Ever just wish you could break free from your reality and enter another world? It's possible. At least, that's what the "Man in Chair" experiences in Broadway's The Drowsy Chaperone. The five-time Tony Award-winning musical comes to Charlotte with its original story of a normal guy and his great escape. Georgia Engel of The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Everybody Loves Raymond rejoins the cast as "Mrs. Tottendale." Running through Nov. 18. 8 p.m. $25-$70. Belk Theater, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.