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State High School’s ‘Sweet Charity’ Debuts Next Week

The Proserpine State High School’s performance of ‘Sweet Charity’, a celebrated Broadway show with a cast of 100 students, will launch next week on May 3.

Following Charity Hope Valentine, the long-running musical’s namesake and a taxi dancer living in New York in the swinging sixties, Sweet Charity is an ambitious production for the school.

Featuring groovy costumes, exceptional signing, and the era’s patented gaudy fashion, the show will be backed by a 28-piece orchestra comprised entirely of students.

The musical is led by Artistic Director and Proserpine State High School Head of Drama, Jenny Napier, who said her students were eager to show off their abilities in the school’s first musical since its highly successful play, ‘We Will Rock You’, in 2021.

The show includes students from Grades 8 to 12 and runs with a ‘double cast,’ meaning some characters will be played by a new set of actors on alternative nights.

It will be held at the Proserpine State High School Performing Arts Centre on May 3, 4, 5, and 6 from 7.30pm each night, with an additional matinee performance at 1pm on May 6.

Tickets are available at

What: Sweet Charity

When: May 3, 4, 5, and 6 from 7.30pm, with an additional matinee on May 6 at 1pm.

Where: Proserpine State High School Performing Arts Centre


Sweet Charity, a Broadway-style play, follows Charity Hope Valentine, a girl “looking for love”

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