Music Theatre West performing an American Classic ‘Guys and Dolls’

It’s an American classic and Music Theatre West’s production of Guys and Dolls opens Thursday, October 9 and continues Friday, Saturday and Monday at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

Co-director and new Music Theatre West executive director Debbie Ditton was a guest on <a href=”http://610kvnu.com/assets/podcaster/328/2014_10_08_328_26634_2867.mp3″ target=”_blank”>KVNU’s Crosstalk program Tuesday.</a> Ditton said the show is set in the 1930’s when hard-betting gangsters and their good-looking gals ruled New York City’s underworld.

She said the toe-tapping tale features Frank Loesser’s unforgettable numbers.

“Songs that most people will know such as ‘Luck Be a Lady Tonight’ and ‘Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat,'” explained Ditton. “There’s just so many great pieces.

“We’ve got men on stage dancing. We’ve got women on stage dancing. The banter and the dialogue is just delightful.”

Ditton said the all-local cast includes Lauren Bowe, Richard Cox, Clifton Richards and Celeste Ballio with choreography by Stephanie White. Tickets for Guys and Dolls at the Ellen Eccles Theatre are available at the ticket office, online and by phone at 752-0026.

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