RNCM Young Company: Sweet Charity
Friday 3 May 7.30pm
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
Joseph Houston director
Madeleine Healey associate director
George Strickland musical director
Mariyka Bolubasz choreographer
Emma Swirkowski associate choreographer
Charity Hope Valentine always tries to look on the bright side of life, despite working in a rundown New York 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 accountant Oscar Lindquist, it turns out that she may have finally met her match…
With its brilliant choreography (who can forget the Bob Fosse choreographed Big Spender sequence in the 1969 film version?) and iconic songs, Sweet Charity is the perfect vehicle for our musical theatre group, RNCM Young Company. Other showstoppers include If My Friends Could See Me Now and The Rhythm of Life.
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with MusicScope & Stage Musicals Limited of New York.
The work of the RNCM Young Company is kindly supported by The Lauriston Trust and the Eric and Margaret Kinder Charitable Trust.