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Music Theatre

Sweet Charity


Welcome to 1966 at the Fandango Ballroom – Madison Avenue is bustling, skirts are shrinking and eternal optimist Charity Hope Valentine is rebuilding a broken heart and is ready for the world.

One of the greatest Broadway musicals, Sweet Charity has been reimagined in a new and intimate setting, placing the story of this young dreamer practically in the audiences lap.

Starring Naomi Price, fresh from Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, as well as star of Australia’s hit TV show The Voice, Sweet Charity tells the story of a young New York City ‘dance hall hostess’ navigating her way through misfortune in life and love.

Filled with hilarious situations and irresistible hits like ‘Big Spender’ and ‘The Rhythm of Life’, Sweet Charity is the musical comedy that will have you deliriously swinging from song to song.

Naomi Price will not be performing on THU 31 JAN. Kate Yaxley will perform the role of Charity Hope Valentine on this evening. 

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Co-directed by Kris Stewart (Wicked, Kiss Me, Kate) and Maureen Bowra (Grease:The Arena Experience),

Musical direction by Shanon D Whitelock (Fame:The Musical, The Last Five Years),

Lighting by Christine Felmingham,

Design by Joseph Noonan (Falsettos, Carmen: Live or Dead)


Book by Neil Simon
Music by Cy Coleman
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields

Based on an original screenplay by Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli and Ennio Flaiano
Produced for the Broadway stage by: Fryer, Carr and Harris
Conceived, Staged and Choreographed by Bob Fosse
“Sweet Charity” is presented by permission of ORiGiN™ Theatrical On behalf of Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.

About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm on performance days.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

Get the most out of your visit

See an exhibition
See the world for free with awe-inspiring visual art from just about everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss anything – explore all of the foyers on the main and bottom floors. See what's on.

Explore New Farm Park
Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to the beautiful New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s most popular and much loved recreational facilities. Pack a picnic, smell the roses in the garden, play a game of tennis, let the kids loose in the playground, enjoy a coffee, or just sit back and take in the sunshine.

Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp Hotel, and The Fantauzzo.