More than 60 actors, musicians and stage crew will put on the musical Guys and Dolls March 20-22 at Bradford Area High School.
“Right now, this is the single-largest group of students involved in any activity at the school,” said director Andrew R. Dutko, vocal music instructor. Marissa Golden, instrumental instructor, will conduct the 23-piece orchestra of students and community members. Choreographer is Lauren Abers.
Performance times are 7 p.m. Friday, March 20, and Saturday, March 21, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 22. Tickets available at the door cost $10 for adults or $8 for students and those age 55 and older. The show is recommended for ages 13 and older.
“A Musical Fable of Broadway,” the show is based on stories of the New York City underworld and characters by Damon Runyan, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. Premiering on Broadway in 1950, the show won the Tony Award for Best Musical and was selected for, but did not receive, the 1951 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
The musical romantic comedy offers the unlikeliest of pairings: high-rolling gambler Sky Masterson with puritanical missionary Sarah Brown, and showgirl Adelaide dreaming of domestic life with crap game manager Nathan Detroit.
Memorable tunes include the hilarious “Adelaide’s Lament,” the romantic “I’ve Never Been in Love Before,” the exuberant “If I Were a Bell,” and the classic “Luck Be a Lady.”
Taking the stage will be leads David Niegowski as Sky Masterson, Gretchen Henneman as Sarah Brown, Gerrit Randall-Klouw as Nathan Detroit, Grace Dalton as Miss Adelaide, James Yohe as Nicely-Nicely Johnson and Zachary Williams as Benny Southstreet.
Supporting performers are Leatrice Kakolewski as Arvide Abernathy, Louissa Brandt as Big Jule, Skylar Adams as Harry the Horse, Andy Hilzinger as Lt. Brannigan, Alexis Ward as General Matilda B. Cartwright, and Noel Fernandez as Joey Biltmore’s voice.
Featured roles are Katyra Cornelius as Agatha, Kailee Peterson as Mimi, Sean Luce as Rusty Charlie, Rebekah Young as Allison, Bella Mager as Ferguson, Catherine Fussell as Vernon, Bailey Fedak as Martha, Claire Thompson as Calvin, Alisiya Dansberger as Master of Ceremonies, Jacob Baxter as Angie the Ox, Alexis Roberts as Drunk, Truman Forbes as Waiter, Rhys Kennedy as Liver Lips Louie and Gabriel Mitchell as Society James.
Ensemble members include Hot Box Dancers Tylin Hillyard, Audrey Kemick, Mary Bukowski, Rileigh Rinard; Save-A-Soul Mission Band members Katie Thompson, Brianna Coder, Faith Hooten, and Tristin Baxter; crap shooters Abigail Barton, Erin Stevens, Kylee Grover and Kara Longo.