PLANO (Feb. 16, 2016) — Immerse yourself in glamour and comedy with the musical “The Drowsy Chaperone,” Thursday, Feb. 25 through Sunday, March 6 at Collin College’s John Anthony Theatre.

This show-within-a-show begins when a die-hard musical fan imagines performers coming to life in his shabby apartment whenever he plays his favorite cast album, a 1928 hit called “The Drowsy Chaperone.” Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.

The winner of five Tony Awards (including Best Book and Best Original Score), “The Drowsy Chaperone” is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another. Hailed by New York Magazine as “the perfect Broadway musical,” it is a masterful meta-musical, poking fun at all the tropes that characterize the musical theatre genre.

Performances are: 8 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 25-27 and Wednesday-Saturday, March 2-5; and 2:15 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 28 and Saturday-Sunday, March 5-6. The John Anthony Theatre is located on Collin College’s Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy. in Plano.

Advance ticket purchases for this production are highly recommended and are available at collintheatrecenter.com. Student and senior tickets are $15 and general admission is $20. For more information, contact the Collin Theatre Center Box Office at boxoffice@collin.edu or 972-881-5809.

 

About Collin College

Collin College is a community college located in North Texas’ Collin County, the only public college in the county. One of the fastest-growing community colleges or universities in Texas, the college serves nearly 52,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates in a wide range of disciplines. With seven campuses throughout the college district, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and workforce development. Collin College has locations in Plano (Spring Creek Campus), McKinney (Central Park Campus) and Frisco (Preston Ridge Campus). In addition, there are satellite centers in Allen, Plano and Rockwall. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,300 additional students each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas. For more information, visit collin.edu.