Sweet Charity

3rd to 18th November, 2023
The Arcadians' Miner's Lamp Theatre

Arcadians Theatre Group

Sweet Charity



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Sweet Charity returns to Arcadians nearly 40 years (almost to the day) since it was last produced and promises fun, laughs, and good times to round out the 2023 season.

Sweet Charity is the story of a girl who just wants to be loved. Hapless but unflappable Charity Hope Valentine desperately seeks love in New York City in the 1960s. In this exuberant, groovy, hilarious musical comedy, Charity tries, again and again, to find her dream and make something of herself.

Charity’s hopeful romanticism and unfailing optimism lift her out of her circumstances and help her reach for a life beyond. In the past, she’s been strung along and hung out to dry by a series of bad relationships and lousier men. When she meets Oscar, a neurotic, shy actuary seemingly from another world, will she finally find true love at last?

One of the most famous shows by legendary director/choreographer Bob Fosse, Sweet Charity features beloved musical numbers such as “Big Spender,” “If My Friends Could See Me Now,” “I’m a Brass Band” and “Baby, Dream Your Dream.”



Friday November 3rd 7:30pm
Saturday November 4th 1:30pm and 7:30pm

Friday November 10th 7:30pm
Saturday November 11th 1:30pm & 7:30pm
Sunday November 12th 1:30pm

Friday November 17th 7:30pm
Saturday November 18th 1:30pm & 7:30pm

Production Team

Director/Choreographer Troy Lester
Musical Director Adele Masters
Assistant Choreographer Lachlan Grogan
Producers Isabella Cuff & Nathan Brown
Stage Manager Gabi Harding



Charity Hope Valentine – Catrina Ralph
Oscar – Nelson Bowler
Nickie – Michaela Hewitt
Helene – Kristie Beedie
Herman – Justin Huntsdale
Daddy Brubeck – Conor Healy Green
Ursula March – Jesse Cleal
Betsy – Katie Polyblank
Elaine – Ella Perusco
Rosie – Jocelyn Bray
Suzanne – Katie Pearce
Frenchy – Teagan Huntsdale
Carmen – Brittany Doyle


Casey Bray, Maxwell Everett, Jesse Gamerio, Tanniah Kwan, Emerson Garcia

Adults: $35
Members: $30
Concession: $30
Under 18s: $20