Writers¬' Theatre Presents SWEET CHARITY, Beginning 1/22

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Writers’ Theatre Presents SWEET CHARITY, Beginning 1/22

Writers' Theatre continues its season with Sweet Charity, book by Neil Simon with music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by Dorothy Fields, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam with Music Direction by Doug Peck and Choreography by Jessica Reddish. The production runs January 22 – March 31, 2013 at Writers' Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe, IL. Press Opening is Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 7:30pm.

How many times can a girl make the same mistakes? Charity Valentine's problems aren't unique-a dead end job, a string of dates with identically flawed men and a knack for making the wrong choices. Of course, in her case the job is as a dance hall "hostess" and her dates all seem to end with her being pushed into the lake- but that won't shake her belief that great things lie just ahead. And perhaps they do…

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam gives Charity reasons to sing and dance on the gritty streets of New York, and Musical Director Doug Peck re-imagines the score for a live jazz combo.

Tickets, subscriptions and memberships are available at the Box Office, 376 Park Avenue, Glencoe, 847-242-6000 and writerstheatre.org.

The cast includes: Tiffany Topol (Charity), Jarrod Zimmerman (Oscar/Ensemble), Jeff Parker (Vittorio/Ensemble), Erika Mac (Helene/Ensemble), Karen Burthwright (Nickie/Ensemble), James Earl Jones II (Daddy Brubeck/Herman/Ensemble), Katie Spelman (Rosie/Ensemble), Emily Rogers (Ursula/Ensemble), Adam Estes (Ensemble), Travis Porchia (Ensemble) and Liam Quealy (Ensemble).

Title: Sweet Charity
Book by: Neil Simon
Music by: Cy Coleman
Lyrics by: Dorothy Fields
Based on the Film by: Frederico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli and Ennio Flaiano
Produced for the
Broadway Stage by: Fryer, Carr and Harris
Conceived, Staged
and Coreographed by: Bob Fosse

Creative Team: Michael Halberstam, Director
Doug Peck, Music Director
Jessica Redish, Choreographer
Tom Vendafreddo, Piano/Conductor
Collette Pollard, Scenic Designer
David Hyman, Costume Designer
John Culbert, Lighting Designer
Joshua Horvath, Sound Designer
Nick Heggestad, Properties Designer
Eva Breneman, Dialect Coach
Bobby Kennedy, Dramaturg
David Castellanos, Production Stage Manager
Michael Holtzman, Assistant Director

Dates: First performance: January 22, 2013
Press opening: January 31, 2013 at 7:30pm
Closing performance: March 31, 2013

Schedule: Tuesdays: 7:30pm
Wednesdays: 7:30pm (with select 2:00pm matinees)
Thursdays & Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 4:00pm and 8:00pm
Sundays: 2:00pm and 6:00pm

Location: Writers' Theatre, 664 Vernon Avenue, Glencoe
Prices: Prices for all performances range from $35 - $70
Purchase early for best prices
Box Office: The Box Office is located at 376 Park Avenue, Glencoe;
847-242-6000; www.writerstheatre.org

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