Just like its titular character, Pauper Players’ current production of the musical comedy “Sweet Charity” displays a deliberate hopefulness as it aims to escape confining limitations.
Despite the spatial limitations of the Union Cabaret — where the production is staged — director and choreographer Michael McWaters presented a pleasing, dynamically choreographed evening of song and dance.
This lovable musical documents the romantic ups and downs of a naively optimistic dance hall hostess yearning for a better life in 1960s New York City.
Friday, Nov. 12
Arts verdict: 3.5 of 5 stars
Time: 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday
Location: Student Union Cabaret
Tickets: $5 students, $10 public
A lack of plot in the first act was countered by intricate dance numbers, strategically angled to play to both sides of the packed house.
These impressive large-scale numbers ranged from frenzied disco parodies to vampy dance hall numbers, providing some of the production’s best moments.