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The Drowsy Chaperone

In this hilarious valentine to show tunes and show people, a forgotten Jazz Age musical comes to life in the living room of a diehard theatre fan. As he eagerly spins his favorite cast album, a fizzy vintage show suddenly appears, exploding with song, dance and pure entertainment. Our quirky narrator fills the plot holes, with laugh-out-loud results. Packed with show-stopping numbers and larger-than-life characters, here’s a Tony Award-winning spoof that will have everyone falling in love with zany musical comedy!

Music & Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison
Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar
Scenic Design by Howard Jones Costume Design by Gregg Barnes
Lighting Design by Kirk Bookman Sound Design by Jay Hilton
Wigs & Hair Design by Mark Adam Rampmeyer
Orchestrations by Dan DeLange
Casting by Paul Hardt, Stewart/Whitley Casting
Music Direction by Michael O'Flaherty
Choreographed by Chris Bailey | Directed by Hunter Foster

The Goodspeed
6 Main Street
East Haddam, CT 06423
Seating Chart

Sept 21 - Nov 25


Friday Dinner Theatre Package

Includes dinner at the Gelston House (located next door to The Goodspeed) and a ticket to the 8pm performance. Only $79! View Menu

First Look Friday

Friday, Sept 21, 8pm
Celebrate the first performance with this ticket and drink special. Includes a specialty drink in a souvenir cup and a ticket to the show. Just $51 per person. 

Kids Nights

Oct 3 & 4, 7:30pm; Oct 5, 8pm 
Each adult who buys a regular-priced ticket for the specified dates may purchase a $15 ticket for a teen ages 13 to 18. Meet the cast for autographs after the Friday, Oct 5 performance.

Lady Katharine Lunch Cruise

Wednesday, Oct 10
Enjoy autumn on the beautiful Connecticut River! Add a leisurely cruise and sumptuous buffet aboard the Lady Katharine to your theatre ticket for just $45. Pair an 11am lunch cruise with the 2pm performance.

Thanksgiving Food Drive: 2-for-1 Tickets

Monday, Nov 19, 2pm & 6:30pm
Buy one ticket, get one free for select seats for the 2:00pm or 7:30pm performances with a generous non-perishable food donation to benefit the East Haddam Food Bank. Additionally, Goodspeed will be collecting donations at all performances during Thanksgiving week, Nov 19-25. 

Meet the Cast

Oct 18, Nov 1 & 15
FREE! A lively discussion with the cast after the specified Thursday evening performances.

Open Caption Performance

Friday, Oct 19, 8pm
Text display screen available at this performance. Call the Box Office or choose the pink seats online for the best view.

Trick or 'Tini

Wednesday, Oct 31, 7:30pm

Includes a ticket to the evening performance of The Drowsy Chaperone at The Goodspeed and a specialty matiniin a souvenir cup. A frightfully good deal at $51 per person!

Student Rush

$15 tickets available for any evening performance, beginning at 10am on the day of the show. Must have valid student ID.

Goodspeed Dinners

Reserve tickets for a Wednesday, Thursday, or Sunday evening performance and enjoy special dinner offers at local restaurants.

For more details on any of these offers or to purchase tickets, please contact the Box Office at 860.873.8668. All offers valid on select dates and seats for new purchases only and subject to availability. Restrictions may apply. Not valid in combination with any other offer. Handling fees may apply.

Check out these resources to learn more about The Drowsy Chaperone

Meet the Cast and Creative Team 
Director's Vision 
Audience Guide 
Read the Program (Coming soon!)

PhotosView the Photo & Video Gallery 

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