"Sweet Charity"

2007 Young Artist Production

Michael Moyer will direct Footlite’s Young Artists production of “Sweet Charity,” featuring performers ages 13 through 18, on August 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25 and 26, 2007. The Tony Award-nominated musical about taxi-dancer Charity Hope Valentine, who wants to be loved so much, and tries to find true love in New York City. This wonderful musical includes such classic standards as “Hey, Big Spender,” “If My Friends Could See Me Now,” “There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This” and “I'm a Brass Band.”

Written by Neil Simon, with music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by Dorothy Fields, the musical is based on an original screenplay by Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli and Ennio Plaiano. The original Broadway production was conceived, staged and choreographed by the legendary Bob Fosse.

This production is open to anyone ages 13 to 18 years old and a 2007 high school graduate.

Past Young Artist Shows have included: GRAND HOTEL, CHESS, JEKYLL AND HYDE, LES MISERABLES, WEST SIDE STORY, FAME, GREASE, BELLS ARE RINGING, ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, GODSPELL, and CITY OF ANGELS.

About The Director

Michael Moyer made his adult community theatre directing debut last June with A Little Night Music at the Belfry. Prior to that, he directed the Encore Award-winning Young Artist Production of Chess at Footlite last summer. Michael just finished directing The Scarlet Pimpernel, also at The Belfry. He has been one of the Drama Directors at New Palestine High School for the last thirteen years and was the Assistant Director for the Footlite Young Artists shows, Jekyll & Hyde and Les Miserables: The Student Edition. In addition to directing, Michael is an Encore Award-winning actor and was last seen onstage at Footlite as Rapunzel’s Prince in Into the Woods. Prior to that he was Cervantes and Don Quixote in Footlite’s highly-acclaimed production of Man of La Mancha. Other favorite roles include Miles in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (once at Buck Creek and once at Footlite), the Phantom in Maury Yeston’s Phantom, Mr. Andrews in Titanic, and roles in 1776, Kiss Me, Kate, Lizzie Borden: The Musical, Lend Me a Tenor, Noises Off, Big River and Little Mary Sunshine among many others. Michael has been seen professionally at Myers Dinner Theatre, Raleigh’s Dinner Theatre, The Scottish Rite Cathedral, The Bluebird Dinner Theatre and The Indiana Dinner Train. Michael is a graduate of Butler University with a B.A. in Theatre.

Cast

Charity Hope Valentine: Christina Humphrey
Oscar Lindquist: Spencer Tew
Helene: Emily Bohannon
Nickie: Miranda Nehring
Vittorio Vidal: Mark Miller
Herman: Colin Van Wye
Carmen: Ella Raymont
Rosie: Abigail Berger
Suzanne: Emily Farrow
Frenchy: Molly Will
Betsy: Caroline Nauth
Hostesses: Alexis Weaver, Lainie Lynch
John S.: Drew Nixon
Ursula March: Emma Davis
Daddy Brubeck: J.R. Pierce
Brubeck’s Assistants: Bryden Basaran, Dayne Gowan
Charlie: Mark Miller
First Passerby: Drew Nixon
First Young Man: Joel Zinn
Second Young Man: Sofia Dollinger
Married Woman: Kelly Kasting
Married Man: Colin Van Wye
Woman with Hat: Blair Godshall
Ice Cream Vendor: Nikki Miller
Second Woman: Amber Nicole Bow
Baseball Player: Bryden Basaran
Girl: Emily Robbins
Man with a Dog: Annalee McGlone
Spanish Young Man: Sophia Taliza
Dirty Old Man: Ben Jones
First Cop: Deandre Jackson
Second Cop: J.R. Pierce
Marvin: Ben Jones
First Male Panhandler: Brett Walker
First Female Panhandler: Jessie Eppelhiemer
Second Male Panhandler: Bryden Basaran
Second Female Panhandler: Lara Dollinger
Doorman: Annalee McGlone
Waiter: Kelley Lubitz
Manfred: Brett Walker
First Woman: Megan Fletcher
Second Woman: Hannah Boswell
Information Booth Girl: Tess Hannon
Voice on Tape: Dayne Gowan
Man Waiting for the Elevator: Ben Jones
Policeman: Deandre Jackson
Barney: Bryden Basaran
Cop: Colin Van Wye
Good Fairy: Abigail Grenda

Staff

Producer: Lynne Cory
Director: Michael Moyer
Musical Director: D. Kevin Smith
Choreographer: Laura Breece
Scenic Designer: Michael Moyer
Lighting Designer: Ryan Mullins
Technical Director: Mike Jones
Properties Mistress: Karen Webster
Stage Manager: Karen Webster
Assistant Vocal Director: Joe Stafford
Assistant Stage Manager: Nathan Comstock
Publicity Director: Bill Hale

Dates

August 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25 and 26, 2007

Times

Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 8pm
Sunday: 2:30pm

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