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Where's Charley? (Vocal Selections) - Full Length Musical

Where's Charley? (Vocal Selections)

Frank Loesser

Full Length Musical

ISBN: 9780793542901

Book by George Abbott 
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser 
Based on Brandon Thomas' Charley's Aunt

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Description | Characters
: Vocal Selections

7 vocal selections, including:
Lovelier Than Ever
Make a Miracle
My Darling, My Darling
The New Ashmolean Marching Society and Students Conservatory Band
Once in Love with Amy
Where's Charley?

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"Loesser's score is charming and so is the show. Beautifully sung and brightly acted, the production staged by director John Doyle offers an aptly breezy account of a light-hearted musical that's as refreshing as the first breath of springtime." -Michael Sommers, New Jersey Newsroom
WHERE'S CHARLEY? was the first Broadway show by Frank Loesser, who had made a name for himself as a popular songwriter (see the revue PERFECTLY FRANK). It immediately demonstrated the master's easy command of wit and romance, sophistication and high jinks. Delivering "Once in Love With Amy," "My Darling, My Darling" and "The New Ashmolean Marching Society" to the hit parade, WHERE'S CHARLEY? launched Loesser into the songwriting stratosphere. The original production opened on October 11, 1948 at the St. James Theatre with Ray Bolger (Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz) in the lead. It was a huge hit for Bolger--who won a Tony Award for his performance. He nightly brought the house lights up on the audience midway through "Once in Love with Amy" and led them in a merry sing-along.
AMY SPETTIGUE Sweet, clever, well-mannered and loves her boyfriend. She is close friends with Kitty. Female, 20-25 yrs old Range: Bb3 - F5
CHARLEY WYKEHAM Very comic. Feckless, physical, and fast-paced. He is a college senior at Oxford University, roommate of Jack's, and boyfriend to Amy. Male, 20-25 yrs old Range: Bb3 - Eb5
DONNA LUCIA D'ALVADOREZ The real aunt of Charley. She is a warm, wealthy, globetrotter from Brazil. Female, 40-50 yrs old Range: Db4 - G5
JACK CHESNEY A young, stubborn, impetuous college senior from Oxford University. He is rich and also Charley's roommate. Male, 20-25 yrs old Range: D4 - G5
KITTY VERDUN Jack's refined, honest, slightly reckless girlfriend. She finds herself madly in love with Jack and close friends with Amy. Female, 20-25 yrs old Range: E4 - G5
MR. SPETTIGUE The girls' stuffy, money-hungry elder who is the guardian and financial supporter of Kitty and Amy's. He, too, finds himself to be in love with Charley's "aunt." Male, 40-50 yrs old Range: B3 - C5
SIR FRANCIS CHESNEY Jack's single father. He is clueless and Donna's long lost love. Male, 45-60 yrs old Range: Db4 - G5
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