Lady Luck Runs Out on “Guys and Dolls”
The remodeling of the Duane Smith Auditorium will not be complete in time for the scheduled opening of Los Alamos Light Opera’s production of “Guys and Dolls,” Friday, February 23.
In keeping with the gambling theme of “Guys and Dolls,” hoping the auditorium would be open in time, LA Light Opera continued to create sets, costume the cast, and rehearse the orchestra, as the “beep-beep” of construction hoists continued in the background. But luck ran out on the guys and the dolls.
Los Alamos Light Opera is evaluating other dates and venues, matched with cast members’ availability.
Check back for more information soon.
Los Alamos Light Opera is hard at work preparing for the opening of its 2018 production of Guys and Dolls, directed by Laurie Tomlinson, with musical direction by Gretchen Amstutz and choreography by Brooke Davis.
Hailed as the “perfect musical comedy,” this award-winning classic, with book by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling and music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, gambles with luck and love under the bright lights of Broadway.
Performance dates are:
Friday and Saturday, February 23 and 24, 2018
Sunday, February 25, 2018
and Friday and Saturday, March 2 and 3, 2018
From the publisher:
Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they’ve been engaged for fourteen years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, and Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown, as a result. Guys and Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong.
Frank Loesser’s brassy, immortal score makes Guys and Dolls a crowd pleaser. The large cast features both a variety of ensemble and star roles.
Starring in Los Alamos Light Opera’s production are:
Jeff Favorite as Nathan Detroit
Elisa Enriquez as Miss Adelaide
Bear Schacht as Sky Masterson
And Joy Reynolds as Sarah Brown
Jim Sicilian revisits Guys and Dolls as Arvide Abernathy. He played Nathan Detroit in the Los Alamos Light Opera’s production in 1980.