Follow Charity as she sings, dances, laughs and cries her way through romances with an “animal magnetism” hero, an “ultra-chic continental” hero, and an “impossible-to-believe-but-he’s-better than nothing” hero. In the all-too-real world of Times Square, Charity interacts with a mix of characters than include a cynical trio of girlfriends at the dance hall, a phony evangelist, Coney Island “fun people” and Central Park “strollers.”
“Sweet Charity’ is the perfect vehicle to showcase the 50th anniversary of Santa Fe College, and the growth in the performing arts,” said SF Theatre Professor and the play’s director, Terry Klenk. “The piece is a benchmark in the history of the American musical because of Fosse’s influence. Our production—a collective effort by our students and everyone in the department—really highlights the quality of our Fine Arts programs.”
The all-student cast includes scholarship students in music, theatre and dance. Klenk is working with guest co-director Nicholas Wuehrmann, an actor, singer and director who lives in New York City and has appeared at Lincoln Center. The award winning set designer is Sean McClelland, who is based in South Florida. Long-time guest costume designer Zackery Ryan is again contributing his skills to the production. Santa Fe College Dance Professor Sarah Harkness-Sebastian is re-staging Fosse’s choreography, while Music Professor Steve Bingham directs the orchestral accompanists and Music Professor Lynn Sandefur directs the singers.
“Sweet Charity” May 12-14 and May 19-21, 2016, in the Fine Arts Hall at the Northwest Campus. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thurs.-Sat., May 12-14; 7:30 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., May 19-20; and 2 p.m. Sat., May 21.
For more information about “Sweet Charity,” call Terry Klenk at 352-395-5092.
For more information about the Fine Arts Hall or Fine Arts programs, call Alora Haynes at 352-395-5296.