Auditions for “Sweet Charity”
Performance Dates: September 22-24, 29,30
Auditions will be held
May 19 1-4 (acting & dance) & May 20 1-4 p.m.(music)
at MHBS both days
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.
Sweet Charity Character descriptions
Charity Hope Valentine: An optimistic, generous and compassionate dance hall hostess with a heart of gold. Despite seemingly endless setbacks, Charity always has a smile on her face and a happy spirit about her.
Charlie: Charity’s first love interest in the show, he is a sleaze bag, right down to his mafia-looking head of black hair.
Nickie: One of Charity’s best friends and co-worker at the Fandango. Nickie does not share Charity’s optimistic outlook on life, and serves as a “mother” figure to Charity.
Helene: Another of Charity’s best friends and co-worker at the Fandango, she too does not have Charity’s optimism and spirit.
Oscar Lindquist: Charity’s boyfriend thought much of the show, he has trouble dealing with his own insecurities, and with his insecurity over Charity’s current profession.
Vittorio Vidal: A popular Italian movie star who meets up with Charity, takes her to the Pompeii club, and then back to his apartment where he discovers what a truly great human she is.
Ursula: Vidal’s stunningly beautiful and insanely jealous girlfriend.
Herman: The owner of the Fandango Ballroom.
Daddy Brubeck: Charismatic minister at the “Rhythm of Life” church.
Cast of 18 needed (8F, 10M)
Charity, must dance & sing
Helene, must dance & sing
Nickie, must dance & sing
Carmen/Ursula/Information Booth Girl/Girl/Ensemble
Rosie/Elaine/Married Woman/First Woman/Ensemble
Betsy/Panhandler/Daddy’s Assistant/Married Woman/First
Charlie/Herman/Vittorio/Daddy Brubeck, must sing
Oscar, must sing
Thomas/Marvin/Doorman/Man with Dog/Ensemble
Man with Dog/Daddy’s Assistant/Barney/Dirty Old Man/
Ice Cream Vendor/Philip/Second Man Panhandler/Ensemble
Walter/Maitre D’/Manfred/Married Man/Ensemble
Baseball Player/Man Waiting For Elevator/Ensemble
Woman With Hat/Woman Pan Handler/Good Fairy/Ensemble
Second Woman/Second Woman Panhandler/Ensemble
Spanish Young Man/Ensemble