Sweet Charity: Limelight Theatre

Hayley Currie as Ursula and Adrian Price as Vittorio Vidal in Sweet.
Hayley Currie as Ursula and Adrian Price as Vittorio Vidal in Sweet.

BUTLER resident Adrian Price is getting ready to sing, dance, laugh and cry his way through Limelight Theatre’s performance of the classic musical comedy Sweet Charity.

Written by Neil Simon, Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields, it follows New York dance hall hostess Charity Hope Valentine and her adventures, or misadventures, of love.

Through trials and tribulations, Charity continues searching for love but always gives her heart and dreams to the wrong man.

Sweet Charity has won various Tony Awards and nominations over the years and features the well-known songs Hey Big Spender, Too Many Tomorrows, There’s Gotta Be Something Better Than This and The Rhythm of Life.

Price plays Vittorio Vidal, an ageing Italian film star.

“His relationship with his jealous girlfriend Ursula is a somewhat emotional one,” he said.

“Vittorio’s entanglement with the title character Charity Valentine is more of an accident when he inadvertently uses her to get back at his girlfriend who storms out on him causing a scene.

“In their conversations, Charity helps Vittorio to believe in love again and he and Ursula are reunited with passions renewed.”

Director David Nelson said he had always loved Sweet Charity.

“The show is set in the 1960s when there were big changes happening in society and I like the fact this musical represents that,” he said.

THE ESSENTIALS

What: Sweet Charity

When: 8pm, November 26-28, December 2-5, 9-12 and 2pm, December 5, 12

Where: Limelight Theatre, Wanneroo

Tickets: $32, $27 concession or $21 children on 0499 954 016 or at www.limelighttheatre.com