Sweet Charity was Oyster Lane’s 19th Production and staged in the Dun Mhuire Theatre, Wexford from 18th-23rd October as part of the 2010 Wexford Opera Fringe Festival.
Director: Paul Walsh
Musical Director: Patrick Clancy
Choreographer: Suzanne O’Leary
Meet the cast of Sweet Charity
Charity: Alison Doyle
Oscar: James McDermot
Vittorio/Daddy Brubeck: Neal O’Leary
Nicki: Maria Gore
Helene: Jill Murphy
Ursula: Julie Freeman
Herman: Robbie Duggan
Rosie: Pavlina Krnacova
Charlie/Marvin: Mick Farrell
Carmen: Pavlina Krnacova
Frenchy: Amy Campbell
Betsy: Aislinn O’Byrne
Suzanne: Sinead Reck
Jackie: Louise O’Connor
Elaine: Paula Lowney
SWEET CHARITY was launched last Saturday in the Westgate Centre by local actress Laura Way who spoke very highly of the group and its work with the youth of Wexford.
Also speaking were Mayor Cllr. Joe Ryan, sponsor Fred Karlson of DoneDeal.ie, OLTG president Alan Corcoran, show director Paul Walsh and chairperson Jackie Fitzhenry.
The show will be part of this year’s Wexford Opera Fringe Festival and the cast has been working very hard since July.
Alison Doyle will play the lead role of Charity and James McDermott will take the part of Oscar. Charity’s two best friends are played by Maria Gore (Nickie) and Jill Murphy (Helene).
Oyster Lane regular Neal O’Leary this year has the tough task of taking on two parts in Vittorio Vidal and Daddy Brubeck. Other star names in the cast list include Julie Freeman, Pavlina Krnacova and Robbie Duggan. Aislinn O’Byrne, Sinead Reck, Paula Lowney, Amy Campbell, Louise O’Connor and Pavlina Krnacova make up the Fandango Dancers.
A very energetic and enthusiastic chorus backs up all the cast and the inimatable Paul Walsh is back for his fourth year as director.
Big musical numbers include Big Spender, If My Friends Could See Me Now, There’s Gotta Be Something Better Than This, I’m a Brass Band, Baby, Dream Your Dream and Rhythm of Life. Sweet Charity will run for six performances from 18th-23rd October nightly at 8 p.m. in Dun Mhuire Theatre.
Tickets are available from Thursday, 9th October at Dun Mhuire Theatre Box Office 053 91 23061. Opening hours are Sat: 12-7:30 p.m.; Sun: 12-5 p.m.; Mon-Fri: 12-3 p.m. and 5 -7 p.m.