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Sweet Charity Gala 10 Dec 2006
Eyebrow Productions is to present Showtime Challenge 2 in which, Gail Porter is hosting a one-night-only gala production of the musical Sweet Charity at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on Sunday 10 Dec 2006, with celebrity front of house team including Barbara Windsor. The challenge is to rehearse and produce the show in only 48 hours.
Showtime Challenge is unique in providing an opportunity for performers who are currently in full-time work to participate. The one-off format allows the best-of-the-best to be involved without having to worry about accommodating lengthy rehearsal periods. Showtime Challenge 1 saw employees from education, nursing, catering, the Ministry of Defence and investment banking joining professional actors on stage. Established artists also welcomed the chance to perform in a great venue with a crack team of directors and a professional orchestra.
Hundreds of budding and experienced performers have signed up to audition. After casting the show, the successful performers will have seven weeks to learn the whole score by themselves. The production of Sweet Charity will then go into rehearsal for the first time on Friday 8 December. Working together for just 48 hours the cast go on to perform to an audience of over 2000
All profits to The British Heart Foundation.
Sweet Charity is a fun-filled, sexy, hilarious yet tender look at the seedy underbelly of 1960s New York. The gullible, enchanting heroine, Charity Hope Valentine dances, laughs and cries her way through a series of whirlwind romances. It’s an evening of show-stopping numbers including the choral extravaganza Rhythm of Life and the classic Hey Big Spender.
Book by Neil Simon, Music by Cy Coleman, Lyrics by Dorothy Fields, Tullio Pinelli and Ennio Flaiano