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East Ridge High School stages 'The Drowsy Chaperone'

East Ridge High School stages 'The Drowsy Chaperone'

CLERMONT — If you love musical theater, you will probably go crazy for "The Drowsy Chaperone," which is stuffed with every creaky action and most of the stock characters in the history of the theater. Drama students at East Ridge High School will open the Tony-winning musical at 7 p. m. Wednesday. The first nod to theater conventions is that this is a play-within-a-play. Man in Chair, a role shared by 15-year-old sophomore Walton Cobb and 17-year-old senior Dillon Gleeson, has the blues. To cure what ails him, he puts on a record of his favorite Broadway hit "The Drowsy Chaperone," from 1928. Suddenly the remembered show comes to life as he recalls details...

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