Characters will come to life on and off the stage in the Cerritos College Theater Department's musical production of the five-time Tony Award-winning The Drowsy Chaperone, set to open early next month.
The play, a parody of the old musicals, starts when a die-hard musical fan plays his favorite cast album and the musical comes to life right in his living room, telling the story of a Broadway starlet trying to find and keep her true love. Insights are given throughout the show by the man, called "the man in chair." Other cast members include gangsters disguised as pastry chefs, a self-proclaimed famed Latin lover and an alcoholic chaperone.
The Cerritos College production runs May 3-12 with performances at 8 p.m. May 3,4,9,10 and 11 and a 2 p.m. performance on May 12 at the school's Burnight Center Theatre, 11110 Alondra Blvd., Norwalk.
Advance tickets are $15 general admission, $12 for students, facult, staff, seniors and $10 for children 5-12 years. At the door, tickets are $18, $15 and $12.
Advance tickets are available on the theater's website or in person at the theater office from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The theater box office accepts cash only.