VVTC Sweet Charity

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Staged & Directed by Beth Swearingen

Musical Director Jonathan Gorst


CHARITY:  Katie Jane Denton 
NIKKI:  Kim Monahan 
HELENE:  Elizabeth Sullivan 
OSCAR:  Aaron Szindler
VICTOR LaSALLE:  Blake Harrison
HAZEL:  Diana Honey Kiss 
CARMEN:  Danielle Barry 
ROSIE:  Maria Barry 
SUZANNE:  Abby Fix
CHARLIE:  Dave Lavery
MARVIN: Mark Pannington 


Charity Hope Valentine always tries to look on the bright side of life, despite working in a rundown dance hall and contending with a seemingly endless run of bad dates. Determined to find love, Charity falls for suave actor Vittorio Vidal, but their romance is all too brief. However, when Charity finds herself stuck in an elevator with the reserved Oscar Lindquist, it turns out that she may have finally met her match...

Sweet Charity is a musical with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields and book by Neil Simon. It was directed and choreographed for Broadway by Bob Fosse starring his wife, and muse, Gwen Verdon alongside John McMartin. It is based on Federico Fellini's screenplay for Nights of Cabiria. However, where Fellini's black-and-white Italian film concerns the romantic ups-and-downs of an ever-hopeful sex worker, in the musical, the central character is a dancer-for-hire at a Times Square dance hall. The musical premiered on Broadway in 1966, where it was nominated for 9 Tony Awards, and also ran in the West End as well as having revivals and international productions.