While rehearsing the opening scene of Guys and Dolls, cast members Jesse Strieter, Ben Dietrick, Sharon San Angelo, Ginger Stratton, Hollyann Beck, Melina Talentino, and Casey Strieter stopped for a photo. Sets for the Broadway musical were designed by director Bob Koger, with set painting by Randy Krause and Abby Jewel.Local talent will be gracing the Soo Theatre stage in the Tony Award-winning musical Guys and Dolls July 15-18, 2010. This acclaimed musical is directed by Bob Koger, music directed by Karen Hughes, conducted by John Wilkinson, and choreographed by Dianna George. There are over forty cast members and stage running crew from the Eastern Upper Peninsula involved in this grand production.
Guys and Dolls is a classic American Musical set in the streets and gambling circles of early 1950's New York City. The plot centers around Nathan Detroit (Dr. Richard Morrison) having to come up with funds for the location of an illegal craps game. Gambler Sky Masterson (Christian Perron), who is known for taking crazy bets that he eventually wins, gets maneuvered into a bet by Nathan Detroit that he, Sky, cannot take street missionary Sarah Brown (Shirley Wilkinson) on a dinner date in Cuba. Adding further complication to the plot, Nathan has problems of his own with his nightclub dancing fiancée of fourteen years, Miss Adelaide (Lola Kennedy). Adelaide is applying the pressure for Nathan to marry and start a family. Thus, the hilarious complications begin, resulting in one of America's most beloved musicals. The show brings us such songs as “Bushel and a Peck,” “If I Were a Bell,” “Adelaide’s Lament,” “I've Never Been in Love Before,” “Luck Be a Lady,” and, the title song, “Guys and Dolls.”
Other cast members of the Soo Theatre production are Hollyann Beck, Robin Bergsma, Sam Burdick, Ben Deatrick, Twyla Fredrickson, Matt Gilbertson, Wade Leppien, Andrew Lucas, Becky McCauley, Mark San Angelo, Sharon San Angelo, Jim Schmidt, Matt Schnurer, Sally Schremp, Ginger Stratton, Casey Strieter, Jesse Strieter, Melina Talentino, Jim Taylor, William VanVallis, Mary Witucki, Seth Witucki, and Matt Zook.
Guys and Dolls will be performed July 15th-17th at 7:30 pm and July 18th at 2:00 pm at the historic Soo Theatre Auditorium. Ticket prices are $18.00 for general admission, $14.00 for seniors, and $10 for students.
For further information or group ticket rates, please contact the Soo Theatre main office at (906) 632-1930 or visiting our website at www.sootheatre.org. Soo Theatre is located at 534 Ashmun Street Sault Ste. Marie, MI.
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Benny Southstreet (Matt Gilbertson) reads the Evening News during a scene from Soo Theatre’s Guys and Dolls as Nathan Detroit (Dr. Richard Morrison) pays close attention.
Hot Box Dancers Dixie (Casey Strieter, left) and Lulu (Mary Witucki, right) cross Broadway Avenue with Miss Adelaide (Lola Kennedy, center) to get back to the Hot Box Nightclub..