Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls of all ages: Step right up and don't be shy! You won't believe the wonders we have in store...
Award-winning magician, singer, comedian, and writer Naathan Phan (as seen on Masters of Illusion, Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Tengo Talento Mucho Talento, Wizard Wars, America's Got Talent, and more) is bringing his highly interactive, family-friendly, circus-themed comedy magic extravaganza to the Mysterium Theater at the historic La Habra Depot Theatre, right next door to the Children's Museum at La Habra!
Witness feats of comedy, conjuring, clowning, and classic showmanship from The Ringmaster and Zany the Clown that will entertain and enthrall the whole family (with many routines designed with young children in mind)! ...And with plenty of opportunities for audience participation, don't be surprised if you find yourself on stage as a part of the act!
Join us every Saturday for pre-show circus games at the midway which goes from noon until 12:45pm. Show starts at 1pm and runs for 60 minutes. After the show, come to the lobby for a complimentary meet-and-greet where The Ringmaster and Zany The Clown will be available to take pictures and sign autographs on merchandise or whatever else you happen to have!
*On select dates, the role of The Ringmaster will be played by Hayden Allcorn or Robert Ramirez, both of whom are members of The Magic Castle in Hollywood.*
Directed by Tyler Stouffer
Choreographed by Emily Turner
Playing June 14 - July 7
Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another.
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.
Hailed by New York Magazine as "The Perfect Broadway Musical," The Drowsy Chaperone is a masterful meta-musical, poking fun at all the tropes that characterize the musical theatre genre.