AIC presents musical “Sweet Charity” at Griswold Theatre

Nov. 21, 2017 |

SPRINGFIELD –  Frank Borrelli, MFA, director of the theater arts program at American International College (AIC), proudly announces the College’s production of the musical “Sweet Charity” on Dec. 1 and 2 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. at the Griswold Theatre in the Karen Sprague Cultural Arts Center on the AIC campus. Sweet Charity will include live music under the direction of Colby Hershel.

“Sweet Charity” is based on a Federico Fellini film. At the center is Charity Hope Valentine, a young woman who wants only to be loved. She works as a dime-a-dance girl at the Fandango Ballroom with no education and no prospects, but somehow sees the world as her oyster. Charity is a survivor. Throughout the play, she repeatedly rises up against adversity in the hope of finding love.

According to Borrelli, “The fall 2017 semester marks an exciting transition for the theater arts program as we are producing a musical in December rather than at the end of the academic year. At the core of ‘Sweet Charity’ is the spirited protagonist who, while down on her luck, refuses to be counted out.”

Admission to “Sweet Charity” is free. Donations are appreciated and benefit AIC’s theater arts program. More information is available online at or by calling 654-1486.

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