Introduction

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 in 1966 by Bob Fosse. Bob Fosse also directed the film with Shirley MacLaine in 1969.

Sweet Charity is a tender, poignant and consistently funny look at the adventures, or rather, misadventures in the ways of love encountered by the gullible and guiless lady known as Charity Agnes Valentine – “the lady of the evening” who always gives her heart, and her earnings, to the wrong man. Charity sings, dances, laughs and cries her way through romances with the “animal magnetism” hero, the “ultra-chic-continental” hero, and lastly, the “impossible-to-believe-but-he’s-better-than-nothing” hero.

Sweet Charity is a musical in every sense of the word. Cy Coleman has captured the rhythms and sounds, and Dorothy Fields the vernacular of fun, of 60s New York. It’s a dancing show, too, with great opportunity for use of dramatic movement. There’s one of the all-time great show-stopping numbers when Charity’s dance-hall colleagues sing “Hey, Big Spender!”

The show is, above all, fun.


It is being presented by the Molesey Musica Theatre Company.

Director: JAMES FORTUNE
Musical Director: BARRY PRITCHARD and ELIZABETH COOPER
Choreographer: T.B.A.

Rehearsals take place from 7:45pm HERE.

Company reheasals take place on Wednesdays from 16th January 2019.
Principal rehearsals take place on Tuesdays from 29th January 2019.
There will be additional rehaearsals on a few Sundays closer to Show Week.

Auditions will take place on Sunday 27th January 2019 from 2pm to 6pm.

Show Week is from Wednesday 18th to Saturday 22nd June 2019.
It will be performed at: The Cecil Hepworth Playhouse, Hepworth Way, Walton on Thames, Surrey KT12 1AT

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