With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on  his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical.  The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as  the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their  wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a  not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided  Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for  an evening of madcap delight.