Writers:      Neil Simon (from the New York stage production book by), Federico Fellini (based upon the screenplay of "Nights of Cabiria")

Music by:   Cy Colman and Dorothy Fields. And presented by arrangement with MusicScope & Stage Musicals Ltd. of New York.

Sweet Charity: The Adventures of a Girl Who Wanted to Be Loved 

Have you ever known a girl who wanted something so badly that she tried too hard to get it?

Meet Sweet Charity, the girl who wants to be loved so much that she has lost sight of who she is. Charity sings, dances, laughs and cries her way through romances with the “animal magnetism” hero, the “ultra-chic continental” hero, and the “impossible-to believe-but-he’s-better than nothing” type hero.

Her world is the all too real world of Times Square, and the people who pass through her world are as deceptively charming a group as ever swept across any stage. From her cynical, hard-core trio of girlfriends at the dance hall, to the phony evangelist, the Coney Island “fun people,” the Central Park “strollers” and the YMHA “self-improvers,” every character is interesting. (From Musicscope)

With toe-tapping musical numbers, including Big SpenderIf My Friends Could See Me NowToo Many TomorrowsThere’s Gotta Be Something Better Than This, I’m a Brass Band and Baby, Dream Your Dream, it's a great show to be involved in.

Cast

  • CHARITY…………………..……Polly Ashton
  • NICKIE …………….………..…..Val Carr
  • HELENE…………………..…….Kavitha Parameswaran
  • OSCAR……………………..…….Tim O’Shea
  • VITTORIO ………………..…….Kevin King
  • URSULA…………………..…….Diane Slater
  • HERMAN……………………….David Strike
  • DADDY BRUBECK………….Tyrone Haywood
  • CARMEN…………………..…..Amanda Scott
  • FRENCHY………………..……Heike Heath
  • SUZANNE………………….….Shirley Sledge
  • BETSEY…………………………Charlee Clutten
  • ROSIE……………………………Diane Slater
  • Taxi Dancers…Etsuko Okayama, Valerie Abercrombie, Andrea Soundy

Ladies Chorus :       Joan Cannell, Sarah Young, JJ Cogan, Beth Cogan

Gentlemen’s Chorus : Darryl Tullett, Andy Bloomfield, Iain Cannell, George Harwood, Albert Helg, Eddie Hinds

 

Director :                     James Fortune

Musical Director :    Liz Cooper

Choreographers :     Val Carr and Amanda Scott