The Critics Love The Drowsy Chaperone at the Oregon Cabaret Theatre

“The giddy, goofy musical, which opened July 7 at Oregon Cabaret Theatre in Ashland, is one of the funniest productions I have ever seen.” – Kathleen Alaks, Grants Pass Daily Courier

“The whole group does a smashing job, and the show is chock full of just the sort of madcap chicanery and unhinged character studies for which OCT has rightly earned credit. It’s a terrific night of high-octane insanity, and it’s well worth seeing.” – Jeffrey Gillespie, Ashland Daily Tidings

“A night at OCT is always exceptional for its productions, tasty food and good drinks. Come early to relax in comfortable chairs, enjoy a meal or just appetizers and a glass, and appreciate the time for conversation with friends…” – Maureen Flanagan Battistella, Medford Mail Tribune

The Story

When the house lights go down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. As the recording of The Drowsy Chaperone begins to play, the show comes to life in the man’s apartment. The characters appear in his small studio, and the set is slowly transformed into the impressive estate of Mrs. Tottendale who is hosting the wedding of oil tycoon Robert Martin and Broadway star Janet Van De Graaff. Those in attendance include Robert’s best man George, Broadway producer Feldzieg, who is hoping to persuade Janet to forgo marriage and continue starring in Feldzieg’s Follies, ditzy flapper Kitty, who hopes to take Janet’s place in the Follies, two gangsters disguised as pastry chefs, the self-proclaimed famed Latin lover Aldolpho, and Janet’s alcoholic Chaperone, whose sole job is to keep Janet away from Robert until the wedding.

The Details

The Drowsy Chaperone previews Thursday, July 6th at 8:00pm before opening on Friday, July 7th. The show closes on Sunday, September 3rd. Saturday and Sunday matinees of The Drowsy Chaperone begin at 1:00pm and evening performances begin at 8:00pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Monday. For additional information, or to purchase tickets, call the Oregon Cabaret Theatre Box Office at 541-488-2902 or visit

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