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The musical Sweet Charity premiered in Broadway in 1966, nominated for 9 Tony awards and had many revivals and international productions. But the choice for this musical for Christmas may be a bit risky.
Why has Director Derek Bond choose this Musical? “It is a heartwarming story, funny and sad, with a lot of spectacle, a lot of fun and a lot of joy: that’s what makes it right for Christmas time.”
Have you ever known a girl who wanted something so badly that she tried too hard to get it? Meet Sweet Charity, the girl who wants to be loved so much that she has lost sight of who she is.
Charity sings, dances, laughs and cries her way through romances with the “animal magnetism” hero, the “ultra-chic continental” hero, and the “impossible-to believe-but-he’s-better than nothing” type hero.
Her world is the all too real world of Times Square, and the people who pass through her world are as deceptively charming a group as ever swept across any stage.
From her cynical, hard-core trio of girlfriends at the dance hall, to the phony evangelist, the Coney Island “fun people,” the Central Park “strollers” and the YMHA “self-improvers,” every character is interesting.
Feeling for something different then this musical at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre is just what you need. It will run from December 3rd to January 28, 2017.
Ow, don’t forget, the recommended age is 11 or above. Just in case..
By editor in Chief