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Seton Hill University Theatre Presents “Sweet Charity” February 19 to 27

GREENSBURG, Pa.-The Seton Hill University Theatre and Dance Program will present “Sweet Charity,” by Neil Simon, Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields, February 19 to 27 in the William Granger Ryan Theatre, Performing Arts Center, 100 Harrison Avenue, Greensburg, Pa. Tickets are $16, with student and group rates available.  A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on February 19. A talk back with the cast and director will be held following the matinee performance on February 21. Call the Seton Hill Performing Arts Center Box Office for tickets at 724-552-2929 or purchase tickets online at setonhill.edu/tickets.

Charity Hope Valentine is a dance hall hostess with a big heart on a quest for the right guy. In 1960s New York City this can be a tough gig, especially when you’re still in search of who you are. This musical comedy features romance, terrific dance numbers and classic songs by Dorothy Fields and Cy Coleman, including “Big Spender,” “If My Friends Could See Me Now,” and “I’m a Brass Band.”

Performances: February 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27: 8 p.m.; February 21 and 27: 2 p.m.

The Seton Hill student cast of “Sweet Charity” includes Luc Bouille ­of Greensburg, Pa.; Sarah Chelli Lawrence, Pa.; Victorious Collymore-­Bey of Spring Valley, N.Y.; Brett Cuddy of Dauphin, Pa.; Joshua Daisley of Kittanning, Pa.; Ian Denham of Bunola, Pa.; Elena Falgione of Glenshaw, Pa.; Kelsey Greco of Beaver Falls, Pa.; Jena Grgurich of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Kaylee Hansberry of New Kensington, Pa.; Lindsey Lawrence of Carnegie, Pa.; Barbara Lawson of Manassas, Va.; Kathleen Montefiori ­of North East, Pa.; Paige Overly of North Huntingdon, Pa.; Marcus Parfitt of Jeannette, Pa.; NaTania Parker of Buffalo, N.Y.; Jamie Pasquinelli of Jefferson Hills, Pa.;­ Chelsea Pawlak ­of Belle Vernon, Pa.; Adam Sarp of Latrobe, Pa.; Matthew Sartore of Bethel Park, Pa.; Lyn Starr of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and Megan Vichich of Cranberry Township, Pa.

The Seton Hill student technical staff includes Kathleen Adler of Springdale, Pa., paint and props crew; Nicole Bishop of Philadelphia, Pa., costume shop crew; Nicole Bishop of Philadelphia, Pa., sound crew; Marrina Brown of Pittsburgh, Pa., costume shop crew and paint and props crew; Danielle Hegyes of Perryopolis, Pa., paint and props crew; Nicole Castelli of Canonsburg, Pa., light board operator; Joshua Daisley of Kittanning, Pa., costume shop crew; Emily Dillinger of Fairchance, Pa., make-up manager and costume show crew; Elena Falgione of Glenshaw, Pa., costume shop crew; Ashley Filapose of Greensburg, Pa., scene shop staff; Emmi Fisher of Greensburg, Pa., scene shop staff; Tosha Gaumer of Walnutport, Pa., paint and props crew; Hallie Gilbert of West Newton, Pa., scene shop staff; Lauren Grasser of Johnstown, Pa., dresser and costume shop crew; Jena Grgurich of Pittsburgh, Pa., costume shop crew; Ryan Hall of Greensburg, Pa., dresser; Kaylee Hansberry of New Kensington, Pa., assistant to the costume designer and costume shop crew; Sarah Hefferin of Clarksburg, Pa., paint and props crew and sound crew; Zuri Hodge of Verona, Pa., costume shop crew; Ezra Jensen of Mount Gretna, Pa., costume shop crew; Hannah Kirschner of North East, Pa., wardrobe manager and costume shop crew; Jayna Kovel of Springdale, Pa., costume shop crew; Barbara Lawson of Manassas, Va., costume shop crew; Adriana LaMantia of Blairsville, Pa., costume shop crew and paint and props crew; Jessica Lami of Farmington, Conn., scene shop staff; Morgan Lightner of Pittsburgh, Pa., hair and make-up stylist and costume shop crew; Nicole Makos of Coplay, Pa., stage manager and stage electrician; Colleen Malley of Trafford, Pa., dresser and paint and props crew; Jayme Martin of McAlisterville, Pa., scene shop staff; Angela Mazzocco of Imperial, Pa., assistant stage manager; Elaine Montgomery of Trafford, Pa., projection design and scene shop staff; LeeAnn Moore of Perkiomenville, Pa., scene shop staff; Abigail Noel of Greensburg, Pa., scene shop staff; Amber Palfy of McKees Rocks, Pa., costume shop crew; Ricki Palmisano of Aurora, Colo., costume shop crew; Jamie Pasquinelli of Jefferson Hills, Pa., costume shop crew; Lakin Pebley of Everett, Pa., paint and props crew; Darrah Resnick of Saltsburg, Pa., hair and make-up stylist; Amber Riggin of Uniontown, Pa, costume shop crew; Kelsey Riker of Douglassville, Pa., house manager; James Scharer of Greensburg, Pa., sound board operator; Rebecca Schirf of Blandburg, Pa., stage electrician and run crew; Courtney Seibert of Chambersburg, Pa., sound design; Maura Simonetti of Milroy, Pa., costume shop crew; Justin Taylor of Bronx, N.Y., scene shop staff; Noah Telford of Greensburg, Pa., assistant stage manager and scene shop staff; Robert Tramontina of South Park, Pa., sound board operator and scene shop staff; Megan Vichich of Cranberry Township, Pa., scene shop staff; and Kaitlyn Wessel of Pittsburgh, Pa., paint and props crew.

The Seton Hill Theatre and Dance production of “Sweet Charity” is directed by Denise Pullen, associate professor of theatre. Professional artistic staff for the production includes Patricia Barker, costumer; Ken Clothier, assistant professor of theatre, lighting design; Joseph Domencic, assistant professor of theatre, music direction; Karen Glass, assistant professor of theatre, set design, scenic artist and properties coordinator; Tiia Lager, adjunct instructor of theatre, costume shop manager and costume designer; Vincent Lobello, technical director; Susan O’Neill, instructor of theatre, costume director; and TaMara Swank, assistant professor of dance, choreographer.

Venue Information: All Seton Hill Theatre performances are held in the William Granger Ryan Theatre in Seton Hill’s Performing Arts Center, 100 Harrison Avenue, Greensburg, Pa.  The Performing Arts Center is a fully accessible and climate-controlled facility.  Parking is available in four nearby Greensburg parking areas:  the Bell Parking Garage on North Otterman Street (across the street from the Performing Arts Center), the Hellman-Ghrist lot on North Main Street, the Albert Grillo lot on Seton Hill Drive and the Wib Albright lot off West Otterman Street.  

Ticket Information: Single admission tickets are $16.  Seton Hill students (with valid ID) can purchase tickets for $5.  Non-Seton Hill students (with a valid school ID) can purchase advance tickets for $13.  Students from any school can purchase rush tickets five minutes before curtain, subject to availability, for $5 (with valid school ID).  Groups of six or more can purchase tickets at a rate of $11 each with a reservation and advance payment. Order tickets online at setonhill.edu/tickets by phone at 724-552-2929, or by mail at SHUPAC Theatre Box Office, Seton Hill University, 1 Seton Hill Drive, Greensburg, Pa. 15601-1599.  Box Office Hours, by telephone: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Extended hours on performance days: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sunday.

Seton Hill University’s Performing Arts Center is 73,000 square feet of everything a performing arts major needs to move from student to professional.   The Center houses two dedicated, flexible performance spaces, the Carol Ann Reichgut Concert Hall and the William Granger Ryan Theatre. The Center also includes a performance studio, new classrooms, rehearsal rooms and technical areas that include the best equipment for learning and performing, from Steinway pianos to the latest in lighting, sound, video and acoustics.  The Center is located in downtown Greensburg, putting it squarely in the middle of the city’s cultural district yet still only minutes from Seton Hill’s main hilltop campus.

The Seton Hill University Theatre and Dance Program has a long history of educating performing arts majors for professional careers while playing a vital role in the educational life of the campus.  Seton Hill’s Theatre and Dance Program offers four full-length productions (as well as a number of shorter works) each year that generate audiences of over 3,500 and speak to topics addressed in courses across Seton Hill’s curriculum.  For more information on the Theatre Program at Seton Hill, please visit www.setonhill.edu or call 724-552-2934.

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