Guys and Dolls

A Musical Fable of Broadway  
based on a story and characters of DAMON RUNYON
music and lyrics by FRANK LOESSER                                                         
book by JO SWERLING and ABE BURROWS
directed by KENT GASH
Wurtele Thrust Stage

The perfect musical comedy 

New York City’s infamous gambler Nathan Detroit has set his sights on the biggest craps game of his career while Adelaide, his fiancee of 14 years, longs for a wedding. Master gambler Sky Masterson woos missionary Sarah Brown despite the obvious problems inherent in their relationship. Gambling in luck and love from Times Square to Havana, this classic musical boasts colorful characters and a brassy score, featuring “Luck Be a Lady,” “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat” and “Adelaide’s Lament.” It’s a surefire win.

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Review

“Wear comfortable shoes. You're gonna be standing in them.”

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Feature

"What we want in this production is for the female characters to be every bit as rich and complex and dimensional as the men are," [director Kent] Gash said. 

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Feature

Whether you’re a frequent theater-goer or it’s an occasional date-night spotlight, you’re probably familiar with Guys and Dolls. But here are a few fun facts you may not know about the classic musical.

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Video

Feature

Welcome to Runyonland! Where the dice are rolling, the stakes are climbing and love is in the air. 

Studio session

Enjoy this recording of “Luck Be A Lady,” performed by Jeremiah James.

Photos

The cast of the Guthrie Theater’s production of Guys and Dolls. Photo by T Charles Erickson.

Rodney Gardiner, Justin Keyes, Gabrielle Dominique and Joel Liestman in the Guthrie Theater's production of Guys and Dolls. Photo by T Charles Erickson. 

The cast of the Guthrie Theater's production of Guys and Dolls. Photo by T Charles Erickson. 

Regina Marie Williams, Olivia Hernandez and Peter Thomson in the Guthrie Theater's production of Guys and Dolls. Photo by T Charles Erickson. 

Jeremiah James and Olivia Hernandez in the Guthrie Theater's production of Guys and Dolls. Photo by T Charles Erickson. 

Kirsten Wyatt and Rodney Gardiner in the Guthrie Theater's production of Guys and Dolls. Photo by T Charles Erickson. 

The cast of the Guthrie Theater's production of Guys and Dolls. Photo by T Charles Erickson. 

The cast of the Guthrie Theater's production of Guys and Dolls. Photo by T Charles Erickson. 

Artists

Cast

Mathias Anderson

Ensemble

Robert O. Berdahl

Lt. Brannigan/Waiter

Katie Bradley

Mimi/Ensemble

Isis Bruno

Ensemble

Trevor Bunce

Swing

Fernando Collado

Ensemble

Taylor Collier

Ensemble

Gabrielle Dominique

Ensemble

Tara Forseth

Swing

Andy Frye

Angie the Ox

Rodney Gardiner

Nathan Detroit

Mark Andrew Garner

Ensemble

Jon Andrew Hegge

Harry the Horse

Olivia Hernandez

Miss Sarah Brown

Caroline Innerbichler

Ensemble

Jeremiah James

Sky Masterson

James E. Johnson V

Ensemble

Justin Keyes

Nicely-Nicely Johnson

Marty Lauter

Ensemble

Joel Liestman

Benny Southstreet

Andrea Mislan

Ensemble

Eric L. Morris

Rusty Charlie/Ensemble

Peter Thomson

Arvide Abernathy

Angela Timberman

Agatha/Joey Biltmore/Ensemble

Janet Hayes Trow

Martha/Ensemble

Adam Vanek

Ensemble

Regina Marie Williams

General Matilda B. Cartwright

Karen Wiese-Thompson

Big Jule

Kirsten Wyatt

Miss Adelaide

Phil Young

Swing

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Creative

Kent Gash

Director

J. Oconer Navarro

Music Director

Dell Howlett

Choreographer

Jason Sherwood

Scenic Designer

Kara Harmon

Costume Designer

Dawn Chiang

Lighting Designer

Hidenori Nakajo

Sound Designer

Carla Steen

Dramaturg

Dawn-Elin Fraser

Voice and Dialect Coach

Aaron Preusse

Fight Director

Lori Lundquist

Stage Manager

Jason Clusman

Assistant Stage Manager

Nate Stanger

Assistant Stage Manager

Denise Prosek

Associate Music Director

Lauren Keating

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