LASERS. LIBRETTO VOCAL BOOKA. AXLESS .. but one of my favorite shows Gable and Stein’s “The Drowsy Chaperone;”. Remember? Music by Julie . The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in accessible script, The Drowsy Chaperone will fit perfectly into any company’s. No sooner has the needle touched the record than we, together with the narrator, are transported to a Broadway theatre and into The Drowsy Chaperone.

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Listen to a cast or demo recording before licensing your next musical. I mean basically she sings a rousing anthem about alcoholism.

There is a huge copy-paste error in both the vocal books and score. I am Music Directing my first full show this spring, In the Heightsand because the style of music is somewhat outside of my field of expertise, I am a bit intimidated!

Should you add an intermission? Accident Underscore Much of the scene this underscores was apparently cut.

The Drowsy Chaperone

A Couple of General Notes: Our percussionist added it into the mallet part. There are a lot of ways to go with Show Off depending on what your Janet is able to do.

Trumpet 2 helps round out the sound, but has very few exposed parts. The original Broadway cast recording has a different ending here. If you have any knowledge of the show or have absolutely ANY tips to give, please please send them my way! Can your gangsters hear harmony? Of all the characters, Drowsy needs to be the most archly aware of her audience and the most presentational in her performance. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: I think it got lounge-ier every night.


The dashing, ever-cheerful groom; played by matinee-idol Percy Hyman.

Notify me of new comments via email. Be aware of that upbeat phrase being too slow or too fast.

The Drowsy Chaperone Script

Note that is a different figure than it was at This site uses cookies. Watch the cutoffs for the chorus in measures 36, 38, and He narrates the show as he listens to the record on vinyl.

A small, but important point: When Man In Chair runs in from offstage, lbiretto interrupts chaaperone 37, preferably with a record-scratch sound cue. There was evidently some business at 17, but we just had an entrance, so I made no tempo changes and played straight through in tempo from She puts on a bad French accent, and he fails to recognize her.

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The script has this moment in a different place. As We Stumble Along. The Bari sax part is priceless. With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: You can take all the bass out of the cast recording and put some crackle on it, and then you get some more time before 45 or you can record the pit xrowsy I did.


It should be an octave higher or spoken. Clearly you want people to hear that. You only miss Reed 4 during some of the Bari sax work and a few Bass Clarinet place. Throughout the show, Man in Chair will continue to comment and explain the action with asides to the audience.

The Drowsy Chaperone Script

Janet laments the collapse of her romance with Robert “Bride’s Lament” and decides to continue her life as a star showgirl.

And once again, is another place the singer has potentially too much control over the tempo. In order to be playful with the material, she needs to know it cold. The fermata in 55 should be really hammed up. Make a big deal out of a clean cutoff atand if possible, have your choreographer put some movement at that moment so that they can lock in on that beat.