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Community Playhouse presents Guys and Dolls

Posted on Monday, June 11, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Tullahoma – The cast is set and rehearsals are now underway for the Broadway musical Guys and Dolls. This show is the final production of the 2011-2012 season for the Community Playhouse, Inc. Performances are scheduled for June 28-July 1 and will be held in the Tullahoma High School auditorium.

Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, this oddball romantic comedy – considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy – soars with the spirit of Broadway as it introduces us to a cast of vivid characters who have become legends in the canon: 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 that 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. Memorable songs from the show include: “Luck Be a Lady,” “Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat,” “I’ll Know,” “I’ve Never Been In Love Like This,” and many others that audiences will be singing after viewing the show.

Directors Janet Patterson and Rosie Graham assembled a cast of men and women who will bring this story to life on the stage and a production crew that will provide the supporting roles backstage to make this production work smoothly.

Cast members include: Samantha Terrell (Manchester) in the role of Sarah Brown, Jacob Gray (Tullahoma) as Sky Masterson, Lindsey Slaughter (Shelbyville) as Adelaide, James Ericson (Tullahoma) as Nathan Detroit, Jim Zidan (Tullahoma) as Nicely-Nicely Johnson, Mike Sneed (Tullahoma) as Benny Southstreet, Todd Nichols (Tullahoma) as Rusty Charlie, Wayne Stephens (Manchester) as Harry the Horse, John Wright (Manchester) as Big Jule, David Clark (Tullahoma) as Angie the Ox, and Allen Craig (Tullahoma) as Detective Brannigan. Other Gamblers/Crapshooters are played by Jake Dyer (Tullahoma), Josh Wilson (Manchester), Jacob Shelton (Tullahoma), Keith Wortham (Shelbyville), Cameron Davis (Tullahoma) and Glendale Swann (Tullahoma).

The Salvation Army Band includes: Grant Patterson (Tullahoma) as Arvide Abernathy, Chris Ogden (Winchester) as Calvin, Elaine Turner (Manchester) as Agatha, Mary Jane Couch (Manchester) as Martha, Michelle Rowe (Winchester) and Diane Clanton (Shelbyville) as band members.

Members of Adelaide’s Hot Box Girls are: Lilah Tess McClarney, Martha Brook Powers, Katie Rowe, Skylar Ramsey, Bailey Roper and Leslie Hull all from Tullahoma. Riley Stephens (Manchester), William Kuebitz, Candi Currin and Paige Gilbert (all of Tullahoma) round out the cast in supporting roles.

Tickets for the show are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and students and $10 for children ages 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased online at www.communityplayhouse.org where you may select your seat and print out your tickets in advance, or you may reserve seats by calling (931) 581-7767 or (931) 455-0620.

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