Based on Brandon Thomas' Play "Charley's Aunt"
Book by George Abbott
Music & Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Directed by Peter Reynolds
Choreographed by Maggie Anderson
Music Direction by Steven Gross
February 18-24, 2022 (7:30 pm, Sat & Sun mat @ 2 pm)
Stage Manager: Laurence Christopher
Sadly, in February of 2020, our angel donor and Temple Alum, Joy Abbott, passed away. As a part of her legacy, we celebrate her through the production of a classic musical written by her late husband George Abbott. Known as Mister Broadway, George Abbott was involved in well over 100 Broadway shows and, along with innumerable accolades, garnered myriad Tony awards and a Pulitzer Prize. “Where’s Charley?” has the distinction of being the first full Broadway score by the famous Frank Loesser (Guys and Dolls); it earned a Tony award for the great Ray Bolger (Wizard of Oz) and contains the sing-a-long favorite “Once in Love with Amy.”
Based on the classic British farce “Charley’s Aunt”, the action of this joyous, golden age musical, follows a quartet of young lovers who are simply looking for a private place to profess their feelings for each other. However, the social mores of Victorian England find it unseemly for young gentlemen and ladies to be paired off without a watchful chaperone. Enter Charley with a madcap idea that seems just crazy enough to work. Do farcical hijinks ensue? They most certainly do!