MCT is Excited To Present the Classic Musical GUYS AND DOLLS!

by Patricia Bradford

MCT presents GUYS AND DOLLS opening November 6, 2015 and playing Friday and Saturday evenings with Sunday matinees through Sunday, November 15, 2015 at The Shannondell Performing Arts Theater, 10000 Shannondell Drive in Audubon, Pa. With its unforgettable songs and a cast of gamblers, gals and gangsters, GUYS AND DOLLS is musical entertainment you can bet on!

We are excited to be ending our 2015 season with this classic musical. This show is considered to be the perfect musical, and Producers Michelle Miller and Loretta Rurode have put together the perfect production crew and cast of performers to bring this colorful show to life. We know our audiences will be thrilled with this production.

Set in the hustle and bustle of prohibition era New York City, GUYS AND DOLLS soars with the spirit of Broadway as it introduces us to a cast of vivid characters including; Sarah Brown, the upright but uptight “mission doll,” out to reform the evildoers of Time Square; Sky Masterson, the slick, high-rolling gambler who woos her on a bet and ends up falling in love; Adelaide, the chronically ill nightclub performer whose condition is brought on by the fact she’s been engaged to the same man for 14 years; and Nathan Detroit, her devoted fiancé, desperate as always to find a spot for his infamous floating crap game.

GUYS AND DOLLS, based on “The Idyll of Sarah Brown” and characters by Damon Runyon, features a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, and 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.”

The cast of GUYS AND DOLLS will be led by Tom Wexler (Nathan Detroit) of Abington, Becca Schiel (Miss Adelaide) of Conshohocken, Alison Kachnoskie (Sarah Brown) of Phoenixville, and Justin Damm (Sky Masterson) of Plymouth Meeting. The cast also includes Jude Adams (Nicely Nicely Johnson) of Pottstown, Paul Ellis (Benny Southstreet) of Jenkintown, Chris Bartholomew (Harry the Horse) of Drexel Hill, Denis Wheeler (Rusty Charlie) of Audubon, Gary Bullock (Big Jule) of Havertown, Steve Montgomery (Arvide) of Lansdale, Nancy Kadwill (General Cartwright) of Schwenksville and Jeff McQuillen (Lt. Brannigan) of Eagleville.

The 32 person cast also includes gamblers Tab Baker, James Corkum, Kenny Duthie, Matt and Mark Hengel, Evan McElhiney, James Poe, and Matt Samson. Filling out the cast are Heather Bernard, Marissa Garcia, Leigha Osborn, Suzanne Rainear and Kayla Smull as the Hot Box Girls and Elizabeth Butler, Linda Clark, Megan Kostans, Gail Marinari, Cara Nardone, Al Pasquale and Dee Surprenant as the Mission band.

GUYS AND DOLLS is directed by Deb Schrager and assistant directed by Janice Orner, choreographed by Sally Rothschild, and musical direction is provided by Michael Smith and Tom Wexler. The production team also includes Harvey Perelman (Construction and Stage Manager), Brenda Hunsberger (Costume Coordinator), Tom Dinnella (Lighting Designer), Ray DiSandro (Sound Designer), and Chris Bartholomew and Mike Adams (Set Decoration)and Ilene Perelman (Props). The 22 member orchestra of local musicians adds to the enjoyment of this show.

Tickets for the GUYS AND DOLLS are priced at $17.50 for ages 12-61 with a discounted price of $14.25 for Seniors 62+ and Children under 12. Performances are November 6, 7, 13, 14 at 7:30 PM with matinee performances on November 8 and 15 at 2:00 PM. For tickets and information call (610)489-6449 or visit All parking for patrons is at the Giant parking lot across from the Shannondell entrance. A FREE shuttle is provided to bring patrons to the theater. This theater is handicapped accessible.

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Theater/Organization Address: Shannondell Performing Arts Center 10000 Shannondell Blvd Audubon, Pennsylvania 19403 (Map It)
Theater/Organization Phone: (610) 489-6449

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