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July 19, 2013

An old-fashioned musical comes to Franklin this weekend

FRANKLIN — The Drowsy Chaperone, an old-fashioned musical that pays tribute to the jazz-age shows of the 1920s, is today and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at The Barrow-Civic Theatre, Franklin.

The audience is greeted by the narrator, “Man in Chair” (Ben Bodamer), sitting on a darkened stage. He is a fan of vintage musicals who seems to be suffering from free-floating depression, and he quickly decides to cheer things up by playing a record of the original cast recording of a (fictional) Broadway musical entitled “The Drowsy Chaperone.”

No sooner has the needle touched the record than are the audience and the narrator transported to a 1928 Broadway theater and into “The Drowsy Chaperone,” a play-within-a-play crammed full of every cliche, gag and gimmick from the golden age of musicals.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors 60 and older and students aged 13 to 21, and $12 for children under 12. Tickets may be purchased at the Barrow-Civic box office, by calling (814) 437-3440 or (800) 537-7769 or at

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