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Manlius Pebble Hill School students perform ‘Sweet Charity’


“Sweet Charity” is a tender, poignant and consistently funny look at the adventures, or rather the misadventures, in the ways of love encountered by the gullible and guileless lady known as Charity Hope Valentine.

Charity is a dance hostess who always gives her heart and her dreams to the wrong man. Charity continues to have faith in the human race despite apparently endless disappointments and hopes that she will finally meet the nice young man to romance her away from her seedy life.

Originally directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields and book by Neil Simon, the show is based on Fellini’s screenplay “Nights of Cabiria.” It premiered on Broadway in 1966, where it was nominated for nine Tony Awards.

Performances will be 7:30 p.m. Friday March 24, and 2 p.m. Saturday, March 25. There will be a second weekend of performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday March 30 and Friday, March 31 and a final performance Saturday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m. All performances will be in the  Manlius Pebble Hill School Coville Theater, 5300 Jamesville Road, Syracuse, NY 13214.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at

Main Characters

Lydia Kelly – Charity Hope Valentine

Isabella Casella – Nickie

Maggie Carmen – Helene

Sarah Linquest – Carmen

Sophie Novak – Rosie

Carli Arbon – Frenchy

Hannah Warren – Betsy

Mariah Storie – Elaine

Riley Cappelletti – Anita

Priya Stanton – Charlene

Seth Bingham – Herman

Louisa Morrow – Ursula

Saad Bukhari – Vittorio Vidal

Jasmine Collins – Daddy Bruebeck

Nick Jerge – Oscar Lindquist

Other Cast Members

Leo Alaghband, Jared Amankwah, Carl Beach, Jeffrey Bush, Will Kovarik, Liam Meisner, Cole Potter, Julia Walsh, Brice Link, Sam Goldman, Ana Videto, Iris Fan, Bowen Cao

Tech Crew

Alyssa Smith, Maggie SextonDwyer, Rachel Comfort, Sarah Smith

Pit Orchestra

Jeongyoon Han,Talia Braverman Cecelia Zhang, Joe Spoelstra, Maja Cannavo Nathan Cattell, Elizabeth Ouimette-Garza Meg Curtis, Gabe Pasniciuc, Mitch Collinsworth Nick Censoprano, Paul Kosciewics, Jacob Lawless, Peri Cannavo, Sarah Antonevich

Adults Involved

Michele Koziara- Director/Choreographer

Annmarie Gregory – Music Director

Alexander Koziara – Technical Director

Rick Huyge – Pit Orchestra Director

Jody Luce- Costume Designer