IN-PERSON pre-play class: Friday, October 27, 1:00 p.m. at the Vineyard Church
ONLINE post-play class: Monday, October 30, 1:00 p.m. online, via Zoom
IN-PERSON LIVE performance: Sunday, Octover 29, 2:00 p.m. at the EMU Campus Legacy Theatre
Eastern Michigan University (EMU) Theatre: Sweet Charity
A Musical by Neil Simon (book), Cy Coleman (music), and Dorothy Fields (lyrics)
Presenter: Phil Simmons, Director
Pre-Performance IN-PERSON Class: Friday, October 27, 1:00 p.m. at the Vineyard Church
Matinee LIVE Performance: Sunday, October 29, 2:00 p.m., Legacy Theatre, EMU Campus
Post-Performance ONLINE Class: Monday, October 30, 1:00 p.m.
A Zoom invitation link will be sent the Friday before class begins.
Members $32; Nonmembers $42
Includes one ticket to the performance.
Emeritus Faculty: Members $20; Nonmembers $30
Includes two tickets to the performance, you must contact the Elderwise office to purchase these discounted Emeritus Faculty tickets.
Extra Tickets are $12 each.
Please call or email the office to purchase extra tickets. You cannot do this yourself online.
Parking: Parking fees are $5.35 per vehicle at the Ford Lot, credit card only as you enter, and $2.00 per hour at the Alexander Guest Lot, credit card only as you exit.
Sweet Charity follows the romantic trials and tribulations of Charity Hope Valentine, “a girl who wanted to be loved.” Charity is a taxi dancer, a dance partner-for-hire at a seedy dance hall in New York City. Though the job may be decidedly undesirable, Charity’s hopeful romanticism and unfailing optimism lift her out of her circumstances and help her reach for a life beyond. In the past, she’s been strung along and hung out to dry by a series of bad relationships and lousier men. When she meets Oscar, a neurotic, shy actuary seemingly from another world, will she finally find true love at last? One of the most famous shows by legendary director/choreographer Bob Fosse and with a laugh-a-minute script by the incomparable Neil Simon, every audience is destined to fall in love with Charity’s limitless spirit, as she lives life “hopefully ever after.” Phil Simmons is a professor of musical theater at Eastern Michigan University, and a card-carrying member of the Actors Equity Association. His passion is teaching the next generation of actors, singers, and dancers to be happy, thriving, career-long performers.