SWEET CHARITY Runs 3/20-30 at Oakland University

SWEET CHARITY Runs 3/20-30 at Oakland UniversityIt may just be that Charity Hope Valentine is the unluckiest romantic in New York City. Audiences are invited to follow her warm, touching and humorous story when the Oakland University Theatre program presents a production of the musical "Sweet Charity" from Thursday, March 20, through Sunday, March 30 in Varner Studio Theatre.

Charity is a dancer at the seedy Fan-Dango Ballroom, but she remains an eternal optimist who loves too much. The musical follows her trials and tribulations as she repeatedly gives her heart, and her savings, to the wrong man. Musical highlights of the show include hits such as "Hey, Big Spender," "Rhythm of Life," and "If My Friends Could See Me Now."

"Sweet Charity" was adapted from "Nights of Cabiria," a film by Federico Fellini. The book is by Neil Simon, the music by Cy Coleman, with lyrics by Dorothy Fields. The production was originally conceived, staged and choreographed by Bob Fosse.

Varner Studio Theatre is located on Oakland University's campus. Maps of the campus are available at oakland.edu/map or by searching for "Varner Hall" on a smartphone. Ample free parking will be available.

Tickets are $18 for general admission and $10 for students and the 10 a.m. matinee performance. Tickets can be purchased in advance without service fees at startickets.com or by phone at (800) 585-3737. They can also be purchased at the Center for Student Activities Service Window in the Oakland Center or at the Varner Hall Box Office. Complete ticket information is available at oakland.edu/tickets. For additional information, call (248) 370-2030.

Full performance schedule: Thursday, March 20 at 8 pm; Friday, March 21 at 10 am and 8 pm; Saturday, March 22 at 8 pm; Sunday, March 23 at 2 pm; Wednesday, March 26 and 8 pm; Thursday, March 27 at 8 pm; Friday, March 28 at 8 pm; Saturday, March 29 at 2 p.m. and 8 pm; Sunday, March 30 at 2 pm.

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