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See ‘Sweet Charity’ this weekend

  • "Sweet Charity" 


Haley Aichholzer

January 30, 2020

Come see the Broadway musical “Sweet Charity,” with music by Cy Coleman and directed by Professor Magdalene Spanuello ’07. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, in the H. F. Johnson Center for the Fine Arts Visual and Performing Arts Lab. 

“Sweet Charity” tells the story of Charity Valentine, a “girl who just wants to be loved.” Charity faces an array of struggles with her relationships and dance aspirations. The situations she faces within her relationships prove to be exhausting and difficult. She dates a boy named Charlie, who pushes her in a lake and steals her purse; while Vittorio, a different boyfriend, ditches her for his beautiful mistress Ursula. Although Charity undergoes tough and turbulent circumstances, she consistently remains optimistic about her future. Her positivity leads Charity to meet a boy named Oscar who changes her life. “Sweet Charity” is filled with laughter, hope, and resilience, which is sure to keep the audience captivated and engaged.

The director of “Sweet Charity,” Prof. Spanuello, is a Chicago-based theatre director and choreographer, and a visiting assistant professor of music theatre at Carthage. Prof. Spanuello directs for the Music Theatre Workshop and teaches music theatre history and writing-intensive courses. Her selected regional credits include work at Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Windy City Playhouse, Brightside Theatre, and Hope Summer Repertory. At Carthage, Prof. Spanuello has directed productions of “Evita,” “Pal Joey,” “Young Frankenstein,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Godspell,” and the world-premier musical “My Real Mother.”

Tickets are on sale now: adults $7, seniors (55+) $7, and students $7. Tickets can be purchased online 24/7 at or from noon to 5 p.m.Tuesday through Friday at 262-551-6661.

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