When it opened on Broadway in 1950, Guys and Dolls ran for an astounding 1,200 performances, receiving critical accolades, and winning a slew of awards.
This crowd-pleasing musical comedy was made into a film five years later starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra, and has been revived on stage many times with all-star casts.
The SAC Dramatic Society presented its eye-popping adaptation of Guys and Dolls November 14-17 in Wirth Theatre. William Scoular, Department Head of Drama, has directed more than 25 productions at St. Andrew’s, all of them huge audience hits, and this latest staging is sure to impress and entertain.
Mr. Scoular says Guys and Dolls is the Dramatic Society’s most ambitious production to date, with sets and costumes to rival anything seen on Broadway.
The cast boasted 33 of the School’s most gifted performers, led by Hayden Reneimo as Nathan Detroit, Dylan Tabone as Sky Masterson, Graham Cassar as Harry the Horse, Axel Ravera as Lt. Brannigan, Nova Schmidt as Arvide Abernathy, Alexander Smith as Benny Southstreet, and Alastair Binnendyk as Nicely-Nicely Johnson.
The play is based on the street-smart stories of New York newspaperman, Damon Runyon. His stories, written in the 1920s and ’30s, involved gangsters and gamblers.