Justin Boccitto directs and choreographs the production, featuring Broadway veterans Amanda Lea LaVergne, C.K. Edwards, Lauralyn McClelland, and Robert Anthony Jones

Connecticut’s Sharon Playhouse opens its production of Guys and Dolls July 29 in the Bobbie Olsen Theater.  Performances continue through August 14.

Starring are Broadway veterans Amanda Lea LaVergne (Annie, Grease) as Sarah Brown, C.K. Edwards (Shuffle Along, After Midnight) as Sky Masterson, Lauralyn McClelland (My Fair Lady, SpongeBob)  as Miss Adelaide, and Robert Anthony Jones (Finding Neverland) as Nathan Detroit.

The rest of the cast features the talents of Joshua Spencer (Nicely-Nicely Johnson), Dom Giovanni (Benny Southstreet), Payton Turpin (Arvide Abernathy), David Fanning (Big Jule), John Champion (Lt. Brannigan), Emily Soell (General Cartwright), Nicholas J. Reese (Rusty Charlie), Evan Lennon (Harry the Horse), TJ Kubler (Joey Biltmore/Society Max), Vincent Law (Angie the Ox), Michelle Lemon (Mimi), Danielle Jackman (Vernon), Stephanie Eve Parker (Ferguson), Mackenzie Farrell (Allison/Agatha), and TJ Swetz (swing). 

Guys and Dolls is based on a story and characters of Damon Runyon.  Its music and lyrics are by Frank Loesser, with a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows.

The creative team includes director/choreographer Justin Boccitto, music director Jacob Carll, associate choreographer Dani Champagne, technical director Thomas P. Swetz, scenic artist Karla Woodworth, sound designer Daryl Bornstein, lighting designer Jamie Roderick, costume designers Michael Bottari and Ronald Case, wig designer Kurt Alger, wardrobe supervisor Kathleen DeAngelis, and company manager Sarah Cuoco.  Casey Cook serves as production stage manager, with Jordan Cowan as assistant stage manager and intimacy consultant.  The production is produced by Sharon Playhouse Interim Artistic Director Justin Boccitto and Associate Artistic Director Michael Kevin Baldwin.  
For tickets and more information visit www.sharonplayhouse.org.

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