She meets every New York neurotic on the rocky road to romance.

Sweet Charity

book by Neil Simon    music by Cy Coleman   lyrics by Dorothy Fields
directed by Barbara Tomasic

Studio Ensemble

Performance Hall Musical

February 1 - 9
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“A hit-packed score… and a joke-packed book.” -The New York Times

Welcome to the dancehalls of New York, and to the turbulent love life of a sassy, diehard romantic hostess whose naiveté keeps getting her in hot and cold water. With numbers like ‘Big Spender’ and ‘If My Friends Could See Me Now,’ it captures all the energy, humor, and heartbreak of life in the big city.

based on an original screenplay by Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli and Ennio Flaiano

Sweet Charity is approximately two hours and ten minutes in length, with one twenty minute intermission.

Sweet Charity is presented by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC., 560 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022.

Friday, February 1 7:30pm
Saturday, February 2 2:00pm
Saturday, February 2 7:30pm
Sunday, February 3 2:00pm (Relaxed Performance)
Thursday, February 7 7:30pm
Friday, February 8 7:30pm
Saturday, February 9 2:00pm
Saturday, February 9 7:30pm

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photo credit Peter Pokorny

Ben Alto-Bond Oscar Lindquist
Avery Fehr Carmen
Lara Hamburg Charity Hope Valentine
Andrea Lemus Olavarrieta Ursula March / Elaine
Bryn Mackay-Pettyjohn Susanne
Emil Mogensen Vittorio Vidal
Maddie Morrison Woman Panhandler
Annie O’Connor Rosie
Chris Perrins Herman / Charlie
Kyra Reine Betsy
Emily Rittamer Helene
Jordan Shillingford Daddy Brubeck / Frenchy
Joscelyne Tamburri Nicki

book by Neil Simon
music by Cy Coleman
lyrics by Dorothy Fields

director Barbara Tomasic*
choreographer Jessica Hickman*
music director Brad L’Écuyer
stage manager Avry Payne
assistant stage manager MackenzieBreeze Bone
assistant choreographer Annie O’Connor
sound designer Lara Hamburg
sound board programmer Simon Farrow
set designers Chris Perrins & Emily Rittammer
scenic painter Carole Klemm
lighting designers Benjamin Alto-Bond & Emil Mogensen
costume designers Jordan Shillingford & Joscelyne Tamburri
projection designers / marketing Andrea Lemus & Maddie Morrison
props Bryn Mackay-Pettyjohn & Kyra Reine
business manager Avery Fehr
voice & dialect coach Dr. Iris MacGregor Bannerman
box office & front of house Jackie Adamthwaite & Anna MacAlpine

*The participation of this Artist is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance-Opera-Theatre Policy.

Backstage: 2018/19 Year in Review

Michael D. Reid interviews College directors Caleb Marshall and Heather Burns for their reflections on our 2018/19 season.
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Times Colonist: Lara Hamburg lights up stage

The Times Colonist’s Adrian Chamberlain reviews “Company C” Studio Ensemble’s Sweet Charity.
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Times Colonist: Feminist approach to Neil Simon show

The Times Colonist previews “Company C” Studio Ensemble’s upcoming production of Sweet Charity.
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Backstage: Hickman puts fresh spin on Fosse’s classic footwork

Michael D. Reid interviews Sweet Charity's choreographer, Jessica Hickman, about paying homage to Bob Fosse while developing original choreography.
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Backstage: Sweet Charity’s feminist message inspires director Barbara Tomasic

Sweet Charity's director, Barbara Tomasic, discusses the feminist histories of the production, and how she is keeping the show relevant to a contemporary audience.
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Relaxed Performance February 3, 2:00pm

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