This high-octane musical tells the story of dance hall hostess Charity Hope Valentine and her co-workers. Each day, Charity dances with man after man in order to earn a living, all the while dreaming of the day she will be taken away from her sordid dance hall existence and rescued by a respectable man who falls madly in love with her.
Originally debuting on Broadway in 1966, the memorable music score by Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields contains major hits like Big Spender, If My Friends Could See Me Now, There’s Got To Be Something Better Than This and The Rhythm of Life. Neil Simon’s razor-sharp script lifts the veil on the exquisitely agony of living on the under-side of life.
Australian actor, Verity Hunt-Ballard (Mary Poppins), stars as Charity Hope Valentine, a performance that won her a Helpmann Award for the Best Female Performer in a Musical, described as a ‘radiant, endearing performance; sensationally sung and danced, with knockout comic timing’.
Sweet Charity’s high-energy choreography and sharp-witted dialogue makes it the perfect night of musical theatre for adults.
TICKET ON SALE DATES:
9am, Monday 24 November 2014
Seats held for Season Ticket holders for Sweet Charity will be released.
Hey big spender…
Our friends at the Canberra Theatre Centre are proud to announce the smash-hit professional musical production of Sweet Charity this coming February.
This high-octane musical tells the story of dance hall hostess Charity Hope Valentine and her co-workers. Each day, Charity dances with man after man in order to earn a living…
ANY SPRINGOUT EVENT THROUGHOUT NOVEMBER
Take a selfie at any SpringOUT event, post it to Instagram using the hashtag #springoutselfie for your chance to win $200 cash.
The winner will be announced on the SpringOUT Facebook page
In 2014 SpringOUT turns 15 and spans the whole of November. In addition to signature events such as Fairday and Bushdance, there are many opportunities for people of all ages to meet, watch, learn, flirt, bake, dance, swim, listen, discuss, network, sing, inquire, eat, drink and soak in the best of the ACT’s queer culture.
We acknowledge and thank our major supporters: Telstra, Her Canberra, The Street Theatre, Typeyard Design & Advertising and FUSE Magazine for their partnership and support in celebrating queer culture in the ACT.
We look forward to seeing you throughout the festival and wish you a Happy SpringOUT 2014.
CANBERRA PRIDE COMMITTEE
SATURDAY 1 NOV
WESTLUND HOUSE 16 GORDON ST, ACTON COST: GOLD COIN DONATION HOST: AIDS ACTION COUNCIL TIME: 12 NOON - 5PM
The AIDS Action Council of the ACT is proud to once again present the launch event for the SpringOUT Pride Festival – SpringOUT Fairday. Fairday is a relaxing outdoor event where you can browse wares from local businesses, find out information from community groups and clubs, celebrate with your kids in the family zone, or even enter your pets in the now famous pet parade. Come and celebrate Canberra’s LGBTQI community, enjoy a shared lunch on the lawns and kick up your heels to some great entertainment.
SUNDAY 2 NOV
TILLEY’S DEVINE CAFE GALLERY CNR BRIGALOW AND WATTLE STS, LYNEHAM
COST: FREE (FOOD AND DRINKS ARE AT THE ATTENDEES OWN COST)
HOST: FUSE MAGAZINE
TIME: 10AM - 12PM
Tilley’s has a long history of being a meeting place for the LGBTQI community in Canberra, and is proud to provide the location for the FUSE Big Gay Breakfast. Everyone is welcome to come along, it’s a great opportunity to meet new people and hang out with old friends over a coffee and some great food. Look out for the large reserved tables outside and the FUSE and SpringOUT banners.
See you there and bring your friends.
TILLEY’S DEVINE CAFE GALLERY CNR BRIGALOW AND WATTLE STS, LYNEHAM COST: FREE (FOOD AND DRINKS ARE AT THE ATTENDEES OWN COST) HOST: TILLEY’S DEVINE CAFE GALLERY TIME: FROM 6.30PM
OUTBIZ — Canberra’s LGBTQI Business & Public Servants Network is a place where you can connect with other like-minded people, expand your business, find new customers or suppliers, support and socialise with the local LGBTQI business community and queer professionals.
Whether you are a member of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* and intersex community or would like to support and connect with LGBTQI businesses, we encourage you to join us.
SUNDAY 2 NOV
AQUA HARMONY 4 JENKE CCT, KAMBAH COST: FREE HOST: SUE O’HARA & FRAN TREUEN TIME: 9.30AM - 11.30AM
Aqua Harmony Enriched Learning Partnerships has grown from their swim school, which was established in Curtin, in 1998. Their aim is to teach children to respect and enjoy the water, wanting children to be safer, happier and more successful swimmers.
SwimOUT promises to be an awesome morning of pool play time for LGBTQI families.
1 – 30 NOV
HOST: BEARS CANBERRA TIME: REGULAR SCHEDULED SOCIAL EVENTS, INCLUDING MONTHLY DINNERS AND AFTERNOONS AT THE BAR
Bears Canberra is a community, social club for ‘Bears’ and like-minded
men. As our name suggests we are
a Canberra based club, but we don’t restrict our membership to the Canberra region – we welcome members and friends from anywhere in the world. Search for the BearsCanberra group on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ groups/814820975209055/).
www.bearscanberra.org.au for more details on events during SpringOUT.
Contact the secretary for details of SpringOUT events:
CUBE NIGHTCLUB 33 PETRIE PLAZA, CANBERRA CITY
COST: FREE BEFORE 11PM AND $10 AFTER
HOST: CUBE NIGHTCLUB TIME: FROM 9PM
Come and celebrate with us at the SpringOUT Dance Party at CUBE Nightclub. Featuring awesome shows, fabulous drag and the hottest music with hand picked DJ’s, this is one huge night not to be missed!
Free entry if dressed in rainbow pride colours.