****HIGHLY RECOMMENDED**** One of the reasons that the musical “Sweet Charity” is rarely performed anymore may have to do with the fact that it is a marathon of a role for any female to attempt. Not only must an actress be able to sing and have great comic acting abilities but, most importantly, she must be a dynamite dancer. After all, this is a show that was originally developed, directed and choreographed by the legendary Bob Fosse. Thankfully, Marriott Lincolnshire landed a stellar star in casting Anne Horak as the title character and director/choreographer Alex Sanchez (who actually appeared in “Fosse” on Broadway during its initial run) has recreated amazing dance sequences. 4 BIG SPOTLIGHTS
“Sweet Charity” runs through October 28th at the Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Parking is free; valet parking is also available.
Running time is 2 hours, 30 minutes, with an intermission. Performances are Wednesdays at 1:00 and 7:30 pm; Thursdays at 7:30 pm; Fridays at 8:00 pm; Saturdays at 3:00 and 8:00 pm; Sundays at 1:00 and 5:00 pm; with select Thursday 1:00 pm shows. Dinner-theatre packages are available on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Tickets range from $50-$60. FYI (847) 634-0100, www.marriotttheatre.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
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