9 Works Theatrical's "Sweet Charity" announces cast for August 2011 run


Announcement from 9 Works Theatrical 

Casting announced for "Sweet Charity"

In Augst 2011, 9 Works Theatrical will stage “Sweet Charity,” a dance comedy musical about dance-partner-for-hire Charity's adventures and misadventures in the ways of love.

TV personality Nikki Gil plays the lead role of kooky dance hall hostess Charity Hope Valentine. Gil was last seen as Elle Woods in the local production of the musical “Legally Blonde” in 2010.

Singer/TV host Kris Lawrence plays Oscar Lindquist, Charity's love interest.


With book by Neil Simon ("Promises, promises," "The Odd Couple"), music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by Dorothy Fields, “Sweet Charity” was originally directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse ("Pippin," "Chicago") when it premiered on Broadway in 1966.

Shiela Valderrama-Martinez as Nickie and Ciara Sotto-Oconer as Helene will play Sweet Charity’s closest confidantes, while Sheree Vidal-Bautista will play Carmen, one of Charity’s co-dancers.

Other cast members include Miguel Faustmann, OJ Mariano, Tasy Garrucha, Caisa Borromeo, Chinie Nepomuceno, Vinia Pamplona and Carmelle Ros, Topper Fabregas, Job Bautista. Francis Matheu, Anthony Tarrosa Ong, Peter Alcedo and Chai Relucio.

Robbie Guevara directs with assistant director Lorenz Martinez, band musical director Joseph Tolentino, scenographer Mio Infante, lighting designer Martin Esteva, and costume designers Infante and Hanna de los Reyes.

“Sweet Charity” opens August 5, 2011 and will run on all weekends of the month at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati.

A limited number of performances are available for fundraising and block-buying. Please call 5575860, 5867105 or 0917-5545560 or email info@9workstheatrical.com.

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Here's a Youtube video of one of the musical's most famous songs performed by Shirley Bassey:

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