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Where's Charley

Where's Charley?

by Frank Loesser and George Abbott

Based on a Play, Comedy, Classic, Critically-Acclaimed

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Where's Charley

Where's Charley




A classic musical based on the play "Charley's Aunt" by Brandon Thomas.


Story:

Charley and Jack invite Kitty and Amy to lunch under the supervision of Charley's aunt, Donna Lucia, but when she doesn't show up, he dresses as her to ensure the girls can visit. However, they've brought their own chaperone, a man who soon falls in love with this "aunt." When the real they run into even more trouble and have to think (and change) fast to get out of it.


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Lyrics for the Musical's Songs



Composer

Composer and Lyricist
Frank Loesser

Librettist

Librettist
George Abbott



  • Premiere
  • 1951
  • 1974
  • 1952 Film

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
St. James Theatre
Opening Night
Oct 11, 1948
Total Performances
792
Original Cast
Ray Bolger, Horace Cooper, Paul England, Jane Lawrence, Allyn Ann McLerie, Doretta Morrow, Byron Palmer
Director
George Abbott
Choreographer
George Balanchine
Producer
Cy Feuer and Ernest H. Martin
Musical Director
Max Goberman
Orchestrations
Ted Royal, Hans Spialek and Phil Lang
Scenic Design
David Ffolkes
Costume Design
David Ffolkes

1951 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Broadway Theatre
Opening Night
Jan 29, 1951
Total Performances
48
Original Cast
Ray Bolger, Horace Cooper, Paul England, Rose Ingraham, John Lynds, Allyn McLerie, Betty Oakes, Robert Shackleton
Director
George Abbott
Choreographer
George Balanchine
Producer
Feuer, Martin & Rickard
Musical Director
Edward Scott
Orchestrations
Ted Royal and Hans Spialek
Scenic Design
David Ffolkes
Costume Design
David Ffolkes

1974 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Circle in the Square Theatre
Opening Night
Dec 19, 1974
Total Performances
78
Original Cast
Tom Aldredge, Louis Beachner, Taina Elg, Raul Julia, Jerry Lanning, Carol Jo Lugenbeal, Marcia McClain, Peter Walker
Director
Theodore Mann
Choreographer
Margo Sappington
Producer
Circle in the Square
Musical Director
Tom Pierson
Scenic Design
Marjorie Bradley Kellogg
Costume Design
Arthur Boccia
Lighting Design
Thomas Skelton

1952 Film Version

Movie Name
Where's Charley?
Type
Hollywood Musical
Director
David Butler
Screenplay
John Monks Jr.
Starring
Ray Bolger, Allyn Ann McLerie and Robert Shackleton





CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections


Books

Book
Charley's Aunt by Brandon Thomas


Other

Merchandise




1949 Tony Award Nominations

Best Actor (Musical) - Ray Bolger

1949 Theatre World Award Nominations

Allyn Ann McLerie
Byron Palmer

1975 Tony Award Nominations

Best Actor in a Musical - Raul Julia
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Tom Aldredge
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Taina Elg
Best Costume Design
Best Choreography

1975 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Raul Julia
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Marcia McClain
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Jerry Lanning
Outstanding Choreography

1975 Theatre World Award Nominations

Marcia McClain

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