North Shore Music Theatre Casts Its Guys and Dolls; Performances Begin Oct. 30
By Andrew Gans
Complete casting has been announced for the North Shore Music Theatre's upcoming production of the classic Broadway musical Guys and Dolls, which will play the Massachusetts venue Oct. 30-Nov. 11.
Directed by Mark Martino with choreography by Michael Lichtefeld and musical direction by Craig Barna, the cast will be led by Jonathan Hammond (Nathan Detroit), Mylinda Hull (Miss Adelaide), Kelly McCormick (Sarah Brown), Kevin Vortmann (Sky Masterson), Wayne Pretlow (Nicely Nicely), Ben Roseberry (Benny Southstreet), Jamie Ross (Arvide) and Jessica Sheridan (General Cartwright).
The company also includes Chip Abbott, James Beaman, Katie Chung, Kurt Domoney, Steve Greenstein, Meghan Glogower, Lauren Kadel, Ben Liebert, Lizzy Palmer, Antuan Raimone, Clifton Samuels, Michael Scott, Justin M. Urso and Michael Warrell.
“We are excited to be ending the subscription season with the classic musical Guys and Dolls,” said owner and producer Bill Hanney in a statement. “This show is considered to be the perfect musical, and our artistic director Arianna Knapp, director Mark Martino, and I have put together the perfect cast of performers to bring this colorful show to life. I know our audiences will be thrilled with this production.”
"Set in the hustle and bustle of prohibition era New York City," Guys and Dolls, according to press notes, "soars with the spirit of Broadway as it introduces us to a cast of vivid characters including; Sarah Brown, the upright but uptight 'mission doll,' out to reform the evildoers of Time Square; Sky Masterson, the slick, high-rolling gambler who woos her on a bet and ends up falling in love; Adelaide, the chronically ill nightclub performer whose condition is brought on by the fact she's been engaged to the same man for 14 years; and Nathan Detroit, her devoted fiancé, desperate as always to find a spot for his infamous floating crap game."
Based on “The Idyll of Sarah Brown” and characters by Damon Runyon, the musical features a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, and an iconic score by Frank Loesser.
The creative team also features Erik D. Diaz (scenic designer), Paula Peasley-Ninestein (costume coordinator), Kirk Bookman (lighting designer), Michael Eisenberg (sound designer), Gerard Kelly (wig and hair design), Natalie A. Lynch (production stage manager), Colin R. Freeman (assistant musical director) and Michael T. Clarkston (assistant stage manager).
Tickets are priced from $40 - $70. For tickets and more information call (978) 232-7200, visit www.nsmt.org, or visit the box office in person at 62 Dunham Rd., Beverly, MA.
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