Sweet Charity

Sweet Charity

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Book by Neil Simon

Music by Cy Coleman Lyrics by Dorothy Fields

Based on an original screenplay by Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli and Ennio Flaiano

Produced for the Broadway stage by: Fryer, Carr and Harris

Conceived, Staged and Choreographed by Bob Fosse

When SWEET CHARITY first premiered on Broadway in 1966, the musical defined a decade. Beginning with the hope and optimism of the 1960s and ending with the cynicism of the 1970’s, the production set pushed the boundaries for characters in musicals, particularly women. 50 years later, the playhouse is to revive this bold, brassy and brilliantly conceived show.

SWEET CHARITY tells Neil Simon's bittersweet story of Charity Hope Valentine, a dancer from New York City who is always looking for love but has a habit of falling for the wrong man.

Terrific songs by Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields such as BIG SPENDER, RHYTHM OF LIFE and IF MY FRIENDS COULD SEE ME NOW embrace the goofy optimism of Charity, as well as the bleakness of her reality. Fabulous choreography makes the most of the jazzy score, mixing Fosse style big kicks with swinging 60s twists and frisky gallops.

The intimacy of the playhouse will ensure our audience are at heart of the action, sharing and participating in every dizzying moment of possibility that surfaces for Charity, as well as the rude awakening that almost always follows.

Big-hearted, bright and brazen, SWEET CHARITY boasts everything you could ever want from a musical – comedy, pathos, stunning choreography, a fabulous score and plenty of brass!!

What’s not to love?

By arrangement with Musicscope and Stage Musicals Limited of New York

Directed by David Kirk

Musical Director: Cathy Sweet

Choreographer: Ted Oxley-Kirk