History Theatre / TheDrowsyChaperone

31st Mar '18 5:00:06 PM lakingsif
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* CastingGag: The original Broadway program featured snippets about the in-universe cast. In the section about Janet's actress, Jane Roberts, there's pictures of her with her husband Dylan Horne. Horne is played by Christian Borle, Sutton Foster's then husband.

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* CastingGag: The original Broadway program featured snippets about the in-universe cast. In the section about Janet's actress, Jane Roberts, there's pictures of her with her husband Dylan Horne. Horne is played by Christian Borle, Creator/ChristianBorle, Sutton Foster's then husband.
23rd Mar '18 9:41:41 PM Andooks
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* DistractedByTheSexy: As the Man in Chair tells us, the actress in the 1920s musical ''TheDrowsyChaperone'' was famous for playing "The Oops Girl", who had this as her entire shtick.

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* DistractedByTheSexy: As the Man in Chair tells us, the actress in the 1920s musical ''TheDrowsyChaperone'' ''The Drowsy Chaperone'' was famous for playing "The Oops Girl", who had this as her entire shtick.
23rd Mar '18 9:41:21 PM Andooks
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* DistractedByTheSexy: As the Man in Chair tells us, the actress in the 1920s musical ''TheDrowsyChaperone'' was famous for playing "The Oops Girl", who had this as her entire shtick.
22nd Jan '18 1:41:17 PM CrazyLegs2
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* ShoutOut: Janet van de Graaf and Robert Martin are named after a real-life Canadian acting couple; the show in its original form (pre-Broadway) was written for their stag party. The real Robert Martin co-wrote the book for the Broadway version and was that version's original Man in Chair.
22nd Jan '18 1:27:09 PM CrazyLegs2
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* RollingPinOfDoom: To go along with their "pastry chef" facade, the gangster are sometimes shown wielding rolling pins.

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* RollingPinOfDoom: To go along with their "pastry chef" facade, the gangster gangsters are sometimes shown wielding rolling pins.
22nd Jan '18 1:26:31 PM CrazyLegs2
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* RiddleForTheAges: At the very end, does the Drowsy Chaperone say "[[spoiler: Love while you can]]" or "[[spoiler: Leave while you can]]"? The Man in Chair is obsessed with the question.

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* RiddleForTheAges: At the very end, does the Drowsy Chaperone say "[[spoiler: Love "[[spoiler:Live while you can]]" or "[[spoiler: Leave "[[spoiler:Leave while you can]]"? The Man in Chair is obsessed with the question. question.
* RollingPinOfDoom: To go along with their "pastry chef" facade, the gangster are sometimes shown wielding rolling pins.
17th Oct '17 6:09:44 PM jtierney50
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* UnusualEuphemism: in "Toledo Surprise", the Gangsters threaten Feldzieg with baking metaphors, like "chop the nuts", "beat the dough", "peel the skin [of a peach]", and so on. Later, Kitty takes up the melody and begins making thinly veiled sex references ("Squeeze the cream, grease the pan, lick the spoon", etc etc).
18th Apr '17 5:39:46 PM vifetoile
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* LovingAShadow: Downplayed with the Man in Chair's love for ''The Drowsy Chaperone.'' He's fully aware of the musical's many, many flaws, but it's still the one he turns to when he's blue, even though he's never even seen it performed.
8th Apr '17 3:19:37 PM vifetoile
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* ObfuscatingStupidity: Discussed by the Man In Chair with regards to the character of Kitty. Despite seeming like a total bimbo, she nevertheless pulls off something very clever at the end, which leads the Man in Chair to wonder if she's playing dumb.
8th Apr '17 3:13:49 PM vifetoile
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* NostalgiaFilter: The way the Man In Chair views the 1920s.

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* NostalgiaFilter: The way the Man In Chair views the 1920s.1920s, though he admits that the idea that "the world was one big party" applied only to the wealthy.


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* RiddleForTheAges: At the very end, does the Drowsy Chaperone say "[[spoiler: Love while you can]]" or "[[spoiler: Leave while you can]]"? The Man in Chair is obsessed with the question.
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