- $18 for general admission (up to $30 value)
Despite her name, Charity Valentine is not lucky in love. By the time Act I is underway, her erstwhile boyfriend has stolen her purse and shoved her into a lake. But she has other things going for her: she gives money to the poor, is loyal to her friends, and remains hopeful she’ll find romance.
Sweet Charity, written by Neil Simon and choreographed by Bob Fosse, made its debut in 1966 on Broadway and hasn’t lost steam since. It won its first Tony Award for Best Choreography and went on to win four more; Shirley MacLaine appeared as the lead in the 1969 film. In all of its incarnations, one of Sweet Charity’s biggest draws has been its cascade of sing-along hits, including the coquettish “Hey, Big Spender,” the spiritually toned “The Rhythm of Life,” and “Where Am I Going?”, sung from backstage as the heroine desperately paws at the curtain.
Sunnyvale Community Players
Up to four large-scale productions a year. Three hundred cast, crew, and orchestra members. Eight thousand rapt faces in the audience over the course of a season. Sunnyvale Community Players has been maintaining these impressive stats for nearly 50 years with a staff supported by a large number of volunteers. Through a lineup of crowd-pleasing and thought-provoking musicals, directors give local performers ages 8 through adult a chance to hone their chops onstage as they entertain Silicon Valley residents and their pocket robots.
550 E Remington Dr.
Sunnyvale, CA 94087