The latest show coming to the Hayswood Theatre is actually a musical about musicals. The Drowsy Chaperone is musical comedy written by Bob Martin and Don McKellar that parodies musicals of the 1920s.
Per Wikipedia, "The story concerns a middle-aged, asocial musical theatre fan. As he plays the record of his favorite musical, the fictional 1928 hit The Drowsy Chaperone, the show comes to life onstage, as he wryly comments on the music, story, and actors."
Locally, the show is being directed by Allen Platt and Emily Trinkle. We caught up with Allen who shared a little about Hayswood's history, the upcoming show, and much more.
Here is a look at our interview:
Hayswood Theatre has a rich history in downtown Corydon. As Mr. Platt mentioned, it is a community theatre run by local individuals who live and work in our area. These people have a passion for theatre and bringing shows to life for the audience.
Many community theatres in our area were hurt financially when things shut down during the pandemic, Hayswood included. They are working hard to get back on their feet and bring the community the brand of high level live entertainment Southern Indiana has come to expect.
If you are a fan of live theater, we encourage you to check out The Drowsy Chaperone at Hayswood Theatre in Corydon. Performances begin on August 12th and run through August 28th. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit:
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