"I'm Just Wild About Harry" theatre review at Crown City Theatre


I'm just wild about harry - crown city theatre

Crown City Theatre Company presents - Gary Lamb and William A. Reilly’s


A Musical adapted from Brandon Thomas’s “Charley’s Aunt”

Adapted by Gary Lamb and William A. Reilly

Directed by Joanne McGee

The hilarious new musical, I’M JUST WILD ABOUT HARRY, based on Brandon Thomas’s fantastic English farce, “Charley’s Aunt”, has opened at the Crown City Theatre Company in North Hollywood.  Adapted from Thomas’s original play from the late 19th Century, Gary Lamb and William A. Reilly have given us a fun-filled musical comedy that will thoroughly entertain and amuse audiences.

College Students, Harry Whitman (Matthew Thompson) and Jack Chesney (Mikhail Roberts) are in love and want to marry their sweethearts.  They pressure friend and fellow student Babbs Babberley (Douglas Thornton) to masquerade as Harry’s wealthy Aunt Donna Lucia d’Alvadorez (Carol Jones) from Brazil (“where the nuts come from”) to chaperone visits from the honorable and sweet Katy Spettigue (Melanie Taylor) and Margie Verdun (Sarah French).  Miss Spettigue is the niece and Miss Verdun the ward of cantankerous Mr. Spettigue (Louis Silvers) who is intent on keeping both young ladies virtuous, and keeping their fortunes for himself.  To impersonate Aunt Donna, Babberley dresses in drag and charms both Jack’s father, Frank Chesney (Dave Berges) and Mr. Spettigue with uproarious results. Then we have Babbs’ love interest, Ida Delahay (Lisaun Whittingham) who thinks she is onto Babbs pretense.

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