2021-22 Season: Guys and Dolls
Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls ran for 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950. It received nearly unanimous positive reviews from critics and won a bevy of awards, including Tony Awards, Drama Desks and Oliviers. Frequently revived and a fan favorite across the country (and a frequent request from Ghostlight patrons as well), we are thrilled to bring Guys and Dolls to our community!
Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler Nathan Detroit tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they've been engaged for fourteen years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, and Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown, as a result. Guys and Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong.
Book: Abe Burrows & Jo Swerling
Music & Lyrics: Frank Loesser
Frank Loesser's brassy, immortal score makes Guys and Dolls a crowd pleaser, with songs we all know and love, including Luck Be a Lady, Sit Down You're Rocking the Boat, A Bushel and a Peck, Adelaide's Lament, If I Were a Bell, I've Never Been in Love Before, and many more! This is one show you won't want to miss!
Ghostlight Theatre Ensemble encourages all community members to participate in Ghostlight productions. We believe that local live theatre should provide a supportive environment for creative expression for people of all genders, ethnicities and backgrounds. Every day, we work to ensure that Ghostlight is a safe, welcoming space where all members of our cast, creative team, production crew, volunteers and audience members can learn, grow, and create.
We are proactively working towards greater diversity within the cast of our shows. This is an on-going process, and we recognize that it is our responsibility to broaden our reach to ensure that BIPOC and LGBTQ+ community members are aware of upcoming auditions, and to ensure that they feel welcome to join our productions. We are also broadening our reach to attract BIPOC directors and production team members. We know this can make a significant difference in generating greater diversity at our auditions.
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Director: Martie Muldoon
Assistant Director: Chuck Phalen
Music Director: Jeff Kumagai
Vocal Director: Sue Stuart
Choreographer: Noelle Campos
Sky Masterson: Jared Ramirez
Sarah Brown: Ava Venezia
Nathan Detroit: Casey Standridge
Adelaide: Sarah Schori
Nicely-Nicely Johnson: Bart Schneider
Benny Southstreet: Troy Pauline
Harry the Horse: Kevin Burns
Angie the Ox: Jon Paden
Tinhorn Trio: Brynn Angelo, Bart Schneider & Andrew Valenzuela
Joey Biltmore: JD Dozier
Big Jule: Robert Marcus
Lt. Brannigan: David Ghilardi
Arvide: Chuck Phalen
Gen. Cartwright: Wendy Rodriguez
Mimi (Adelaide Understudy): Shiv Harris
Agatha (Sarah Understudy): Kaitlyn Schaefer
Luca Parker (Newsboy)
Sydney Stull (Understudy General)
Featured Dancers (Havana):