The 1966 musical Sweet Charity is light on story — a New York taxi dancer always falls for the wrong fellow — but the Neil Simon one-liners and Cy Coleman music is some of the liveliest to ever hit Broadway: Big Spender, If My Friends Could See Me Now and I'm a Brass Band, to name a few
The Show Palace Dinner Theatre opens its version of the show on Friday, with Samantha McKinnon Brown in the title role and American Stage favorite Christopher Swan (The Big Bang; The Wonderful Life) playing both the Italian movie idol Vittorio, who briefly woos the hapless Charity, and Oscar, her eventual (but brief) fiance.
Sweet Charity, matinees and evenings Friday through June 13 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Dinner and show, $46; show only, $34.95, plus tax and tip; 12 and younger, $28.45 and $23.45. Call toll-free 1-888-655-7469.
Barbara L. Fredricksen, Times staff writer