On May 29–31, the Ross School cast and crew of Sweet Charity delighted audiences in three spectacular performances, prompting tremendously positive feedback about all aspects of the production, including the singing and dancing, the acting, the high quality of the orchestra, individual performances, and the great team effort of the ensemble.
Sweet Charity, written by Neil Simon, is a heartwarming, poignant, and hilarious story following the romantic ups and downs of an ever-hopeful “dance hall hostess,” Charity Hope Valentine.
Ross School’s production was directed by Gerard Doyle, Performing Arts teacher, and choreographed by Sheryl Hastalis, Wellness teacher, with musical direction by Adam Judd, dean of Performing Arts.
There were many great song-and-dance routines performed by the talented cast of 25 Ross students, among whom were four of the Ross students recently nominated by the East End Arts Council for Teeny Awards for their outstanding performances in last fall’s Ross School One-Act Play Festival.
The Ross School production was dedicated to the memory of Ross line chef Franco Denaro, who passed away just before the play opened.