April 13-17: MMC Theatre Production Workshop Presents Sweet Charity
April 17, 2011
Performances: April 13-16 at 8:00 p.m.; April 17 at 2:00 p.m.
Location: Theresa Lang Theatre
Contact: MMC Theatre Office at (212) 774-0760 / email@example.com
Marymount Manhattan College Theatre Production Workshop presents a revival of Sweet Charity with book by Neil Simon, music by Cy Coleman, and lyrics by Dorothy Fields, from Wednesday, April 13 through Saturday, April 16 at 8:00 p.m. and on Sunday, April 17 at 2:00 p.m. in the Theresa Lang Theatre, located at 221 East 71st Street.
Sweet Charity (1966) is based on Federico’s Fellini’s Nights of Cabiria. The story follows Charity Hope Valentine, a dancer-for-hire at a Times Square dance hall, and the romantic ups-and-downs of her love life in New York City. In this new restaging of the iconic Broadway musical, Charity will sing and dance her brand of sunshine into the overcast world around her. This production features such classics as “Big Spender,” “Brass Band,” and “Rhythm of Life.”
Sweet Charity is directed and choreographed by guest faculty member Jeff Shade, with musical direction by Artist-in-Residence Christine Riley, scenic design by Professor of Theatre Arts Ray Recht, costume design by T. Michael Hall, lighting design by Gretchen Engle, sound design by Ido Levran, and is performed by students in the Theatre Arts programs of the College.
General admission tickets are $10. Tickets for senior citizens and students of other schools (with valid ID) are $5; and admission is free for MMC students, alumni, faculty, and staff (with valid MMC ID). TDF vouchers are accepted.
For further information, and to reserve tickets beginning March 30, call (212) 774-0760 or e-mail TheatreTickets@mmm.edu. Be sure to include your full name, phone number, the desired performance date, and number of tickets. The Theresa Lang Theatre at Marymount Manhattan College is located at 221 East 71st Street, New York, NY. The College is accessible by subway, via the #6 Lexington Ave. Local or by the M 15 (Second Ave.) or M101, 102, 103 (Third Ave.) bus.
*The April 14th performance will be interpreted using American Sign Language; deaf and hard-of-hearing audience members should request special seating when reserving their tickets.