Guys and Dolls opens October 29 at Connecticut's A Contemporary Theatre (ACT), following the beginning of previews October 27 for a run through November 20. The Tony-winning musical launches the regional theatre's 2022-23 season.
Starring are Matt Faucher (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) as Sky Masterson, Katherine Riddle (She Loves Me) as Sarah Brown, Phil Sloves (Spongebob Squarepants) as Nathan Detroit, and Donna Vivino (Wicked) as Miss Adelaide. They lead the cast as two couples with unlikely romances in New York City.
Rounding out the cast are Michael Boland, Izzy Figueroa, Jeff Gurner, Victor Hernandez, Luis Herrera, Rebecca Hoodwin, Michael McGuirk, Val Moranto, Parker Aimone, Michelle Arotsky, Les Gibbs, Jasmine Gobourne, Alex Hartman, Marlena López Hilderley, Jorie Janeway, Georgia Monroe, Cody Ray, Michael Santomassimo, John Viso, and Richard Westfahl.
Grammy nominee Daniel C. Levine, artistic director of the regional theatre, directs the production. The creative team includes choreographer Sara Brians, music director Jeffrey Campos, Grammy-nominated music supervisor Bryan Perri, scenic designer Jack Mehler, costume coordinator Claudia Stefany, lighting designer Chris Chambers, and sound designer Don Hanna.
Inspired by Damon Runyon's short stories, the musical features music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and a book penned by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. Songs include "Luck Be a Lady," "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat," and “I’ve Never Been In Love Before.” Guys and Dolls made its Broadway debut November 24, 1950, won the Tony Award for Best Musical, and ran for over three years.