Sweet Charity 2023
Dorothy Fields - Cy Coleman - Neil Simon (1966)
Sweet Charity
Fri, Sep 15 - Sun, Sep 24
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
The Eye Center
Shedd Presenting Sponsor
  • Description
  • Personnel
We continue our 2023 Shedd Theatricals season with Sweet Charity, the 1966 smash hit musical comedy written by Broadway comic genius Neil Simon with music and lyrics by the great Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields. Adapted for the stage by Simon from Federico Fellini’s heartbreaking yet touching 1957 romantic drama Nights of Cabiria and conceived, directed and choreographed by the legendary Bob Fosse, Sweet Charity opened at Broadway’s Palace Theatre in January 1966 to smash reviews and has been a favorite of theatre-goers ever since.
The story is a tender, poignant and consistently funny look at the adventures--or rather the misadventures, in the ways of love encountered by the gullible and guileless lady known as Charity Hope Valentine – a dance hostess who always gives her heart and her dreams to the wrong man. The book is Neil Simon at his best, the entire show begs for plenty of Fosse-inspired dance, and great songs keep pouring out, including “Big Spender”, “If My Friends Could See Me Now”, “Baby, Dream Your Dream”, “Sweet Charity”, “Too Many Tomorrows”, “The Rhythm Of Life” and more. It will be an evening of laughs, intense dance, great songs, and a heartwarming tale of a young woman’s conquest of tough people and a tough life through unquenchable good will and an indomitable spirit!
Event Personnel
Creative Team
Terry Ray, director
Robert Ashens, music director & conductor
Richard H. Jessup, choreographer
Anna Björnsdotter, costume design
Jim Ralph, set design
Connie Huston, set design, master painter
Emily Kidder, rehearsal pianist
Kenady Conforth, dance captain
Lynnea Barry, Charity Hope Valentine
Cloud Pemble, Oscar Lindquist
Thomas Guastavino, Vittorio Vidal
Matthew Leach, Herman
Vanessa Greenway, Ursula March
Hanna Foshay, Helene
Kenady Conforth, Nickie
Clarae Smith, Rosie
Heidi Turnquist, Suzanne, Mama Brubeck
Kara Churchill, Elaine
Wilder Teague
Male Ensemble
Shae Brodsky, Matthew Michaels, Nehemiah Nance, Wyatt Tubbs, Matthew Villanueva,
September, 2023
Fr 15 7:30 pSweet Charity: Eugene
Sa 16 7:30 pSweet Charity: Eugene
Su 17 3:00 pSweet Charity: Eugene
Fr 22 7:30 pSweet Charity: Eugene
Sa 23 7:30 pSweet Charity: Eugene
Su 24 3:00 pSweet Charity: Eugene
Ticket/Venue Info
Sweet Charity Ticket Prices
Discount Prices
AA39.00  35.25  33.25  31.25  29.25 
A37.00  33.50  31.50  29.75  27.75 
B33.00  29.75  28.25  26.50  24.75 
C29.00  26.25  24.75  23.25  21.75 
Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
The Eye Center
Shedd Presenting Sponsor