Guys and Dolls

1988.2 - Guys and DollsGeorge Jenkins Theatre : October 1988

 

Brief Synopsis:

Guys and Dolls is a musical romantic comedy involving the unlikeliest of Manhattan pairings: a high-rolling gambler and a puritanical missionary, a showgirl dreaming of the straight-and-narrow and a crap game manager who is anything but. Set in the Manhattan of Damon Runyon’s short stories, Guys and Dolls tells of con-man Nathan Detroit’s efforts to find new life for his illegal, but notorious, crap game. When their trusty venue is found out by the police, Nathan has to find a new home for his crap game quickly – but he doesn’t have the dough to secure the one location he finds. Enter Sky Masterson, a high-rolling gambler willing to take on any honest bet with a high enough reward attached. Nathan bets Sky that he can’t take the “doll” of Nathan’s choosing to Havana, Cuba with him on a date. When Sky agrees to the bet, Nathan chooses uptight Evangelist Sergeant Sarah Brown, head of Broadway’s Save-a-Soul Mission. Sky thinks he’s been duped, but he’s in for even more of a surprise when his efforts to woo Sarah are so successful that he falls in love with her himself! Guys and Dolls takes us from bustle of Times Square to the dance clubs of Havana to the sewers of New York City as it demonstrates the great lengths to which a guy will go when he truly falls in love with a “doll.”

 

 

 

 

Production Team
Director Barry Woodford
Musical Director Bob Bilsborough
Choreographer Wendy Hodges
Production Co-ordinator Alberto Salvato
Stage Director Mike Smith
Stage Manager Andrew Ford
Costume Design Brett Wingfield
Set Design Alberto Salvato
Neil Shilton
Lighting Director John McCormack
Scenic Artist Pat Morton
Backstage Crew Dean Bingham
Alex Beaney
Travis Quinn
Nick Ford
Todd Martin
Alex McNeilly
Micky Tong
Steve Riley
Graham McDougall
Sarah Saffrey
Alberto Salvato
Sue Salvato
Kim Mayer
Lighting Assistants Judi McCormack
Trevor Dixon
Graham McDougall
Tonya McDougall
Ron Gavin
Set Construction & Painting Frank Hamill
Properties Faye Hammill
Lesley Hill
Properties Construction Neil Shilton
Costume Assistants Joan Pearson
Lindy McCann
Sue Salvato
Jean Riley
Rehearsal Pianist Ross Gairn
Ballet Captain Terrie Wayside
Tickets Greta Thorp
Advance Bookings Sue Dyer
Arch Dyer
Front of House Elvie Mead
Gala Night Management Sue Salvato
Make Up Paula Banfield
Chris Davies
Program Neil Fuller
Norm Hocking
Publicity Rick Thorp
Photographer Rob Hamer
Auditions Secretary Chris Fredrikson
Rehearsal Refreshments Margaret Weighall
Librarian Monica Toussaint
Conductor Bob Bilsborough
Strings Valda Field
Anne Beruldsen
Doris Boyce
Heather Birrell
Ron Sullivan
Diana Cosby
Malcolm Boag
Reeds Barry Fletcher
Michael Turner
Brass Ross Paxton
Brad Inman
Neil Hodgson
Percussion Rhonda Fletcher
Piano Ross Gairn
Cast
Nicely Nicely Johnson Norman Hocking
Benny Southstreet Frank Cinaglia
Rusty Charlie Michael Nash
Sarah Brown Sharon Parnaby
Arvide Abernathy Neil Shilton
Harry the Horse Bill McNeilly
Lieutenant Brannigan Rick Thorp
Nathan Detroit John Langman
Angie the Ox Shaun Harper
Miss Adelaide Muffy Erdstein
Sky Masterson Damien Jones
Joey Biltmore Roy Thompson
Mimi Michaela Salvato
General Cartwright Margaret Shilton
Big Jule Roy Thompson
Waiters Brent Casey
Brett Young
Guys Fred Birkinshaw
Brent Casey
Luke Draper
Neil Fuller
Shaun Harper
Mark Loft
Alex McGuiness
Allan Paul
John Rault
Daryl Stevenson
Brett Young
Hot Box Dancers Tracy Campbell
Lee-Anne Illingworth
Kerri Jones
Brenda Kerr
Yvonne McGuiness
Michaela Salvato
Monica Toussaint
Terrie Wayside
 Dolls Alison Crawford
Jean Garside
Narelle Hope
Lyn Hudson
Margaret Krohnje
Stephanie Langman
Marion Mournian
Janette Patton
Domonique Traube