Last Night my Husband & I had the pleasure of being invited to a press opening of Guys & Dolls at Westchester Broadway Theatre .
Guys & Dolls which is set in the colorful world during the prohibition in New York City. Is Considered to be one of the greatest musicals of all time. Guys & Dolls has one of the greatest musical scores in the history of American theatre. Including hits such as “Luck Be A Lady”, “Guys and Dolls”, “If I Were A Bell”, and “Sit Down Your Rockin’ The Boat”.
Based in New York the city that never sleeps where The news seller , the chorus girl, the gambler and the missionary, seem to get caught up in the teeming vitality of the city streets.
Every character from Damon Runyon’s story has a story of their own. Sergeant Sarah Brown , of the Save a Soul Mission, vainly trys to spread the word, and make a difference to the sin and depravity of the streets, full of tipsters, gamblers, and con men. Adelaide , the showgirl who is desperate to leave behind her seemingly glamorous lifestyle for a white picket fence and roses round the door. And then there is Nathan Detroit , trying to find yet another new location for his floating dice game all while trying to keep just one short step ahead of the law. Let’s not forget the gamblers themselves, eager for just one more roll. My favorite was Nicely Nicely Johnson, something about him I related to. All waiting for that winning streak that will keep them ahead of the game. Sky Masterson , the coolest high roller of them all, who would bet on anything that would turn him a profit.
Adelaide who has been engaged to Nathan for over 14 years, learns that although she would like to change the man that she loves that it is sometimes easier said then done. Sergeant Sarah who falls in love with Sky comes to realize we can’t change the Guy we love, being who he is might just be the reason why we might have fallen in love with him.
Allie Schauer (as Adelaide), Michael Brian Dunn (as Nathan Detroit), Gary Lynch (as Sky Masterson) and Courtney Glass (as Sarah Brown)
A little bit about the great actors and their ensemble who had our toes tapping from the opening act last night.
GARY LYNCH (Sky Masterson) at WBT: Miracle on 34Th St. –Mr Macy, George M! -Sam Harris (2012), Sugar -Joe/Josephine (2010), and Little Shop of Horrors – Orin and Everyone Else (1987 and 2007). Broadway and 1st National Tours: Les Miserables– Jean Provaire and Javert, Mamma Mia! (original cast) Sam Carmichael – North American and US Premieres/ 1st National, (two time National Broadway Award Nominee). Dirty Dancing (original cast) Moe Pressman- US Premiere/1st National. Most recently: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels–Andre -Arvada Center, Kiss Me Kate – General Harrison Howell- Cape Playhouse, Damn Yankees– Mr. Welsh – Paper Mill Playhouse, Victor Victoria – King – Stages St. Louis. Numerous Off Broadway, Regional, TV and Film credits
COURTNEY GLASS (Sarah Brown) Westchester Broadway Theatre debut! Miss Glass appeared in the original Broadway company of The Woman in White (u/s & perf the title role). her regional credits include Alabama Shakespeare Festival, The Fireside Dinner Theatre, The Depot Theatre and Sierra Rep. Most recently, Courtney played “Claire” in the Northern California premiere of Ordinary Days at The New Helvetia Theatre. She holds a BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts (CAP21).
MICHAEL BRIAN DUNN (Nathan Detroit) Broadway: The Life, Cats, Guys and Dolls, Big River, Baby, Sweeney Todd . National/International Tours: Amadeus, HMS Pinafore, If This Hat Could Talk, Stratford Festival Canada: HMS Pinafore, (Ralph Rackstraw) Nina and the Twelve Months, Tokyo, (performed in Japanese) Off Broadway: Perfect Crime, Ensemble Studio Theater, Secrets Every Smart Traveler Should Know, Love In Two Countries, Lenny and The Heartbreakers & Death Of Von Richthofen both at New York Shakespeare Festival, Gifts of the Magi, Kenedy’s Children. Regional Theaters: Cincinnati Playhouse, GEVA Theater,Baltimore Center Stage, Actors Theater of Louisville, Goodspeed Opera House, Walnut Street Theater Philadelphia, , North Shore Music Theater, Repertory Theater of St. Louis, St. Louis MUNY, Pittsburgh CLO, San Bernardino CLO, Hartford Symphony, and South Coast Rep of CA. (Drama Logue Award) Television: Law and Order CI, Trial by Jury, S.V.U. Film: Julie & Julia (Ivan Cousins) starring Meryl Streep
ALLIE SCHAUER (Adelaide) is thrilled to be back at Westchester after appearing in Singing in the Rain as Lina Lamont! She was recently seen as Rose in The Great American Mousical directed by Julie Andrews and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli at the Goodspeed Norma Terris Theater.
Main Street Mama is pleased to be able to offer our readers a chance to roll the dice and win two tickets to a Thursday, Friday or Sunday Matinee or Evening Performance of Guys & Dolls at Westchester Broadway Theatre.Once winner is notified they will have 24 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Good Luck!
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Want to see it before you win it , you can get your tickets to the hottest musical in Westchester now by visiting Westchester Broadway Theatre online.
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Matinees
Lunch is served beginning at 11:30 followed by the show at 1PM
Thursday, Friday and Saturday Evenings
Dinner is served beginning at 6:30 followed by the show at 8PM
Lunch is served beginning at 12:00 followed by the show at 1:30
Dinner is served beginning at 5:30 followed by the show at 7PM
To reserve your date night broadway experience in your own backyard call 914-592-2222. Group reservations and special rates also available for groups of 20 or more call 914-592-2225 .
Planning a special event or looking for the perfect venue for private party call 914-592-8730 for information on luxury boxes. Perfect for networking or celebrating something special, group of 6 to 22 , Enjoy dining and theatre in an elegant private box. Additional features include an expanded dinner menu, hot and cold hors, d’oeuvres, private powder room, and Luxury Box reserved parking.
Guys and Dolls opens at Westchester Broadway Theatre on April 11, 2013 and will run through June 9, 2013.
**Disclaimer Main Street Mama received 2 tickets for a press opening event and 2 tickets to be used in our giveaway. Main Street Mama and my DH loved the show so much that once again we have purchased tickets for grandma who watches Main Man so we can enjoy a local night out!