Tarleton presents Tony award-winning musical, ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’

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STEPHENVILLE (February 17, 2015) — Come indulge yourselves at Tarleton State University’s performance of The Drowsy Chaperone, a comedy musical packed with tap numbers, drama, special tricks and more.

Opening Feb. 25 at the Clyde H Wells Fine Arts Center Auditorium, this smash hit will take the stage with performances at 7:30 p.m., each night through Feb. 28. Admission is $10 for adults; $8 for children, faculty and staff with a valid Tarleton ID; and $5 for Tarleton students and senior citizens who present ID.

Receiving more 2006 Tony Awards than any other musical, The Drowsy Chaperoneis a popular regional theater production. When a die-hard fan plays his favorite cast album, the show miraculously comes to life. Toe-tapping tunes and silly situations abound in this hilarious valentine to the golden age of musicals.

Serving as Theater at Tarleton’s 2015 spring musical, and directed by associate professor of theater Mark Holtorf, The Drowsy Chaperone is filled with song-and-dance numbers featuring Tarleton students, faculty and community members within the ensemble. This show-within-a-show pokes fun at all the tropes that characterize the musical theatre genre.

The Drowsy Chaperone was written in 1997 by Bob Martin and Don McKellar with music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison.

For ticket information, call the Fine Arts Box Office at 254-968-9634. For a complete list of upcoming events this spring at Tarleton’s Wells Fine Arts Center, visitwww.tarleton.edu/finearts.

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