Elgin, IL

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Sweet Charity

July 29.................2:00 & 7:30

July 30...........................2:00

August 3........................7:30

August 5..............2:00 & 7:30

Production Staff

Producer.......................................................James Faust

Producer..................................................Kelly Fitzgerald

Producer.....................................................Lindsey Weiss

Director.................................................Jason Harrington

Choreographer.......................................Dina DiCostanzo

Music Director..............................................Marty Karlin

          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. This is a bright and sophisticated show in every sense. Cy Coleman has captured the rhythms and sounds, and Dorothy Fields the vernacular and fun of New York. It’s a comedy in every sense of the word. Neil Simon has a particular talent for looking at the truly amusing side of life. It’s a dancing show too, with great opportunity for use of dramatic movement. Wonderful musical numbers include Big Spender, If My Friends Could See Me Now, Too Many Tomorrows, There’s Gotta Be Something Better Than This, I’m a Brass Band and Baby, Dream Your Dream.

Performances

Forest View educational center

2121 s goebbert rd

Arlington heights il 60005

Tickets On Sale

$20 in Advance $25 at the Door

Tickets are general admission. There will be one 15 minute intermission. 

 

Cast List

Charity Hope Valentine - Annie Jo Ermel

Oscar Lindquist - Aaron Stash

Vittorio Vidal - Steve Peter

Nickie - Carly Vadnais

Helene - Linda Andrews

Herman - Terry Bangs

Ursula March - Nicolette de Guia

Daddy Brubeck - Steve Peter

Rosie - Hannah Yonan

Carmen - Erica Chin

Suzanne - Coco Kasperowicz

Betsy - Ashley Peter

Elaine - Marixa Ford

Alice - Kara Vombrack

Frenchy - Nicolle DeRoeck

Her - Emma Widlowski

Paige Dirkes-Jacks, Katey Kelleher,

Ryan Kelleher, Pratik Mamtora, Erin O'Brien,

Paul Stowick, Jennifer Thomas