If you’re a fan of Garth Kravits (in chef’s hat, left), the Baristaville resident who taught for years at Luna Stage and is now adviser to the Glen Ridge High School Drama Club, and you haven’t been yet to see him in The Drowsy Chaperone, it’s time to go. Drowsy closes on Sunday.
We went last Thursday and were all absolutely smitten by the show, a parody and love letter to the glittery Broadway musicals of the 1920’s. The show is narrated by a semi-depressed theater fanatic with a large vinyl collection, who plays the record of a long-forgotten musical in his living room and periodically stops it — leaving the cast frozen in their 1000-watt smiles — as he makes arch observations and double entendres. The show started as a wedding present to a Toronto theater couple, Bob Martin and Janet Van De Graaff, which are also the names of the lead characters.
Drowsy is playing at the Marquis Theater in the Marriott Marquis.