Laura & company
Dorothy Fields, Cy Coleman & Neil Simon, 1966
Sweet Charity
Thu, Jun 14 - Sun, Jun 17
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
The Mildred Baker Fund for the Arts
  • Description
  • Personnel
  • Songs
The Shedd Institute opens its 2012 Shedd Theatricals season with a concert production of Sweet Charity, the 1966 smash hit musical comedy written by Broadway comic genius Neil Simon with music and lyrics by the great Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields.
Adapted for the stage by Simon from Federico Fellini’s heartbreaking yet touching 1957 romantic drama Nights of Cabiria, and conceived, directed and choreographed by the legendary Bob Fosse, Sweet Charity opened at Broadway’s Palace Theatre in January 1966 to smash reviews and has been a favorite of theatre-goers ever since.
The story is a tender, poignant and consistently funny look at the adventures--or rather the misadventures, in the ways of love encountered by the gullible and guileless lady known as Charity Hope Valentine--a dance hostess who always gives her heart and her dreams to the wrong man. The book is Neil Simon at his best, the entire show begs for plenty of Fosse-inspired dance, and great songs keep pouring out, including “Big Spender”, “If My Friends Could See Me Now”, “Baby, Dream Your Dream”, “Sweet Charity”, “Too Many Tomorrows”, “The Rhythm Of Life” and more.
The Shedd’s concert production (everything but the set!) is created by veteran director and choreographer Richard Jessup with music direction and by long-standing Shedd conductor Robert Ashens. Laura Sue Hiszczynskyj (as Charity), Chas King (as Vittorio Vidal), Dylan Stasack (as Oscar) and Ron Judd (as Herman) head up a superb veteran Shedd ensemble in an evening of laughs, intense dance, great songs, and a heartwarming tale of a young woman’s conquest of tough people and a tough life through unquenchable good will and an indomitable spirit.
Event Personnel
Creative Team
Richard H. Jessup, director & choreographer
Robert Ashens, music director & conductor
Kelly Baum, lighting design
Lyn Burg, assistant choreographer
Cast
Laura Sue Hiszczynskyj, Charity Hope Valentine
Dylan Stasack, Oscar Lindquist
Ron Judd, Herman
Chas King, Vittorio Vidal
Mandy Rose Nichols, Ursula March
Emma Sohlberg, Mamma Brubeck
Lyn Burg, Nickie
Kara Churchill, Frenchy
Liza Clark, Betsy
Shannon Coltrane, Elaine
Stephanie Hawkins, Rosie
Helene Morse, Carmen
Zoe Muellner, Brubeck Asst/Hostess
Tracy Nygard, Helene
Janet Whitlow, Suzanne
Jim Ballard, Charlie
Male Ensemble
Scenes & Musical Numbers
ACT I
 Overture
(1966) Cy Coleman (m)
 Charity's Theme
(1966) Sweet Charity Cy Coleman (m)
 You Should See Yourself
(1966) Sweet Charity Dorothy Fields (w) Cy Coleman (m)
 Big Spender
(1966) Sweet Charity Dorothy Fields (w) Cy Coleman (m)
 Charity's Soliloquoy
(1966) Sweet Charity Dorothy Fields (w) Cy Coleman (m)
 Rich Man's Frug
(1966) Sweet Charity Dorothy Fields (w) Cy Coleman (m)
 If My Friends Could See Me Now
(1966) Sweet Charity Dorothy Fields (w) Cy Coleman (m)
 Too Many Tomorrows
(1966) Sweet Charity Dorothy Fields (w) Cy Coleman (m)
 There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This
(1966) Sweet Charity Dorothy Fields (w) Cy Coleman (m)
 I'm The Bravest Individual
(1966) Sweet Charity Dorothy Fields (w) Cy Coleman (m)
ACT II
 The Rhythm Of Life
(1966) Sweet Charity Dorothy Fields (w) Cy Coleman (m)
 Good Impression
(1966) Sweet Charity Dorothy Fields (w) Cy Coleman (m)
 Baby, Dream Your Dream
(1966) Sweet Charity Dorothy Fields (w) Cy Coleman (m)
 Sweet Charity
(1966) Sweet Charity Dorothy Fields (w) Cy Coleman (m)
 Where Am I Going?
(1966) Sweet Charity Dorothy Fields (w) Cy Coleman (m)
 I'm A Brass Band
(1966) Sweet Charity Dorothy Fields (w) Cy Coleman (m)
 I Love To Cry At Weddings
(1966) Sweet Charity Dorothy Fields (w) Cy Coleman (m)
 I'm The Bravest Individual (reprise)
(1966) Sweet Charity Dorothy Fields (w) Cy Coleman (m)


Performances
June, 2012
Th 14 7:30 pSweet Charity: Eugene
Fr 15 7:30 pSweet Charity: Eugene
Sa 16 7:30 pSweet Charity: Eugene
Su 17 2:00 pSweet Charity: Eugene
Ticket/Venue Info
Sweet Charity Ticket Prices
Seat
Level
Full
Price
Discount Prices
10%15%20%Stud.
AA38.00  34.25  32.50  30.50  19.00 
A32.00  29.00  27.25  25.75  16.00 
B26.00  23.50  22.25  21.00  13.00 
C20.00  18.00  17.00  16.00  10.00 
Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
541-434-7000
The Eye Center
Shedd Presenting Sponsor