‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ opens in Woodbury

val0320drowsychaperone“The Drowsy Chaperone – A Musical within a Comedy,” presented by Woodbury Community Theatre, will open on Friday, March 21, and run through Sunday, March 30.

“The Drowsy Chaperone” enjoyed a long run on Broadway and at the Ordway Theater in St. Paul, and won Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Score in 2006. The story is a parody of musical comedy of the 1920s and features hysterical scenes performed by actors from across the Twin Cities, a live orchestra and life-sized set pieces that will wow the audience. Fight the winter blahs with this award-winning comedy and musical theater.

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, March 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 7 p.m., and Sundays, March 23 and 30, at 3 p.m. All performances are at the Loft Stage at East Ridge High School, 4200 Pioneer Drive, Woodbury. Tickets are $18 adults, $15 seniors, $12 students. Children 4 and under and active military families get in free.

The show is directed by Lenore Weir, with music direction from Michael White, and features more than 100 cast, crew and orchestra members from throughout the metro area, including the communities of Woodbury, Cottage Grove, Afton, Hastings, St. Paul and Minneapolis.

For more tickets and information go to woodburycommunitytheatre.org.