Last night my sister and I took our husbands to Dallas Summer Musicals performance of "The Drowsy Chaperone", which we saw on Broadway two years ago with the original cast. Our first time to watch the show, we didn’t really know what to think during the first act, but by the time we reached the second act, tears were rolling down our cheeks from laughing so hard. We finally figured out that it’s a musical for people who both love musicals and can appreciate all the quirks of the classics.
We decided to see it again when the national tour came through town at Music Hall at Fair Park, and bought tickets a few months ago. I honestly hadn’t looked into it to see if the touring cast was as good as the original, mostly because I didn’t want to go in with any preconceived notions, but it turns out that this cast has gotten rave reviews, including here locally.
Of course, I didn’t read any of this before I sat down in the theater last night, so when I opened my Playbill to look over the cast list, my eyes popped when I read the name of the person playing the lead role — Jonathan Crombie.