Lakeland Players perform 'Sweet Charity'

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Staff | February 3, 2014

ELKHORN--Get a taste of life in the 1960s when the Lakeland Players perform "Sweet Charity,” the only musical comedy with a book by Neil Simon, February 21, 22, 28 and March 1 and 2 at the Walworth County Performing Arts Center.

The comedy follows the misadventures of Charity Hope Valentine, a New York dance hall mistress searching for love.

Hit songs from the musical include “”If They Could See Me Now,” “Rhythm of Life,” and “Hey, Big Spender!”

The show runs Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21, 22 and 28 and March 1 at 7: 30 p.m.; and Feb. 23 and March 2 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $12 and may be purchased at the Elkhorn Chamber of Commerce, ordered online at, or by calling (262) 728-5578.

In conjunction with the show's theme of “sweet charity,” audience members are invited to bring a nonperishable food donation for the local food bank or pet shelter.

The show is directed by Len Hedges-Goettl of Lake Geneva, with choreography by Pauline Urso of East Troy. Producer is Wendy Koehnke of Elkhorn. The pianist is Kathy Middleton of Burlington.

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