Directed by Debra Lee Failla
Music Direction by Tony Bellomy
Choreography by Emily Frangipane
Auditions will be held in The Kweskin Theatre, 1349 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT,
Sunday, March 19 and Monday, March 20, 2017 – 7:00pm to approximately 9:00pm each night.
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Charity Valentine is the eternal optimist. While working at the seedy Fan-Dango Ballroom, she is often exploited by men, and has been strung along in a series of bad relationships. Nonetheless, she always holds out hope — and she seems to have finally met a decent fellow in Oscar. Concerned that he will reject her if he discovers her true profession, Charity lies to Oscar tells him that she works in a bank. Soon, Oscar asks Charity to marry him. Unfortunately, when Oscar discovers Charity’s real profession, he backs out of the marriage. Based on Federico Fellini’s screenplay for Nights of Cabiria, Sweet Charity follows Charity’s romantic ups and downs as she remains ever-hopeful that, despite her work as a prostitute and dancer-for-hire, she will ultimately find love.
21+ – looking for love anywhere she can find it. No matter how many times life has kicked her down she has a positive outlook. Strong actress, singer, dancer low F to D.
mid-20’s – 40’s – Charity’’s fellow dancer at the Fandango Ballroom, and closest friend; sympathetic and lively; a great friend and a fun gal; strong actress, singer, dancer; alto.
mid 20’s – 40’s – Charity’’s fellow dancer and friend at the Fandango Ballroom; hardened and smart-mouthed, often sarcastic; sees through the bull, but keeps an eye on Charity; strong actress, singer, dancer; alto.
Daddy Brubeck (Supporting): Male, 30+
Charismatic preacher with an unorthodox church. Thinking of someone who’s been around more, jaded which is why he’s started his church. Strong singer/dancer. May double in ensemble.
Victorio Videl (Supporting): Males 30-50, baritone
Victorio Videl is a handsome Italian film star, good actor; may double in ensemble.
Carmen (20s-50s): Brassy dancer at the Fandango Ballroom. Very sarcastic. Good comedic actress.
Must be a good dancer.
Rosie (18+): The hot new girl at the Fandango Ballroom. Fresh off the bus, but whip smart and easily corrupted. Must be a good dancer.
Suzanne, Frenchy, Betsy, Elaine (20s-50s): The featured dance hall hostesses at the Fandango Ballroom. All must be strong character actors who can move. A grizzled and tired bunch, working at a dead end job in Times Square. Lots and lots and lots of attitude.
Ensemble Roles (20s-50s): Good comedic character actors who can play multiple featured roles with ease. Must also be excellent singers and movers who can dance with attitude in a Fosse style. Will play multiple featured characters as well as dance in Big Spender, Rich Man’s Frug, Rhythm of Life, and I’m a Brass Band. Ensemble roles include, among others:
Marvin the Fandango Regular
Daddy Brubeck’s Assistants
Featured Hostess at the Fandango
Secretary at the 92nd Street YMCA.
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