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Guys and Dolls at The Arts Theatre - Review

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by Stacey Canavan (subscribe)
I'm a 28 year old female Senior Reporter for Weekend Notes. I Graduated from A Bachelor of Journalism at The University of South Australia in 2013 & completed my Diploma in Photography
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The Gilbert & Sullivan Society
The Gilbert and Sullivan Society presents 'Guys & Dolls' a musical based on the 1955 romantic comedy film of the same name. The show will premiere at the Arts Theatre on October 1st playing until October 10th. Set in New York City in the mid-20th century, "Guys and Dolls" is populated with gangsters and gamblers, missionary dolls and scantily clad showgirls.

Musically Directed by Martin Cheney with music and lyrics by Frank Loeser, Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows and choreographed by Kerry Hauber. The story begins with Nathan Detroit (Brendan Cooney) and his girlfriend Miss Adelaide (Jeri Williams) who have been dating for 14 years, but have no plans to get engaged. Miss Adelaide wants a husband, white picket fence and a baby while Nathan wants to gamble and is looking for a place to host a big craps game. When the perfect location becomes available Nathan needs to come up with $1000 to pay for it and make sure Adelaide doesn't find out.

The show features all the songs from the movie but standout moments were Miss Adelaide (Jeri Williams) singing a 'Bushel and a Peck' this was just beautiful to watch and the boys rendition of 'Luck be a Lady' it had the crowd cheering on opening night.

Jason Benson who played Sky Masterson did such an amazing job and was perfect for his character. Sophia Bubner who played Sister Sarah Brown has an incredible singing voice and was meant to be on a stage. From the first two songs i knew it was going to be a great representation of Guys & Dolls.

Nicholas Bishop who played Nicely Nicely Johnson did a great job, he was funny to watch and had an incredible singing voice. Other stand out performers were Brendan Cooney who played Nathan Detroit, Linda Ellis who played General Cartwright and Raymond Cullen who played Benny Southstreet.

As the story progresses Nathan bets Sky Masterson (Jason Bensen) $1000 that he cannot persuade Sister Sarah Brown (Sophia Bubner) to accompany him on a trip to Cuba. knowing Sarah will decline he sees an easy $1000, but Sarah agrees in exchange people have to join her mission.

Starring: Brendan Cooney as Nathan Detroit, Jason Bensen as Sky Masterson, Sophia Bubner as Sister Sarah Brown, Jeri Williams as Miss Adelaide, Nicholas Bishop as Nicely Nicely Johnson, Tim Blackshaw as Lt. Brannigan, Raymond Cullen as Benny Southstreet, Robert Drusetta as Big Jule and many more.

Don't miss your chance to see this musical come to life.

When
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th October 7:30pm
4th October 4.00pm
3rd & 10th October 1:30pm

Cost
Adult $38, Concession $33, Child $25, Family $105, Member & Group $30

Tickets are now on sale via www.gandssa.com.au or they can be purchased by calling Paula on 8447 7239.
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Why? Musical Theatre
When: Oct 1st - 10th 2015
Where: The Arts Theatre
Cost: $20-$38
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