Guys & Dolls, the 1950 hit Broadway musical full of gangsters, gamblers and “dolls,” has seen many revivals over the last sixty something years, along with a hit movie in 1955 starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra. The Spreckels Theatre Company and director Gene Abravaya have created another fun, fast-moving, finger snapping adaptations of this classic musical. The wonderful cast sing and dance their way through the two-hour show accompanied by a live orchestra and before you know it, you’re humming the show tunes on the way out to your car.
Tim Setzer as Nathan Detroit, Denise Elia-Yen as Miss Adelaide and Anthony Martinez as Sky Masterson are all strong leads with great stage presence that truly made this show a pleasure to watch. There are many other characters in this production that have their moment in the sun with their own solos and duets in song and dance. The group ensemble dance and musical numbers are some of the best, with Luck Be a Lady and Sit Down, Your Rockin’ the Boat as crowd favorites.
This is a family friendly Musical Fable about Broadway with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows.
Guys and Dolls is playing at the Spreckels Performing Arts Center in Rohnert Park. October 10-26, 2014.
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Photos by Eric Chazankin