Hopeful Charity is Sweet, Indeed at the Marriott Theatre. Creative dance numbers influenced by Bob Fosse
Never one to be lucky in love, Charity Hope Valentine never gives up in the Marriott Theatre's production of "Sweet Charity." With high-energy dancing based on the choreography of Bob Fosse, one musical hit after another and a hilarious book from the late great Neil Simon, this is one show you don't want to miss, which runs through October 28.
Nominated for nine Tony Awards, and the inspiration for the Oscar-nominated film starring Shirley MacLaine and John McMartin, SWEET CHARITY captures all the energy, humor, and heartbreak of life in the big city for those who come seeking fame and fortune, but finding neither. SWEET CHARITY features a captivating, hippie-based mid-1960s musical score by Cy Coleman and sparkling lyrics by Dorothy Fields. Every song will leave you singing.
SWEET CHARITY follows the misadventures of dance hall hostess Charity Hope Valentine. All she wants is someone to love her and all she gets is dumped. Charity is determined to improve her life when she meets hilariously claustrophobic tax accountant, Oscar Lindquist. This is the story of a woman who comes into her own, empowering herself with life-affirming hope and a future.
This dynamic musical comedy features the original classic hits including "Big Spender," "If My Friends Could See Me Now," "Too Many Tomorrows," "There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This," "I'm a Brass Band," and "Baby, Dream Your Dream."
Anne Horak as "Charity Hope Valentine" (Broadway: Chicago, White Christmas) is beautiful with great vocals and snappy dance steps to match. Alex Goodrich as "Oscar Lindquist" (The Marriott Theatre: World Premiere of HERO, She Loves Me, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying, ELF, and On the Town) is hysterical as the bumbling nerd. Adam Jacobs plays "Vittorio Vidal" to a T. Charity's BFFs, NaTonia Monét as "Helene," and Dani Spieler as "Nickie," round out a make a great team.
Jeff Award-nominee Alex Sanchez (Marriott Theatre: Newsies, On the Town, Mary Poppins) directs and creates fabulous dance numbers under the influence of Bob Fosse, who he worked with alongside Fosse's wife, Gwen Verdon. Sanchez is joined by Jeff Award-winning Musical Director Ryan T. Nelson.