The Mildred Baker Fund for the Arts
Dorothy Fields, Cy Coleman & Neil Simon, 1966
Sweet Charity
Thu, Jun 14 - Sun, Jun 17
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
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
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
 OvertureC. Coleman (m)
 Charity's ThemeD. Fields (w), C. Coleman (m)
 You Should See YourselfD. Fields (w), C. Coleman (m)
 Big SpenderD. Fields (w), C. Coleman (m)
 Charity's SoliloquoyD. Fields (w), C. Coleman (m)
 Rich Man's FrugD. Fields (w), C. Coleman (m)
 If My Friends Could See Me NowD. Fields (w), C. Coleman (m)
 Too Many TomorrowsD. Fields (w), C. Coleman (m)
 There's Gotta Be Something Better Than ThisD. Fields (w), C. Coleman (m)
 I'm The Bravest IndividualD. Fields (w), C. Coleman (m)
 The Rhythm Of LifeD. Fields (w), C. Coleman (m)
 Good ImpressionD. Fields (w), C. Coleman (m)
 Baby, Dream Your DreamD. Fields (w), C. Coleman (m)
 Sweet CharityD. Fields (w), C. Coleman (m)
 Where Am I Going?D. Fields (w), C. Coleman (m)
 I'm A Brass BandD. Fields (w), C. Coleman (m)
 I Love To Cry At WeddingsD. Fields (w), C. Coleman (m)
 I'm The Bravest Individual (reprise)D. Fields (w), C. Coleman (m)
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
Cy Coleman, 1929-2004
Dorothy Fields, 1905-1975
Ticket/Venue Info
Sweet Charity Ticket Prices
Seat LvlFull PriceDiscount Prices
10%  15%  20%  Youth 
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
June, 2012
Thu 14, 7:30 pm: Eugene
Fri 15, 7:30 pm: Eugene
Sat 16, 7:30 pm: Eugene
Sun 17, 2:00 pm: Eugene
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Shedd Theatricals 2012 Schedule
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