"Retro musical shows off 1960s style while its title character looks for love in all the wrong places..."      

SALT LAKE TRIBUNE: "It takes a cast of triple-threats - actors who are equally talented at dancing and singing - to sell the big 1966 musical "Sweet Charity," says Pioneer Theatre Company artistic director Karen Azenberg, who calls it one of her personal "bucket list" shows."




Charity Hope Valentine is a dancehall girl who dreams of love and believes the man of her dreams is just around the corner. A great score, including the songs "If My Friends Could See Me Now" and "Hey Big Spender!", incredible dancing and one of the most memorable heroines of the past sixty years combine to make Sweet Charity a must-see show. 


Never before produced at PTC, Sweet Charity is a razzle-dazzle closer for the 2013-14 season. 


PTC Premiere!


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By Artistic Director  Karen Azenberg


Sweet Charity-the story of a girl who wanted to be loved-was conceived as a contemporary fairy tale in 1966 by a team of geniuses: Bob Fosse, Cy Coleman, Dorothy Fields and Neil Simon. They created it specifically for Fosse's wife, the incomparable star Gwen Verdon, who made the musical into a hit.


Now retro, Sweet Charity is ...



By Assistant Marketing Director 
Heather Nowlin

"Live like you'll die tomorrow, work like you don't need the money, and dance like nobody's watching."
-Bob Fosse

Bob Fosse is credited with originally conceiving, directing and choreographing Sweet Charity, a credit that represents the eclecticism in his style of choreography and in the success of his career. In fact, he the first person to ever win top honors in three entertainment mediums...

PTC's Content 

By Chris Lino, Managing Director


Some of you are probably aware that our recent production of Deathtrap was the subject of some controversy. More than the production, our Content Advisory-which I write every year-came under criticism on the grounds that we did not identify an action which was offensive to some patrons.  

 Next Season Announced!

Season opens with "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" 

Pioneer Theatre Company announces its 2014-2015 season, including two musicals, a world premiere of a new play, a Utah premiere of a comedy, and the first offering of a brand-new musical concert event.


What's up next? Read more to find out...



 Special Events in 

As regular season ticket holders know, this time of year, we announce our upcoming season, usually consisting of what we hope are plays and musicals which offer a breadth of the human experience to our patrons, and an opportunity to see old and new theatrical favorites.


Last year, Artistic Director Karen Azenberg announced the launch of PLAY-BY-PLAY, our new play...


"Visions of Nature"

by Connie Borup, Laura Boardman, Mikel Covey, and Traci O'Very Covey.  



Information on the Production: 


SYNOPSIS: Charity Hope Valentine works as a dancehall girl. Men pay her to dance with them and she dreams of falling in love someday. The other dancehall girls have a cynical view of men and love, but Charity believes the man of her dreams is just around the corner. Over the course of the play, she meets everyone from an Italian movie star to ordinary Joes, but true love always seems to be just out of her reach.
Sweet Charity was originally staged and choreographed by Bob Fosse and features some of the most memorable song-and-dance numbers in musical theatre, including "Hey, Big Spender" and "If My Friends Could See Me Now." 




RUNNING TIME: Two hours and thirty minutes, which includes a 15-minute intermission.



We wish to thank the following sponsors for this production: