Charley's Aunt

Critics

LemonMeter

83 %

Reviews: 6

Audience

LemonMeter

100 %

Reviews: 4

This hysterical comedy follows Jack Chesney who loves Kitty Verdun and Charley who loves Miss Amy Spettigue. They invite the ladies to meet Charley's wealthy aunt from Brazil, "where the nuts come from." Canceling her visit at the last minute, the millionaire aunt sends the boys into cataclysmic confusion. What do they do now? The problem is solved by drafting their pal into impersonating "Charley's Aunt". This beautiful and hysterical production is set in the 1920s, adding a fun modern take to this timeless show!

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Charley’s Aunt is a delightful comedy, and this production is outstanding! The fast-moving show has a high level of energy throughout, building up to a strong climax at the end. While the story is very silly (just the detail of Babbs’ wearing drag comes across as ridiculous, even before the plot develops to become even crazier), the GCT does an excellent job of pulling it off with panache and making the wild plot highly entertaining. The GCT prides itself in being family friendly, and this play fits the standard of having clean humor while also keeping the audience laughing out loud from beginning to end.

sweet - Vicki Mejia-Gewe - Fangirl Nation - ...read full review


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Director Carter Thomas keeps things flying along with nonstop action and pacing, smartly combining lowbrow pratfalls with understated reactions and assisted by high energy and spot-on timing from the ensemble.

The appealing cast offers excellent performances and chemistry...

Charley’s Aunt offers hilarious, nonstop classic comedy for both young and old.

sweet - Mary Mallory - Tolucan Times - ...read full review


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Carter Thomas directs this show with all the frenziness one can expect in such a comedy. By way of the action of the cast and through their spoken dialogue, all provides their amusement through every twist and turn!...

It’s not often that such a show is made available for modern day audiences to enjoy while getting a good laugh or three. For those that desire to get a supply of such comedy, then this is the show to see–the same program where the nuts do come from!

sweet - Rich Borowy - Accessibly Live Off-Line - ...read full review


Patrick Chavis

The production suffers from having too much story set up and nowhere near as much
payback in the comedy or shock department. The acting and direction seemed scattered.

sour - Patrick Chavis - LA Theatre Bites - ...read full review


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I went to this delightful show on New Year’s Eve and had a lovely time. The director, Carter Thomas, did such an excellent job resetting the play from 1890s Oxford to 1920s Yale that I didn’t realize until after the fact that the characters had not been written as Americans. The bulldog on the mantle was a nice subtle touch! The cast members were completely committed to their high-energy roles for the duration of the show, equally prepared to flit about in their stylish 20s regalia and dive behind a piece of furniture should the moment require it. The play itself was full of old-fashioned silliness and charm, perfect for a fun night out.

sweet - Elise Gibney


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I was absolutely amazed with this show! The costumes and sets were beautiful and immediately transported me to the 1920s, a perfect way to start the new decade! All of the actors had expert comedic timing that made the event extremely entertaining. Charley's Aunt is a family friendly show that theater goers of all ages will find funny and charming. My whole family left with a smile. Even though the title of the show is not well known, this production is well worth seeing and I look forward to watching more Glendale Centre Theatre shows in the future.

sweet - Camille


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I was delighted to have seen this show for New Years Eve! The humor of the script, the actors perfectly timed delivery, and dazzling set/costumes all culminate for the perfect show! My family and I thoroughly enjoyed ringing in the 2020 New Year with this entertaining 1920s experience!

sweet - Emily


Steven Stanley

Despite having just one hit play to his name, Brandon Thomas has rightly earned his place in theatrical history with the timeless classic Charley’s Aunt, and director Carter Thomas (presumably no relation) knows how to do his namesake’s chef-d’oeuvre divine justice. Together with a couldn’t-be-better cast, they open Glendale Centre Theatre’s 2020 season with New Year’s fireworks pizzazz.

sweet - Steven Stanley - StageSceneLA - ...read full review


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I saw this version of Charley's Aunt on NYE! This comedy was adapted for the 1920's which I think was a great way to ring in 2020! The cast was extremely talented and had great pacing. I was laughing the whole time! This was my second time seeing a show at the Glendale Centre Theatre and I'm looking forward to going back again!

sweet - Janet Brown


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Director Carter Thomas has done an excellent job of keeping the play moving swiftly along, replete with hilarious sight jokes and the obligatory but also hysterical pratfalls. The large cast really gets into the tale with enthusiasm and talented teamwork. Costume designer Angela Manke has a ball dressing up the twenties crowd, and Paul Reid’s lighting keeps the scenes rolling along. CHARLEY’S AUNT is an entertaining, uproarious comedy which shouldn’t be missed.

sweet - Elaine Mura - Splash Magazines - ...read full review


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Charley’s Aunt is a delightful comedy, and this production is outstanding! The fast-moving show has a high level of energy throughout, building up to a strong climax at the end. While the story is very silly (just the detail of Babbs’ wearing drag comes across as ridiculous, even before the plot develops to become even crazier), the GCT does an excellent job of pulling it off with panache and making the wild plot highly entertaining. The GCT prides itself in being family friendly, and this play fits the standard of having clean humor while also keeping the audience laughing out loud from beginning to end.

sweet - Vicki Mejia-Gewe - Fangirl Nation - ...read full review


Avatar

Director Carter Thomas keeps things flying along with nonstop action and pacing, smartly combining lowbrow pratfalls with understated reactions and assisted by high energy and spot-on timing from the ensemble.

The appealing cast offers excellent performances and chemistry...

Charley’s Aunt offers hilarious, nonstop classic comedy for both young and old.

sweet - Mary Mallory - Tolucan Times - ...read full review


Avatar

Carter Thomas directs this show with all the frenziness one can expect in such a comedy. By way of the action of the cast and through their spoken dialogue, all provides their amusement through every twist and turn!...

It’s not often that such a show is made available for modern day audiences to enjoy while getting a good laugh or three. For those that desire to get a supply of such comedy, then this is the show to see–the same program where the nuts do come from!

sweet - Rich Borowy - Accessibly Live Off-Line - ...read full review


Patrick Chavis

The production suffers from having too much story set up and nowhere near as much
payback in the comedy or shock department. The acting and direction seemed scattered.

sour - Patrick Chavis - LA Theatre Bites - ...read full review


Steven Stanley

Despite having just one hit play to his name, Brandon Thomas has rightly earned his place in theatrical history with the timeless classic Charley’s Aunt, and director Carter Thomas (presumably no relation) knows how to do his namesake’s chef-d’oeuvre divine justice. Together with a couldn’t-be-better cast, they open Glendale Centre Theatre’s 2020 season with New Year’s fireworks pizzazz.

sweet - Steven Stanley - StageSceneLA - ...read full review


Avatar

Director Carter Thomas has done an excellent job of keeping the play moving swiftly along, replete with hilarious sight jokes and the obligatory but also hysterical pratfalls. The large cast really gets into the tale with enthusiasm and talented teamwork. Costume designer Angela Manke has a ball dressing up the twenties crowd, and Paul Reid’s lighting keeps the scenes rolling along. CHARLEY’S AUNT is an entertaining, uproarious comedy which shouldn’t be missed.

sweet - Elaine Mura - Splash Magazines - ...read full review


Avatar

I went to this delightful show on New Year’s Eve and had a lovely time. The director, Carter Thomas, did such an excellent job resetting the play from 1890s Oxford to 1920s Yale that I didn’t realize until after the fact that the characters had not been written as Americans. The bulldog on the mantle was a nice subtle touch! The cast members were completely committed to their high-energy roles for the duration of the show, equally prepared to flit about in their stylish 20s regalia and dive behind a piece of furniture should the moment require it. The play itself was full of old-fashioned silliness and charm, perfect for a fun night out.

sweet - Elise Gibney


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I was absolutely amazed with this show! The costumes and sets were beautiful and immediately transported me to the 1920s, a perfect way to start the new decade! All of the actors had expert comedic timing that made the event extremely entertaining. Charley's Aunt is a family friendly show that theater goers of all ages will find funny and charming. My whole family left with a smile. Even though the title of the show is not well known, this production is well worth seeing and I look forward to watching more Glendale Centre Theatre shows in the future.

sweet - Camille


Avatar

I was delighted to have seen this show for New Years Eve! The humor of the script, the actors perfectly timed delivery, and dazzling set/costumes all culminate for the perfect show! My family and I thoroughly enjoyed ringing in the 2020 New Year with this entertaining 1920s experience!

sweet - Emily


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I saw this version of Charley's Aunt on NYE! This comedy was adapted for the 1920's which I think was a great way to ring in 2020! The cast was extremely talented and had great pacing. I was laughing the whole time! This was my second time seeing a show at the Glendale Centre Theatre and I'm looking forward to going back again!

sweet - Janet Brown