A.C.T. Master of Fine Arts Program Pulls Out the Dancing Shoes for Sweet Charity
One-weekend-only event features M.F.A. Program class of 2010.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, September 2, 2009—The A.C.T. Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) Program presents a fresh spin on one of the greatest musical comedies of all time. Neil Simon's Sweet Charity, with lyrics by Dorothy Fields and music by Cy Coleman, follows the romantic ups and downs of Charity Hope Valentine, a cockeyed optimist who believes in fairy tales, despite all evidence to the contrary. Directed and choreographed by Gia Solari and music directed by Robert Rutt, this special stripped-down presentation features the talents of the A.C.T. M.F.A. Program class of 2010 and brings the Broadway hits "Big Spender," "If My Friends Could See Me Now," and "Rich Man's Frug" to Zeum Theater (Yerba Buena Gardens, Fourth and Howard Streets, San Francisco). Sweet Charity runs for only one weekend: September 11–13, 2009. Tickets are $10.50 and can be purchased by calling A.C.T. Ticket Services at 415.749.2ACT or online at www.act-sf.org.
After the San Francisco performance, Sweet Charity will be presented again at Santa Rosa's Wells Fargo Center for the Arts (50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa) on Saturday, September 19, 2009, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets for the Santa Rosa performance are $20 and can be purchased by calling 707.546.3600 or at www.wellsfargocenterarts.org.
Sweet Charity is made possible by a generous grant from The Bernard Osher Foundation with additional support provided by The William G. Gilmore Foundation and donors to A.C.T.'s season gala, Illuminate the Night.
CALENDAR EDITORS, please note:
A.C.T. performing at Zeum Theater
Yerba Buena Gardens, Fourth and Howard Streets
San Francisco, CA 94103
A.C.T. Ticket Services: 415.749.2228
Book by Neil Simon
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Music by Cy Coleman
Directed by Gia Solari
Musical Direction by Robert Rutt
Join the A.C.T. Master of Fine Arts Program class of 2010 in a fresh spin on one of the greatest musical comedies of all time. Neil Simon's Sweet Charity follows the romantic ups and downs of Charity Hope Valentine, a cockeyed optimist who believes in fairy tales, despite all evidence to the contrary. Featuring the Broadway hits "Big Spender," "If My Friends Could See Me Now," and "Rich Man's Frug," this special stripped-down presentation shows for one weekend only at Zeum Theater.
Performs: Friday, September 11, 2009, at 8 p.m.
Saturday, September 12, 2009, at 8 p.m.
Sunday, September 13, 2009, at 2 p.m.
Tickets: $10.50. Tickets are available through A.C.T. Ticket Services, 405 Geary Street at Mason, 415.749.2228, and online at www.act-sf.org.
Cast: All cast members are the members of the A.C.T. M.F.A. Program class of 2010
Nicholas Childress (Oscar Lindquist/Ensemble), Jon Gentry (Ensemble), Caroline Hewitt (Ensemble), Sara Hogrefe (Charity Hope Valentine), Sophia Holman (Ensemble), OmozŤ Idehenre (Nickie/Ensemble), David Jacobs (Solo Tenor/Ensemble), Emily Kitchens (Ensemble), Mairin Lee (Helene/Ensemble), Lakisha May (Ursula/Ensemble), Phil Mills (Ensemble), Kyle Schaefer (Vittorio Vidal/Ensemble), Alex Ubokudom (Herman/Ensemble), and Tobie Windham III (Daddy Brubeck/Ensemble)