Opening Night For “Sweet Charity” Finally Arrives!

Santa Fe College production of "Sweet Charity" on Friday, April 15, 2016. Photos by Aaron Daye/Santa Fe College
Santa Fe College production of “Sweet Charity”, Actors Lft to Rt: Kate Osbron, Kendrick Valdes, Olivia Medina. Photos by Aaron Daye/Santa Fe College

Who is Charity Hope Valentine? She’s the girl who wants to be loved so much that she has lost sight of who she actually is. Come see the critically acclaimed Neil Simon show, “Sweet Charity” performed by an all student cast, at Santa Fe College’s Fine Arts Hall, May 12 -14, and May 19-21, was originally choreographed by the phenomenal Bob Fosse Fifty years ago, which coincides with Sante Fe College’s 50 years in existence. Charity’s confusions about love and relationships are still very pertinent today. Hear memorable songs the likes of, “Hey, 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 Baby”, and “Dream Your Dream”.

Come follow the loves and losses of Charity, a 1960’s dance hall hostess looking for Mr. Right, as she sings, dances, laughs and cries her way through her various romances.

If your Friends could see you now! And…they can, if they come with you to see “Sweet Charity” at the Fine Arts Hall for two weeks only! We’ll see YOU there!

Co-Directed by Terry Klenk and Nicholas Wuehrmann, and Choreographed by Sarah Harkness- Sebastian of the Santa Fe Dance Program.

“Sweet Charity” is sponsored by the SF College Fine Arts Department; SF College Student Life; the SF College Foundation and Arts Patron program; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; Visit Gainesville, a Tourist Development Tax Grant from the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners in conjunction with the Alachua County Tourist Development Council; and Gateway Grand Best Western.

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.