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Audition dates: April 17 & 18 @ 6:30PM
Show Dates: July 21 – August 6, 2023
music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields and book by Neil Simon
Director: Linda Sturdivant
Music Director: Patrick Martin
Choreographer: Mariel Roy
Synopsis: Sweet Charity explores the turbulent love life of Charity Hope Valentine, a hopelessly romantic but comically unfortunate dance hall hostess in New York City. With a tuneful, groovy, mid-1960s score by Cy Coleman, sparkling lyrics by Dorothy Fields, and a hilarious book by Neil Simon, Sweet Charity captures all the energy, humor, and heartbreak of Life in the Big City for an unfortunate but irrepressible optimist. The original 1966 Broadway version of Sweet Charity. Musical numbers include: “Big Spender,” “If My Friends Could See Me Now,” “I’m a Brass Band” and “Baby, Dream Your Dream.”
Nominee: Nine 1966 Tony Awards, including Best Musical
Winner! Four 1986 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival
Nominee: Three 2005 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Music
Auditions will be an open call. Please prepare 32 bars of a musical theater song and dress comfortably for a dance audition.
Casting: 4 women and 4 men with a flexible ensemble
CHARITY HOPE VALENTINE (FEMALE, late 20’s-mid 30’s) Down-on-her-luck, but always hopeful. An optimistic dreamer with a heart of gold. Often to her detriment. A dancehall hostess who dreams of finding true love. Determined, funny, quirky, and also despairing. Triple threat. Strong physical comedy. Very strong dancer. Alto/Mezzo (E3-C#5)
HELENE (FEMALE, 20’s-30’s) Sultry and sassy dancer at the Fandango Ballroom; one of Charity’s best friends. Been around the block a bit. Straight talking, feisty, confident, and streetwise. A strong dancer. Mezzo with a big belty sound (F3-C#5)
NICKIE (FEMALE, 30-40) Brassy New Yorker, dancer at the Fandango Ballroom. Mother Hen of the Fandango dance hall hostesses and one of Charity’s closest friends. She has seen it all and is quick to offer advice to Charity and the other girls. A very strong dancer. Mezzo with a strong belt (F3-C#5)
OSCAR LINDQUIST (MALE, 25-40) A repressed, neurotic New Yorker. Claustrophobic, well educated, well spoken, and a very shy man. Works as an actuary (the most boring job in the world). A reluctant romantic. Strong physical comedy. Vocal Range: (B2-Gb4)
VITTORIO VIDAL (MALE, 30-40) Very handsome, international film star. Italian. Knows his place in the world. Charismatic and authoritative. Bari-tenor with an operatic sound (Bb2-G4)
HERMAN (MALE, 35-55) Owner of Fandango Ballroom. A tough taskmaster. Grizzled and annoyed at everything and everyone but with a good heart and surprisinglysensitive. A strong tenor (E3-B4)
URSULA MARCH/ENSEMBLE (FEMALE, 25-35) Beautiful, hot headed and jealous significant other of Italian movie star, Vittorio Vidal. A flair for the dramatic. Strong comedic chops.
DADDY BRUBECK/ENSEMBLE (MALE, 25-40) A true hippie, founder and leader of the Rhythm of Life Church. A spiritual, enigmatic, but laid-back kind of guy. A very strong singer who dances (C3-E4)
ENSEMBLE: The ensemble will be play multiple characters as well as: Park Crowd, Dancing Couples, 92nd Street Y Patrons, Rhythm of Life Church Congregation, Subway Riders, Coney Island People, Fan-Dango Ballroom Customers and Employees