After 14 months off, Atlanta Lyric Theatre is finally opening its mainstage season with a smash comedy hit, The Drowsy Chaperone August 25-September 5, 2021.

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. Music and lyrics are by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison with a book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar.

Peek Inside the Rehearsal Room

Meet the Company

The Lyric’s production will be led by a stellar artistic trio: Spencer Stephens as Director, Bethany Okie as Music Director, and David Rossetti as choreographer. The fabulous design team includes, Stephanie Polhemus and Jennifer Rose Ivey (scenic), Toni Sterling (lights), Anna Jenny (costumes), and Multiband Studios (sound). 

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Leading the cast as the “man in chair” is Jamie Grayson. This will be Jamie’s second time playing the role of the man in chair. His most recent pre-pandemic credit was in the regional premiere of An Act of God at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Atlanta icon Kayce Grogan Wallace, (Dreamgirls, Beehive, Rent, Hairspray) will be play the Drowsy Chaper one herself! Our show lovebirds are portrayed by triple threat Meg Young (Jekyll and Hyde), and tap whiz, Michael Persson (Sophisticated Ladies and Thoroughly Modern Mil lie).

Rounding out the cast are Lauren Brooke Tatum (Beauty and the Beast, Tarzan, Dirty Rot ten Scoundrels), Colby Howell (Oliver), Jono Davis (Chicago, Jennie T Anderson Managing Director), Cynthia Caldwell (War Paint), Greg Hunter (Camelot, Jekyll and Hyde), Kari Twyman (Aida, The Wedding Singer), Lawson Lewallen (My Fair Lady), Chloe Cordle (Jekyll and Hyde, Aida) Rial Ellsworth, Trevor Perry, Jeremiah Bailey, James Young and Matthew Blum. 

About The Drowsy Chaperone

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. With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. 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.

About those Tickets…

Single tickets range from $38-$63, and season tickets are on sale as well at www.atlantalyric.com or by calling 404-377-9948.

Next up at the Lyric

While The Drowsy Chaperone kicks off the Lyric’s 41st Season, the company has a whole season of exciting musicals ahead, including The Addams Family, Matilda, and more! Read all about their season on Encore Atlanta’s Back to the Theatre roundup here.

About Sally Henry Fuller

A writer with a passion for building relationships and telling people's stories, Sally Henry Fuller is a performing arts journalist. She has had the privilege of interviewing both local theatre professionals and multi-award-winning celebrities including Carol Burnett, Matthew Morrison, Vanessa Williams, Josh Gad, and Taylor Hicks. With theatre journalism experience since 2011, her work has also been featured on BroadwayWorld.com, the Huffington Post, and the Kennedy Center's American College Theatre Festival.

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