The Drowsy Chaperone
On Saturday, October 27, 2013, I attended The Drowsy Chaperone, put on by the Concordia University Department of Theater and Dance. The show was narrated by an elderly woman, who provides insightful commentary. The plot to the musical was a wedding, and it was a very interesting wedding. The show was quite comedic, and everyone involved in the musical did a fantastic job.
In Honors this fall, a portion of our studies is Ritual Studies. Weddings are a ritual, and the plot of The Drowsy Chaperone circles around a wedding. A usual superstition, not letting the bride see the groom on the wedding day, is what sets the musical into motion. At the end of the play, a group wedding happens, where four couples get married in the same ceremony. This particular ritual of a group wedding is not the norm in U.S. society.
I had a great time attending The Drowsy Chaperone. If I were to give the musical a rating out of 5 stars, I would give it 4.5 stars. I am not much of a musical connoisseur; in fact, I don’t really care for musicals. So when I say that I enjoyed this musical, it means a lot. The comedic nature of The Drowsy Chaperone was my favorite part, and now I’m tempted to check out more musicals.