Originally conceived, staged & choreographed by BOB FOSSE
Based on the screenplay by FEDERICO FELLINI, TULLIO PINELLI, and ENNIO FLAIANO
JULY 18 - AUGUST 16
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays @ 8pm
Sundays, July 27 & August 3 at 2:30pm
TICKETS: $27, $22 Seniors & Students
OPENING NIGHT GALA PERFORMANCE - $50
SYNOPSIS & INFORMATION
Island ETC is proud to open our 12th SEASON with the musical Sweet Charity. Sweet Charity was originally conceived, choreographed and staged by Bob Fosse. It has a book by Neil Simon with music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by Dorothy Fields. Sweet Charity is based Federico Fellini’s screenplay “Nights of Cambria.” The original production opened on Broadway in 1966 and ran for 608 performances. A film version, also directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse, was released in 1969. Sweet Charity has seen several successful Broadway revivals over the years, including 1986 starring Debbie Allen and 2005 starring Christina Applegate.
Charity Hope Valentine is a girl who is in love with being in love. Charity (portrayed by Ellen Dyer) is a dancehall girl who dreams of love and believes the man of her dreams is just around the corner. Sweet Charity has a great score which includes “Hey Big Spender!” and “If My Friends Could See Me Now,” incredible dancing, and one of the most memorable heroines in stage history, all combined to make Sweet Charity a must-see show! Sweet Charity is a razzle dazzle opener for ETC’s 2014-2015 season.
The cast is comprised of some of the most talented actors, singers, and dancers in the Houston/Galveston area. Assisting Ms. Dyer (Charity) as she stumbles through love are Emerald Aue, Caitlyn Mytelka, and Penny Rieger as her cynical hard-core dance hall friends (Helene, Nickie, and Carmen), Matt Poole as her love interest, Oscar, Frank Petronella as the movie star Vittorio Vidal, and Michael Wonio as her boss Herman, as well as an incredible ensemble consisting of Lance Bleakney, Christine Carroll, Chesney Garza, Trevor Grace, Hanna Harper, Cody House, Kelsey Perkins, Edwin Robinson, and Tori Shoemaker.
Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 8:00pm from July 18th through August 3rd with two Sunday matinees on July 27th and August 3rd. All performances will be presented at Island ETC (East-End Theatre Company), 2317 Mechanic Street, Galveston.
For more information about Sweet Charity or Island ETC, please call (409) 762-3556. Tickets are available by visiting our TICKETS page or clicking here.
ETC is a 501(c)3 organization.