A Crazy One-Night Stand

    Directed by ERICA WYMAN-ABRAHAMSON 

    Musical Direction and Vocal Direction by TRACY CHIAPPONE

    Musical Direction and Conducting by RICK REYNOLDS

    Choreography by ALEX HSU

    You’ll fall for this Neil Simon smash Broadway hit that aptly captures the gritty rhythms, sounds and fun of 1960s New York.

    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.

    Charity Monique Hafen*
    OscarDavid Blackburn
    HermanJohn Rinaldi
    VittorioAdam Flowers
    DaddyLawrence-Michael Arias
    NickieAlicia Gangi
    HeleneCaitlin O'Leary
    Ursula/SpenderSara Ris
    Spender/DancerChristine Baker
    Spender/DancerRebecca Carteris
    Spender/DancerPaige Collazo
    Spender/DancerBrigitte Losey
    Spender/DancerCheryl Ringman
    Spender/DancerStephanie Renee Maysonave
    Rosie /Charity u/sJessica Maxey
    Ensemble/DancerAlyson Chilton
    Ensemble/DancerNicholas Garland
    Ensemble/DancerDoug Greer
    Ensemble/DancerBrad Satterwhite
    Ensemble/DancerClint Williams
    Ensemble/DancerRachel Young
    Ensemble/DancerRon Lopez, Jr

    *Appearing courtesy of Actor’s Equity Association.

    Sweet Charity Group Photo

    DirectorErica Wyman-Abrahamson
    Stage Manager Danielle Santana-Combs
    Asst Stage ManagerMeena Shayestah
    Choreographer Alex Hsu
    Hair and Wig DesignerDee Morrisey
    Costume DesignerValerie Emmi
    Lighting DesignerDavid Gotlieb
    Master ElectricianAya Matsutomo
    Properties DesignerRosie Issel
    Set Designer Kuo-Hao Lo
    Master BuilderSteve Nyberg
    Sound DesignerDan Demers
    Vocal DirectionTracy Chiappone
    Musical DirectorRick Reynolds
    Sound EngineerJohnny Hayward
    ProjectionsAya Matsutomo & Danielle Santana-Combs

     

    Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 8:00 pm  | Sunday: 2:00 pm

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    Winner of 5 Tony Awards!