Sweet Charity follows the story of Charity Hope Valentine, a dance hall hostess with a heart of gold, who dreams of a better life and finding true love.
Set in the seedy underbelly of 1960s New York City, the musical navigates Charity’s romantic trials and tribulations, as she remains ever-hopeful despite a series of misfortunes in her love life.
Known for its vibrant dance numbers and memorable songs like Big Spender and If My Friends Could See Me Now, the musical is a poignant and humorous look at the life of a woman seeking love and acceptance in a harsh and unforgiving world.
About the show
- Written by: Cy Coleman, Dorothy Fields, Neil Simon
- Premiered: 1966
- Genres & themes: 1960s, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Two Act
- Setting: 1960s, New York City
Songs from Sweet Charity
- Charity’s Theme
- You Should See Yourself
- Big Spender
- Charity’s Soliloquy
- Rich Man’s Frug
- If My Friends Could See Me Now
- Too Many Tomorrows
- There’s Gotta Be Something Better Than This
- It’s a Nice Face
- Rhythm of Life
- Sweet Charity
- Where Am I Going?
- I’m a Brass Band
- I Love to Cry at Weddings