The musical Where’s Charley? — described as a madcap adventure of comedy, romance and mistaken identities — opens at Algonquin on Thursday night. There are also performances on Friday and Saturday night. Here are the details.
Based on Brandon Thomas’ play “Charley’s Aunt”, musical theater masters George Abbot and Frank Loesser adapted one of the most popular and successful farces ever written and turned it a tuneful and hysterically funny classic that’s non-stop entertainment.
Oxford University students Charley (Steph Bacon) and Jack (Zach Lusk) invite the young and winsome Kitty (Marisa Vazquez) and Amy (Juliana Fiore) to lunch under the chaperoning eye of Donna Lucia, Charlie’s wealthy aunt (it is, after all, 1892). But when Donna Lucia doesn’t show, a desperate Charlie disguises himself as his aunt so the young ladies can visit, unaware they’ve brought a chaperone of their own: Amy’s stuffy uncle (Alex LaFreniere) , who promptly falls for Charlie’s aunt-like charms! Then the real aunt shows up, (Sarah Gittins) and
it’s all downhill from there: quick changes, fast talking, marriage proposals, compromising situations and rowdy hilarity.
Performances are this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:00pm at Algonquin Regional High School. Tickets are $10.00.