The first show at the Hayes Theatre Co is an up-close and personal production of the classic musical Sweet Charity, produced by Luckiest Productions and Neil Gooding Productions. Sweet Charity will play at the Hayes Theatre Co from 7 February – 9 March 2014.
If you believe in something hard enough, then eventually it has to come true, right? Charity Hope Valentine is the eternal optimist – a worldview that puts her distinctly at odds with her co-workers in a seedy, run-down dance hall. Dancing with man after man to pay her rent, she dreams of finally being whisked out of there and rescued by love. But can Charity wish her way into making love come true?
Sweet Charity will be directed by Green Room Award winner Dean Bryant, and boasts an extraordinary list of musical theatre stars led by Verity Hunt-Ballard, who won the 2011 Helpmann Award as Best Actress in a Musical for her star-making role as Mary Poppins. Other cast members include Helpmann nominees Martin Crewes (Dr Zhivago), and Debora Krizak (A Chorus Line), with Musical Direction by Andrew Worboys, choreography by Andrew Hallsworth, and costume and wig design by Academy Award and Tony winner Tim Chappel.
“It's a privilege to present the opening production at Hayes Theatre Co. We're thrilled that Sweet Charity will showcase the talents of some of the most exciting and respected performers in Australian musical theatre, as this vital new Sydney venue will give our creative team an opportunity to reimagined and revitalise this classic music theatre piece" – Richard Carroll, Luckiest Productions.