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An uplifting Elf The Musical at PPAC

It's about time elves get some credit for contributing to Christmas cheer.
Spirit of the Season
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  November 09, 2012

Theatre By the Sea’s peppy Drowsy Chaperone

For a party in 1997, some friends tossed together a larky little spoof on musicals, and the eventual result was "A Musical Within a Comedy," as The Drowsy Chaperone likes to call itself.
Musical cheers
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 02, 2011
drowsy list

Musical power

The Man in the Chair (Charles Abbott) is a man of a certain age who wears both a sweater vest and a cardigan, feels pangs of a "non-specific sadness," and harbors an abiding nostalgia for the musical theater of yesteryear.
MSMT's lively Drowsy Chaperone
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  August 21, 2009

Make believe

Of the five Tony Awards that The Drowsy Chaperone swept up in 2006, Lisa Lambert’s co-win with Greg Morrison for Best Original Score was the real prize.
The songs are the draw in Drowsy Chaperone
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 07, 2008

Musical chairs

Perhaps only the team that triumphed with Ragtime would attempt a musical based on Sherley Anne Williams’s 1986 novel Dessa Rose .
Dessa Rose, Whizzin’, The Drowsy Chaperone
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 29, 2008

Backstage masterpiece

As much as I adored The Sopranos , I have to wonder about the rush to anoint it the best television series ever.
Is Slings + Arrows better than The Sopranos?
By ED SIEGEL  |  July 03, 2007

'Drowsy Chaperone', Poking Musicals in the Funny Bone, Begins L.A. Run

The world of musical theatre has a new character to fall in love with.
By  |  December 18, 2005