'Sweet Charity' to play at youth theater


BRATTLEBORO — New England Youth Theatre presents "Sweet Charity," directed by Rebecca Waxman, to be performed at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and July 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14; and at 2 p.m. on July 10, 11, and 14.

NEYT's production of "Sweet Charity" boasts a delicious blend of ingredients, with seasoned veteran performers of the NEYT stage singing and dancing alongside exciting up-and-comers. Established NEYT director Rebecca Waxman and beloved conductor (and NEYT alum) Riley Goodemote collaborate for the first time with musical director Cailin Manson and choreographer Mucuy Bolles for an exciting and fun production of this fantastic show.

"Sweet Charity" explores the turbulent love life of Charity Hope Valentine, a hopelessly romantic but comically unfortunate dance hall hostess in 1960s New York City. Inspired by Federico Fellini's "Nights of Cabiria," this 50-year old-musical is a shiny bauble of a show, with terrific songs by Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields, a joke-packed book by Neil Simon, and exhilarating dance choreography. Highlighted by show-stopping numbers like "Hey, Big Spender" and "The Rhythm of Life," this compelling group of young performers bubble with sass, packing loads of surprises for an audience that enjoys some grit and sparkle.

Tickets for these performances are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, and $11 for students.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at neyt.org, in person at the NEYT box office, or by phone 802-246-6398, noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays.

NEYT, 100 Flat St., is an accessible theater, with accommodations for wheelchairs, and Assistive Listening Devices for patrons who are hard of hearing.

This show was made possible through generous support from Phillips Dunn, Shriver & Carroll, First Advantage Dental, and the Southern Vermont Dance Festival

New England Youth Theatre is also supported by Foard Panel, the Vermont Children's Trust Fund, Vermont Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.



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