News from the UTAH SHAKESPEARE Festival: Guys and Dolls Edition
July 27, 2017 — Cedar City, Utah
Josh Durfey (left) as Benny Southstreet, Brandon Burk as Rusty Charlie, and Redge Palmer as Nicely-Nicely Johnson.
Guys and Dolls Edition
A scene from Guys and Dolls.
"A SMART AND SASSY PRODUCTION"
Barbara Bannon from the Salt Lake Tribune says Guys and Dolls is not just "smart and sassy," but "a brightly wrapped present." Carol Cling of the Las Vegas Review-Journal says it's "sassy and brassy" and "pulsating with energy, neon lights, schemers, and dreamers." We think it's all these things, plus a musical you shouldn't miss. So, hurry. Choose your seats and join in the fun.
The musical Guys and Dolls, running at the Utah Shakespeare Festival through September 1, rocked the world on its debut and nearly every reboot since. Because of that illustrious history, it’s not always easy to take on this celebrated oldie, but director Peter Rothstein, new at the Festival this year, has met the challenge.
Quinn Mattfeld (left) as Nathan Detroit and Brian Vaughn as Sky Masterson.
VIDEO: SEE WHY GUYS AND DOLLS IS A HIT
Enjoy this short video of Guys and Dollsand get an idea about what all the excitement is about. The video is about two minutes in length and full of the color, dancing, music, and guys and their dolls that are making the play a hit this summer with Festival audiences.
Alexandra Zorn (left) as Sarah Brown and Melinda Parrett as Miss Adelaide.
LEARN MORE BEFORE YOU LEAVE HOME
Our daily play orientations are a great way to learn more about the play once you are in Cedar City. But what if you just can't get to the Guys and Dolls orientation or you would rather learn before you leave home? Well, that's why we created our online orientations. This short introduction to Guys and Dolls is just the ticket to get you ready for this fast moving, brightly colored musical.
Alexandra Zorn (left) as Sarah Brown and Brian Vaughn as Sky Masterson.
FIVE SONGS YOU WILL WANT TO REMEMBER
It has happened to all of us. We are listening to a fun song on the radio as we are driving, singing along as we take a left turn. A friend in the passenger seat says, “Did you know this is from Guys and Dolls?” And we say, “No it’s not.” Your friend says, “Yes it is.” The argument continues until we realize, in the end, that our friend is right.