Are you looking for a deep, meaningful show that offers profound insights into the meaning of life? Me neither! Which means you'll have a blast at the Village Players' production The Drowsy Chaperone. Friends and semi regular readers will know I'm a fan of the theatre; surprisingly, however, I had never seen this show before. I had seen the ads whenever we were in NYC--and had seen the performance on the Tony Awards a few years back--and I knew the original production starred local-girl-makes-good Sutton Foster, but that's as far as I had gotten. The show is a spot-on parody of vintage musicals (although you don't have to be a fan to enjoy it), chock full of every cliche you can imagine: the ditzy blonde, the leading man with the brilliant smile, and even the dry, quick witted butler (named, of course, Underling). The entire show is framed around a middle-aged, single man who's a big musical fan fondly listening to e soundtrack of this mythical show as it plays out in his head. While the songs aren't quite in the truly-hummable category, it's a very entertaining, laugh-out-loud, fast-paced ninety minutes, so find yourself a bit of free time to check it out. More info can be found at www.birminghamvillageplayers.com.