Glendale Centre Theatre's GUYS AND DOLLS to Run 8/28-10/10

By: Aug. 18, 2015
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Executive producer Tim Dietlein and the Glendale Centre Theatre continue their exciting 68th season with the Broadway classic, GUYS AND DOLLS. Performances are August 28th - October 10th.

Single tickets are priced at $32. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (818)244-8481 or visit www.glendalecentretheatre.com.

GUYS AND DOLLS is based on stories and characters created by Damon Runyon, with a book by Jo Swerling & Abe Burrows and music & lyrics written by Frank Loesser. It opened on Broadway in 1950, ran for 1,200 performances and won the coveted Tony Award for best musical that season. There have been numerous revivials on Broadway and the West End as well as a successful 1955 film adaptation starring Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra and Vivian Blaine.

GUYS AND DOLLS transports audiences to New York City in the early 1950's where we are introduced to a vibrant cast of characters. Sarah Brown is a "mission doll", desperate to convert all of Broadway and finding it more difficult than she imagined; Sky Masterson is the devil-may-care, high rolling gambler who is faced with the task of wooing Ms. Brown to win a bet; Nathan Detroit is the man who hosts the best crap game in town, if he can find a location, that is; and Miss Adelaide is our love sick (literally) nightclub performer who is chronically ill as a result of a 14-year engagement to Mr. Detroit. Considered by many to be the "perfect musical comedy", it features an iconic score by Frank Loesser that includes such songs as "Luck Be A Lady", "Sit Down You're Rocking the Boat", "If I Were A Bell" and "A Bushel and a Peck".

Glendale Centre Theatre's production stars ROBERT STANDLEY as Sky Masterson. Robert returns to the GCT stage after appearing as Curly in Oklahoma. Selected Theatrical credits: The National tour of The Rainmaker (Starbuck), Carousel (Billy Bigelow) and A Streetcar Named Desire (Stanley Kowalski). TV credits include: ABC's Invasion, Fox's Melrose Place, ABC's All My Children and TBN's Breaking Through. He was awarded Best Actor at the Angel Citi Film Festival for his role in the film Time Loves a Hero. Other film credits include: Turn of Faith and Ali. Look for him in the upcoming film Ovation, hitting theatres this fall.

HEATHER LUNDSTEDT returns to the GCT as Sarah Brown. Glendale audiences will remember Heather from last season's production of The Music Man in which she played Marian Paroo. Selected Theatrical credits: Catch Me if You Can (Brenda Strong; Moonlight Amphitheater), It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (Lana Sherwood; Oregon Cabaret Theatre), Sondheim on Sondheim (Moonlight Stage Productions) and Sweeney Todd (Musical Theatre West). Heather has also performed internationally with Disney Cruise Line. Follow her on twitter @heatherkoneill or visit her website at www.heatherlundstedt.com.

JASON J. LEWIS plays Nathan Detroit. Jason returns to Glendale Centre Theatre after having been in their production of 1776 during the 2011 season. He has done Guys and Dolls once before, playing Harry the Horse in the critically acclaimed 2003 Interact Theatre Company production, directed by John Rubinstein. Other Theatrical Credits: Play it Again Sam (Bogart; Reparatory East), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Mitch Mahoney), A Few Good Men(Sam), Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour), Over the River and Through the Woods (Nick) and Merrily We Roll Along(Charlie). Film Credits include: Indie thriller 'Run Like Hell' and 'Sightings' opposite Kevin Sizemore and Dante Basco. TV credits: Impress Me. He is also an accomplished voice actor currently voicing Donkey for Dreamworks' "Swamp Talk" YouTube series and is in development with Warner Brothers on an upcoming animated series. Video game credits: Saints Row, WarHawk, Mafia 2, Sopranos: Road to Respect, Halo 5: Guardian (upcoming) and Disney Infinity 3.0 (upcoming).

Playing Miss Adelaide is ANN MYERS who was most recently seen at Glendale Centre Theatre as Ado Annie in Oklahoma! and Gladys in Pajama Game. Selected Theatrical credits include: Singin' in the Rain (Lina Lamont), Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey), A Day in Hollywood... (Harpo Max). Ann has also performed with Holland America Cruise Lines. Miss Myers is an Imagineer with a BFA in Musical Theatre from Millikin University. Visit www.annmyers.net for more.

Rounding out the cast are Tom Allen (Big Jule), Jonathan Brett (Benny Southstreet), Jordan Byers (Rusty Charlie), Shelley Carling (General Cartwright), Kyle Kelley (Lt. Brannigan), Andrew Metzger (Nicley-Nicely), Stephen O'Hara (Arvide) and Pablo Rossil (Harry the Horse). The Ensemble includes Amanda Bailey, Maryanne Burr, Seth Freed, Marissa Koeller, Jacob Krech, Bridget Pugliese, Youca Shimura, Sarah Skinner, Paul Reid, Carter Thomas, Jon Walburg and Taylor Wesselman.

Direction by: Daniel Roebuck and Tm Dietlein. Choreography by: Orlando Alexander. Musical Direction by: Steven Applegate. Costume Design: Angela Wood. Sound Design: Alex Mackyol.

GUYS AND DOLLS: Playing August 28th - October 10th; Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00 PM and Saturday and select Sunday afternoons at 3:00 PM. Tickets are $32. Call for special group rates.



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