About The Drowsy Chaperone

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.

Krider Performing Arts Center

Krider Performing Arts Center exists to provide facilities, services, and programs of the highest quality for the benefit of the people, organizations, and institutions of Paris, Tennessee and the surrounding area.  KPAC is under the administration of the City of Paris, Tennessee Parks and Recreation Department. 

KPAC offers extensive programming for Youth through KPAC Young Artists as well as occasional productions for performers of all ages in our KPAC Players program. 

We serve as a rental venue for community events of all types, and our new Touring Artists Series strives to present a great concert, comedy, or other performing arts production most every month.  

For information about how you may participate in programs, volunteer to support events, or schedule an event at Krider Performing Arts Center, email Rhonda Stanton, KPAC Manager, at [email protected]