Sweet Charity presented by Hingham Civic Music Theatre
NOTE: due to mature subject matter this show is not recommended for children.
Charity Hope Valentine is employed as a hostess at a New York dance hall in the late 1960's. Inside the Fan-Dango Ballroom, streetwise hostesses often share their cynical advice about love and, occasionally, their long abandoned dreams with Charity while Herman, the dance-hall manager the girls affectionately call "Der Fuhrer", makes sure the customers get what they've paid for.
Outside the dance hall, Charity's innocent vulnerability is repeatedly taken advantage of by con artists, panhandlers, and even a boyfriend. Charity does manage a fleeting glimpse of fame when she unexpectedly spends the night in the closet of Italian screen idol, Vittorio Vidal, while he reconciles with his beautiful jet-set girlfriend.
Charity's real chance for happiness comes when she is trapped in an elevator with claustrophobic tax accountant, Oscar Lindquist. Romance ensues, only to falter when Oscar discovers Charity's true occupation and dating history.
Through trials and tribulations, sweet Charity continues searching for love, wide-eyed and hopeful.
Director: EMACT Best Director Nominee (2018) Nathan Fogg-DeSisto
Music Director: Sandee Brayton
Choreographer: EMACT Winner Best Choreography (2018) Samantha Brior-Jones
Hingham Civic Music Theatre performances are in Sanborn Auditorium, which is on the 2nd floor of Hingham Town Hall. An elevator is available. Refreshments are sold at intermission. Raffle prizes offered at every show and proceeds benefit the HCMT Scholarship Fund.
Sanborn Auditorium at Hingham Town Hall, 2nd Fl. (View)
210 Central St.
Hingham, MA 02043
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|