May 7: 7:30PM
Wednesday, May 8: 7:30PM
Thursday, May 9: 7:30PM
Friday, May 10: 7:30PM
Saturday, May 11: 2:00PM
Saturday, May 11: 7:30PM
Sunday, May 12: 2:00PM
Sunday, May 12: 7:30PM
Beth Leavel on "My Carolina Today'
Beth Leavel opens up about reprising her Tony-winning role, being back in her hometown and working with Clay Aiken.
WRAL visits DROWSY Rehearsal
WRAL-TV stops by DROWSY CHAPERONE rehearsals and chats w/Clay Aiken
Clay Aiken Clay Aiken
Clay Aiken will play the role of “Man in Chair.” A Raleigh native, Mr. Aiken first came to national attention on the second season of American Idol in 2003, Since then, Clay Aiken has released five well-received albums, selling over 6 million units as of 2011 and penned a New York Times best-selling memoir. In 2008, Clay Aiken began his critically lauded stint as the inept yet endearing “Sir Robin” in the Broadway musical Monty Python’s SPAMALOT. SPAMALOT Director Mike Nichols later referred to Aiken “an excellent comic actor and a master of character.” A longtime friend and supporter of NCT, this will be Mr. Aiken's return to our stage having performed here in his youth.
Beth LeavelBeth Leavel
Beth Leavel will reprising the title role that won her a Tony Award. A Raleigh native, Beth also starred as “M’Lynn” in NC Theatre’s 2012 production of Steel Magnolias. Before her Broadway debut in 42nd Street, Beth attended Broughton High School and is a graduate of Meredith College and UNC Greensboro. For her performance in the Broadway production of The Drowsy Chaperone, Beth has received a Drama Desk, NY Outer Critics Circle and LA Drama Critic’s Awards in addition to the Tony.
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