Sunday, July 12, 2009
Sweet Charity at Runaway Stage
From Runaway Stage, Sacramento
Meet Charity Hope Valentine, Dance Hall Hostess, eternal optimist, and unlucky romantic, as she searches for true love in Sweet Charity, the Tony award-winning musical comedy with lively choreography, snappy Neil Simon dialogue, and show-stopping numbers including such favorites as “Big Spender,” “Rhythm of Life,” and “If They Could See Me Now.” This Bob Fosse extravaganza originally opened to rave reviews on
Broadway in 1965.
Sweet Charity is a tender, poignant and humorous look at the misadventures in the ways of love which reveals the unforgettable Charity Hope Valentine who always gives her heart and her dreams to the wrong man. Charity sings, dances, laughs, and cries her way through romances with the “animal magnetism” man, the “ultra-chic continental” type, and the “impossible to believe but he’s better than nothing” guy. Her world is the all too real world of Times Square populated by the most charming group of characters. From her cynical group of dance hall girlfriends to the phony evangelist, the Coney Island ‘fun people”, the Central Park strollers, and the YMCA “self-improvers”, every character is fascinating.
Written by NEIL SIMON, Music by CY COLEMAN, Lyrics by DOROTHY FIELDS
Produced and Directed by BOB BAXTER, Choreography by DARRYL STROHL, Musical Direction by JAMES LOHMAN
July 10 — August 2, 2009
Friday & Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.
24th Street Theater, 2791 24th Street (4 blocks south of Broadway, in the Sierra 2 Center) Sacramento, California
You don’t have to be a BIG SPENDER to enjoy a night at the theatre! RSP celebrates SUMMER STAYCATIONS 2009! All seats reduced to only $15.00 and can be purchased online at wwwrunawaystage.com, or at the door.
Questions? call (916) 207-1226.