The Mount Pleasant Community Theater will present Guys and Dolls, directed and choreographed by Rose Cremonese-Norton, on July 31 and August 1, 7 and 8 at 8 pm, August 2 at 2 pm and August 6 at 7:30 pm in the John Whearty Theater at Westlake High School, 825 Westlake Drive in Thornwood, NY. Tickets can be ordered on-line at www.mpctshows.com.
Tom Ammirato of Mt. Kisco stars as Sky Masterson, a high stakes gambler whose luck never seems to run out. Audiences will remember Tom as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof in the summer of 2013. Robyn O’Brien of Eastchester plays female lead Sarah Brown as a pretty, bright-eyed woman who serves as Sergeant of the local mission.
The cast also includes:
- Rich Murden of Pleasantville — Nathan Detroit, a good-hearted gambler and craps game organizer who could never hit the big time
- Rae West of Salem, VA, Cremonese-Norton’s daughter-in-law, — Miss Adelaide, Nathan Detroit’s fiancé and a lead performer at the Hot Box nightclub
- Jim Stake* of Bedford Hills — Nicely-Nicely Johnson, who just like his name suggests, is the nicest and cheeriest of the gambling crooks *appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity
- Frank Accosta of Elmsford — Benny Southstreet, Nathan’s right-hand man and a gambler himself
- Sam Stein of Purchase – Rusty Charlie, Nathan Detroit’s main sidekick
- Chris Jamison of Yorktown Heights — Arvide Abernathy, Sarah’s loving grandmother who plays bass drum and cymbals in the Mission band
- Chuck Buchanan of White Plains — Lt. Brannigan, a New York police officer who is wise to Nathan’s illegal craps games and is dead-set on catching him
- Gary Simon of Cortlandt Manor — crook and gambler Harry the Horse; and
- Mark Firestone of Cold Spring — Big Jule, a big time craps player from Chicago who uses a gun and his own pair of rigged dice to bully his way into never losing.
Guys and Dolls, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, depicts colorful gangsters, gamblers and other characters of the New York underworld, based on stories by Damon Runyon. The premiere on Broadway was in 1950. It ran for 1,200 performances and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical has had several Broadway and London revivals, as well as a 1955 film adaptation starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra.
Please call 914-769-0958 or 914-773-9171 or e-mail [email protected] for further information.
About Mount Pleasant Community Theater
Mount Pleasant Community Theater was founded in the summer of 1970 by Cremonese-Norton, owner of Rose’s School of Dance. Support has been provided by the community, including the Mt. Pleasant Recreation Department and the Thornwood/Hawthorne Chamber of Commerce.