The Garage Theatre Group

Sweet Charity


AUG 13 - 8.00 pm

Have you ever known a girl who wanted something so badly, that she tried too hard to get it? Meet Charity, the girl who wants to be loved so much, that she has lost sight of who she is. Charity sings, dances, laughs and cries her way through romances with the "animal magnetism" hero, the "ultra-chic continental" hero, and the "impossible-to believe-but-he's-better than nothing" type hero. Her world is the all  too real world of Times Square, and the people who pass through her world are as deceptively charming a group as ever swept across any stage.

The Garage Theatre Group

believes in the power of theatre as a tool for growth, understanding & communication. Our aim is to use the process of theatre, as well as the product, to educate, inform, and connect the community in which we live.

The shows that comprise The Garage Theatre Group season are challenging as well as entertaining, reflecting our belief that theatre is an open dialogue between the playwright, performer and the audience.  At the conclusion of each professional performance, a discussion with the cast, director and audience is held. By doing so, we hope to inspire and create a new generation of artists, theatre goers, and patrons.

 The Garage Theatre Group was co-founded in 1993 by Michael Bias and Debbie Slevin as a "place for professional artists and youth artists to be able to grow and stretch". For it's first 10 years it performed in various venues in Bergen County. These venues included Cresskill High School, Dwight Morrow High School, Park Ridge High School and countless others. In 2003 The Garage Theatre group was recognized by The Bergen County Department of Parks Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs as Bergen County's number one Arts Organization. That same year Fairleigh Dickinson University generously offered GTG a residency at The Becton Theatre.During its first fourteen seasons, under Bias's artistic direction, the GTG successfully realized its mission by producing 8 world premieres, and 6 New Jersey premieres. Plays first produced at the GTG are in development for off-Broadway productions, as well as regional productions across the United States.Many noted playwrights have joined us in our post  production discussions, including William Mastrosimone, David Shire, John Ford Noonan, and Ronald Ribman.

Marvin Neil Simon (born July 4, 1927 in The Bronx, New York City), is an American playwright and screenwriter. He is one of the most reliable hitmakers in Broadway history, as well as one of the most performed playwrights in the world. From the mid sixties to the mid Eighties, Simon's name became a synonym for popular and financial success. Though primarily a comic writer, some of his plays, particularly the Eugene Trilogy and The Sunshine Boys, reflect on the twentieth century Jewish-American experience.




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