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Where's Charley?, a musical spoof of a classic English farce, is a hilarious parody of Victorian social lunacy. The only collaboration between Broadway veterans George Abbott and Frank Loessor, Where's Charley? is a captivating and very funny romp. Set in 1902 in Oxford University, Two Oxford chums, Jack and Charley, have invited two lovely young ladies to their college rooms for lunch. Charley has arranged for Donna Lucia, his Brazilian aunt, to act as chaperone, as required by Victorian morality. When Donna Lucia fails to arrive, the quick thinking lads hatch a plot to impersonate her. Soon, poor Charley is in a constant whirl, portraying both himself and his aunt, all the while fighting off the amorous advances of a middle-aged suitor.

Whoever said that college life was dull? It wasn't dull back at Oxford, and it won't be dull at Sheridan when Where's Charley? hits the boards.

Music and lyrics by Frank Loessor. Book by George Abbott. Based on Brandon Thomas's play Charley’s Aunt.

Director: Rod Maxwell

Choreographer: Jim White

Musical Director: David Myers

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Sheridan Hall, Sheridan


Charley Wykeham: Adam Bolton
Jack Chesney: Tim Clarke
Amy Spettigue: Lisa Messina
Kitty Verdun: Jackee Guillou
Donna Lucia D'Alvadorez: Dana Parsons
Sir Francis Chesney: Patrick Cook
Mr. Spettigue: Jon Snyder
Brassett: James Bradley
Reggie: Craig Fair
Patricia: Katie Doyle
Featured Singer: Jory Rossiter

Girls: Veronica Bachiu, Kate Campbell, Lora Cotter, Katie Doyle, Sophie Hunter, Amanda Jollimore, Julia Juhas, Lisa Lennox, Heather McGuigan, Holly Merritt
Boys: James Bradley, Craig Fair, Matthew Irvine, Stewart McKensy, Michael Power, Jory Rossiter, Cliff Sardinha


Where’s Charley?, Theatre Sheridan, musical theatre

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Maxwell, R. (Director). (2002, April 10 – 27). Where’s Charley? [Theatre Performance]. Oakville: Theatre Sheridan.

Where’s Charley?, April 10 – 27, 2002



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