Guys and Dolls



GUYS AND DOLLS

A MUSICAL FABLE OF BROADWAY

BASED ON A STORY AND CHARACTERS OF DAMON RUNYON

MUSIC AND LYRICS BY

FRANK LOESSER

BOOK BY

JO SWERLING AND ABE BURROWS

DIRECTED BY

MARTHA TRAVERSE

VOCAL MUSIC DIRECTOR

DOMINICK (DJ) MATSKO

LIGHTING DESIGN BY

JAKE VAN BRAMER

ORCHESTRA CONDUCTOR

RONICA SKARPHOL BROWNSON

COSTUME DESIGN BY

ERIK ANDERSON LARSON

CHOREOGRAPHY BY

JESSICA BLANARIK

SOUND DESIGN BY

MATTHEW EISSLER

SCENIC DESIGN BY

JON VICKERS-JONES

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR/CARPENTER

JOHN HRUSHKA

STAGE MANAGER

AMBER DAWN HOHMAN

PRODUCED BY

RICK GILMORE AND BRUCE FLEISCHER

*ABOUT THE PLAY*

Called “the greatest of all American musicals” by TIME Magazine, Guys and Dolls is an enduring treasure of style and substance – a pleasure to the ear, a feast for the eye, and a tickle to the funny bone. When 1950 New York underworld gangsters and gamblers collide with Sarah Brown and her Save-a-Soul missionaries, all bets are off – anything and everything could happen – and does! With a re-written book by Abe Burrowes (a radio comedy writer of his day) and music by Frank Loesser, Guys and Dolls became an instant smash hit, winning the Tony Award for Best Musical. As you may know, the characters are loosely drawn from Damon Runyon’s short stories, but the role of Miss Adelaide was created exclusively for Viviane Blaine, a favorite of Frank Loesser’s who was considered too effervescent for the buttoned-up Sarah Brown. It is fun to note: Walter Matthau once played Nathan Detroit, and Laurence Olivier had his eye on that role, too; The original Sarah Brown, Isabel Bigley, was once slapped in the face by Loesser because she wasn’t singing his songs the way he wanted; An actor who couldn’t sing (Marlon Brando) played Sky Masterson at the peak of his career.

Believe me, the guys and dolls you will see on stage tonight easily emerge from the shadows of any of their predecessors. You are in for a treat! Enjoy!

MARTHA TRAVERSE DIRECTOR

 Performed   June 26-July 7, 2012

*THE CAST*

THE GUYS

Sky Masterson……………………… Matthew Lesniewski

Nathan Detroit……………………… Ken Wozetek

Nicely-Nicely………………………… Johnson Jerrod Miller

Benny Southstreet…………………. Jonathan Hetler

Rusty Charlie……………………….. Seth Cornwall

Arvide Abernathy………………….. Samuel Reitman

Big Jule………………………………. William Daniel Daup

Harry The Horse…………………… Mercer Bristow

Lt. Brannigan……………………….. Ben Whitesell

Calvin…………………………………. Dan (Lando) Landers-Nolan

Joey Biltmore/Society Max………. Mitchell Cornwall

Master of Ceremonies/Drunk……. Rob Arnold

Liver Lips Louie…………………….. Richard K. Spicer

THE DOLLS

Sarah Brown………………………… Kristin Paschen

Miss Adelaide……………………….. Katie Kensinger

General Matilda B. Cartwright…… Margaret Arnold Higgins

Mimi, a Hot Box Doll………………. Kayley Gaines

Gwen, a Hot Box Doll…………….. Ashley Standeven

Agatha……………………………….. Tracy Walker

Martha……………………………….. Susan A. Bogart

Mrs. Brannigan…………………….. Stephanie Jo Whitesell

Bobby Soxer………………………… Maggie Harbison

Bobby Soxer………………………… Michelle Katz