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RIC Theatre musical ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ to run April 12-15.

RIC’s spring musical "The Drowsy Chaperone" will offer a manic mix of music, dancing and comedy from April 12-15 in the Auditorium in Roberts Hall.

The production, presented by the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance’s Mainstage Theatre, will be directed by Bill Wilson, professor of theatre and director of musical theatre. Musical direction is provided by Anthony Torelli ’86, with choreography by Angelica Vessella ’97, M ’07, RIC director of dance.

This witty, whimsical production is framed around a musical-theatre aficionado – the Man in the Chair – whose recording of a cast album magically brings a musical from the Jazz Age to life as divas, cads, lotharios and other assorted characters sing and dance their way through the play in his living room.

"The Drowsy Chaperone" – an award winner on Broadway – offers audiences a unique blend of clever originality and sparkling songs and dialogue.

Performances are at 8 p.m., April 12-14, and at 2 p.m., April 14 and 15. General admission is $20. Tickets can be purchased in advance via Visa, MasterCard or Discover by calling (401) 456-8144 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, or online at www.ric.edu/pfa.