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St. James Theatre, (10/11/1948 - 9/09/1950)
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Opening Date: Oct 11, 1948    
Closing Date: Sep 09, 1950 Total Performances: 792

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: Summer, 1892.



Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned by The Shubert Organization; Theatre Operated by the 138 West 48th St. Theatre Co., Inc.
Produced by Cy Feuer and Ernest H. Martin; Produced in association with Gwen Rickard
Music by Frank Loesser; Lyrics by Frank Loesser; Book by George Abbott; Based on the play "Charley's Aunt" by Brandon Thomas; Music orchestrated by Ted Royal, Hans Spialek and Phil Lang; Vocal arrangements and direction by Gerry Dolin; Musical Director: Max Goberman
Directed by George Abbott; Choreographed by George Balanchine
Scenic Design by David Ffolkes; Costume Design by David Ffolkes
General Manager: Leo Rose
Production Stage Manager: Robert Griffith; Stage Manager: Dan Sattler
Music Contractor: Henry Topper
General Press Representative: Karl Bernstein; Press Representative: Mary March
Cast
Ray BolgerCharley Wykeham
Horace CooperMr. Spettigue
Paul EnglandSir Francis Chesney
Jane LawrenceDonna Lucia D'Alvadorez
Allyn Ann McLerieAmy Spettigue
Doretta MorrowKitty Verdun
Byron PalmerJack Chesney
Rae AbruzzoSinger
John AllenSinger
Marian BairdSinger
Robert BairdSinger
Vicki BarrettDancer
Mary Alice BinghamDancer
James BirdSinger
Douglas DeaneReggie
Dancer
Geraldine DelaneyDancer
Alex DunaeffDancer
Marge EllisDancer
George EnkeDancer
Marie FosterPatricia
Dancer
John FriendDancer
A Professor
Dan GallagherSinger
Bobby HarrellDancer
Bob HeldSinger
Jane JudgeSinger
Edgar KentWilkinson
Ray KyleDancer
James LanePhotographer
John LyndsBrassett
Cornell MacNeilSinger
Marcia MaierDancer
Betty OakesSinger
Eleanor ParkerSinger
Hazel PattersonDancer
Stowe PhelpsSinger
Katharine ReeveSinger
Walter RinnerDancer
Nina StarkeyDancer
Susan StewartDancer
Gloria SullivanSinger
Ernest TaylorSinger
Bill WeberDancer
Irene WestonSinger
Ken WhelanDancer
Understudies: James Bird (Photographer, Reggie), Douglas Deane (Charley Wykeham), Marie Foster (Amy Spettigue), Dan Gallagher (Sir Francis Chesney), James Lane (Mr. Spettigue), Cornell MacNeil (Jack Chesney), Betty Oakes (Kitty Verdun), Stowe Phelps (Brassett), Katharine Reeve (Donna Lucia D'Alvadorez) and Ernest Taylor (Wilkinson)
Theatre World
winner 1949 Award [recipient] 
  Allyn Ann McLerie
winner 1949 Award [recipient] 
  Byron Palmer
Tony Award®
winner 1949 Best Actor (Musical) [winner] 
 Performer: Ray Bolger
music by Frank Loesser; lyrics by Frank Loesser
ACT 1 Sung By
The Years Before UsStudents
Better Get Out of HereCharley Wykeham, Amy Spettigue, Kitty Verdun and Jack Chesney
The New Ashmolean Marching Society and Students' Conservatory BandJack Chesney, Amy Spettigue, Kitty Verdun, Dancer, Student and Young Ladies
My Darling, My DarlingJack Chesney and Kitty Verdun
Make a MiracleCharley Wykeham and Amy Spettigue
Serenade with AsidesMr. Spettigue
Lovelier Than EverDonna Lucia D'Alvadorez, Sir Francis Chesney, Students and Young Ladies
The Woman in His RoomAmy Spettigue
PernambucoCharley Wykeham, Amy Spettigue and the "Pernambucans"
ACT 2 Sung By
Where's Charley?Jack Chesney, Singers, Students and Young Ladies
Once in Love with AmyCharley Wykeham
The GossipsPatricia, Dancer and Singers
At the Red Rose CotillionJack Chesney, Kitty Verdun and Guests