Casting Call

"Sweet Charity"

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Book by Neil Simon. Music by Cy Coleman.
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields.

Roberta Steve

Directed by:
Matthew Muccigrossi


Synopsis: We explore the turbulent love life of Charity Hope Valentine, a hopelessly romantic but comically unfortunate dance hall hostess in New York City. With a tuneful, groovy, mid-1960s score, this story captures all the energy, humor, and heartbreak of Life in the Big City for an unfortunate but irrepressible optimist.


Director Matthew Muccigrossi is seeking the following:
4 Adult Males Ages 30s to 50s
6 Adult Females Ages Late 20s to 40s



Character Age


CHARITY HOPE VALENTINE (F) 28-38 A taxi dancer at the Fandango Ballroom in New York City circa mid-1960's; an eternal optimist who only wants "to be loved," yet more often than not she manages to fall for the wrong guy. Mezzo-Soprano.
OSCAR LINDQUIST/CHARLIE DARK GLASSES (M) 30-45 Charity's love interest; a good-natured, upright and genuinely sweet guy who is also phobic, insecure, and shy; unintentionally charming, and kind of messed up. / Charity's shyster boyfriend who robs her. Baritone.
NICKIE (F) 30-45 Charity's fellow dancer at the Fandango Ballroom, and closest friend; has done prison time, but sympathetic and lively; a great friend and a fun gal. Mezzo-Soprano.
HELENE (F) 30-45 Charity's fellow dancer and friend at the Fandango Ballroom; hardened and smart-mouthed, often sarcastic; sees through the BS, but keeps an eye on Charity. Mezzo-Soprano.
VITTORIO VIDAL (M) 35-50 A romantic but slightly faded Italian movie star. Baritone.
HERMAN (M) 35-55 The tough, dry, working class New Yawk manager of the Fandango Ballroom. High Baritone.
URSULA MARCH (F) 30-40 Vittorio's girlfriend; fiery, hot tempered, statuesque. Soprano.
CARMEN (F) 28-40 Brassy dancer at the Fandango Ballroom. Very sarcastic. Alto.
ROSIE (F) 26-32 The hot new girl at the Fandango Ballroom. Fresh off the bus and easily corrupted. Alto.
DADDY BRUBECK (M) 30-50 The head of a downtown alternative church; a charismatic and inspirational leader. Tenor.


Special Notes for Auditioners:
Auditions will be held by appointment, please sign up for an appointment through the provided link, SIGN UP.
Prepare a brief song that shows vocal range and acting abilities and bring sheet music in the proper key. An accompanist will be provided. Bring a headshot and resume. Note: there will be no dancing at this call. Women who are called back on December 21st will be taught a dance combination at that time. Rehearsals will begin in February 2020.
Any further questions may be directed to


Auditions will be held at the

Somerset Valley Players

Located at 689 Amwell Road, Hillsborough. For directions click here

On Thursday,
December 19th 2019 from 7-10 p.m. by appointment.
Callback Date:
Saturday, December 21st 2019 at 2:00 p.m. by invitation.

The show runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
April 24th through May 10th 2020.

For further information call 908.369.7469

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This program is made possible, in part, by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and administered by the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission through the State/County Partnership Local Arts Program
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