Point Park's 'Sweet Charity' directed by Tony winner Michael Rupert
March 16, 2017 12:00 AM
Michael Krut and Jasmine Overbaugh in Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company's production of "Sweet Charity."
Point Park University’s Conservatory Theatre Company opens the Bob Fosse musical “Sweet Charity” on Friday under the direction of Michael Rupert, who won a Tony Award for his performance as Oscar in the Broadway show in 1986.
“Being at the helm of the classic Broadway musical ‘Sweet Charity’ here at Point Park, the students have brilliantly shown me their complete passion and commitment in bringing to life the story of Charity Hope Valentine, a girl who just wanted to be loved,” said Mr. Rupert, who previously directed “The Crucible,” “Ragtime” and “Parade” for Point Park.
The creative team bringing one of the theater’s most optimistic characters to the stage includes musical director Camille Rolla, choreographer Jim Cooney, scenic designer Johnmichael Bach, costume designer Michael Montgomery, lighting designer Calvin Anderson and sound designer Steve Shapiro.
Featuring songs such as “Big Spender” and “If My Friends Could See Me Now,” “Sweet Charity” runs through March 26 in the Rockwell Theatre at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Ave., Oakland. Performances are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $20-$24, $10 for students and seniors, at 412-392-8000 or www.pittsburghplayhouse.com.
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