NU Theatre presents “The Drowsy Chaperone”: Opening night April 21
From April 21 – May 1, NU Theatre tops off its 52nd season with a tongue-in-cheek production of The Drowsy Chaperone, the musical for musical lovers.
Winner of 5 TONY Awards (including Best Book and Best Original Score), The Drowsy Chaperone is a caricature of the Jazz age musical featuring multiple show stopping song-and-dance numbers, all while poking fun at the conventions and devices of musical theatre.
Your semi-recumbent tour guide will take you on an ecstatic excursion through his favorite musical, replete with lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a rather dim hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an inebriated chaperone.
The Drowsy Chaperone will be on stage in the Leary Theatre within the Elizabeth Ann Clune Center for Theatre, Clet Hall, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, and Thursday, April 28. The musical will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 22, Saturday, April 23, and Friday, April 29. In addition, 2 p.m. matinees will be held on Saturday, April 23, Sunday, April 24 (with post-show discussion), and Sunday, May 1.
On Saturday, April 30, the Friends of Niagara University Theatre will host the 31st Annual Friends of Niagara University Theatre Gala including a 4 p.m. production of The Drowsy Chaperone at the Leary Theatre within the Elizabeth Ann Clune Center for Theatre, Clet Hall, and a cocktail reception, dinner and silent and live auction at the Niagara Falls Country Club. Tickets for the gala are $150 per person or $175 per person (Gala patrons). For more information about the Gala, please contact Niagara University Theatre at 716.286.8483.
There are three ways to purchase tickets for NU Theatre productions:
1) ONLINE: We offer one of the lowest service fees online. Simply go to: http://theatre.niagara.edu/ to purchase your tickets, select your seat locations and print your tickets. Ticket packages make it simpler: you need only to input your personal information one time. Also, your preferred seat locations can be assigned to all ticket purchases (or the closest seats available). If you order two or more productions during one transaction, you only have to input your personal information one time.
2) IN PERSON: Visit our box office in the lobby of the Elizabeth Ann Clune Center for Theatre, Clet Hall: Monday-Friday 2:30-5:30 p.m. and one hour prior to curtain.
3) BOX OFFICE TELEPHONE AND EMAIL: PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW BOX OFFICE NUMBER! Call 716-286-8685 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org Voicemail messages and emails are returned as soon as possible.
Ticket prices “Drowsy:”
$20 general admission for adults $15 for NU employees, NU alumni, Friends of NU Theatre, Seniors 62 and over; and Youth 21 and younger (non-NU)
Tickets for NU Students: NU Students with a valid NU ID are entitled to one ticket per main stage production and readers’ theater.
Student Rush Policy: Any non-NU student, 21 and younger, with a current student ID card, may be admitted free of charge when there are seats available. Such tickets will be distributed five minutes prior to curtain. To guarantee tickets, purchase a discounted Youth ticket for only $15.