Live Design Exclusive: Seen & Heard

Live Design Exclusive: Seen & Heard

Seen on Broadway: The Drowsy Chaperone is such frothy good fun that it seems silly to express reservations, but there’s a darker, more introspective piece lurking just underneath its bright and cheery surface that I found more tantalizing. The Drowsy Chaperone, produced in 1928, is a light-hearted frolic brimming with the conventions, good and bad, of its time, from beautiful tunes and its eagerness to please—to questionable lyrics and politically incorrect stereotypes.

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