About SLC's

The Drowsy Chaperone


Arriving in your living room

Believe it or not, you could host a 24-person wedding reception in your living room. The student performers have been working very hard to prepare for this event. We are revolutionizing your contemporary musical theatre experience.   

The Drowsy Chaperone is a Canadian musical that got its start in Toronto in 1997. It was a wedding present created by Don McKellar, Lisa Lambert, and Greg Morrison for one of the other writers Bob Martin, and his wife, Janet Van Der Graaff. In the initial presentation, there was no Man in Chair. In the subsequent 1999 Toronto Fringe Festival production, Bob Martin was added on as both a book writer and the narrator for the piece, Man in Chair. This Canadian-born musical played houses such as Theatre Passe Muraille in 1999, Winter Garden Theatre in 2001 and eventually Broadway’s Marquis Theatre in 2006. This musical went on to win five Tonys including Best Book and Best Score, the most of any Canadian musical…EVER!


The Music Theatre - Performance program at St. Lawrence College gives aspiring musical theatre professionals theoretical and practical training in three core disciplines of acting, singing and dance. Our faculty of experienced professionals guide students through personalized instruction and coaching, as well as courses in stagecraft, musical theatre history, music theory and audition preparation. Our students receive mentoring from faculty and guest industry professionals to become competent and job-ready for a competitive and rapidly changing industry.


To learn more about the college program, please visit www.stlawrencecollege.ca/musictheatre