Theater group presents ‘Guys and Dolls’
ODESSA—The Lake Country Players will present the musical “Guys and Dolls” Friday, Nov. 15 and Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Odessa-Montour high school’s Fetter-Brown Auditorium.
“Guys and Dolls” follows the trials and tribulations of a gang of gamblers in New York City, and the women they love. The female leader of the Save-a-Soul Mission unknowingly gets involved in a bet between gamblers, as well as their illegal gambling ring. Meanwhile, the police are looking to catch the gamblers in action.
The production stars Alan Caum as Sky Masterson, Lisa McKnight as Sarah Brown, Michael Truesdail as Nathan Detroit, Libby Bloodgood as Miss Adelaide, Tom Gottko as Nicely-Nicely Johnson, Charlie Cole as Arvide Abernathy, Anthony Curren at Benny Southstreet and Phil Kruk as Big Jule. The show is known for songs including “Fugue for Tinhorns,” “Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat,” “Luck be a Lady” and “Take Back your Mink.”
The show is directed by Tim Benjamin. Michelle Benjamin is the choreographer. Music director is Tom Bloodgood, who is joined by musicians Lou Cicconi, Mark Stephany, Bernie Riley and more in the pit band. Accompanist is Donna Christoffels. Costumes are by Beth Clark.
Times will be at 8 p.m. both Friday and Saturday, plus a 2 p.m. showing also on Saturday. Tickets are $12 adults, $10 seniors, and $8 students, with children five and under free.
This project is made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts’ Decentralization Program, administered locally by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.