Friday, August 05, 2011

Opening tonight--9 Works Theatrical's Sweet Charity

9 Works Theatrical's production of the dance comedy musical Sweet Charity opens tonight and will run on all weekends of August at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati. (Call 5575860, 5867105 or 0917-5545560 or e-mail The show, directed by Robbie Guevara, stars Nikki Gil as Charity Hope Valentine and Kris Lawrence as Oscar Lindquist, Charity's love interest.

More: With book by Neil Simon, music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by Dorothy Fields, “Sweet Charity” was originally directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse when it premiered on Broadway in 1966. With over 600 performances, the production won the Tony Award for Best Choreography in the same year before opening in London a year later. A 1969 film version starred Shirley MacLaine. A Broadway revival in 2005 featured Christina Applegate.

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.

The artistic team is composed of director Robbie Guevara, assistant director Lorenz Martinez, band musical director Joseph Tolentino, scenographer Mio Infante, lighting designer Martin Esteva, and costume designers Mio Infante and Hanna de los Reyes.

The show is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International, 421 West 54th Street, New York, New York 10019 Tel: (212) 5414684. Visit

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