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March 8, 2013

Boys and girls become junior ‘Guys & Dolls’

VALDOSTA — Little Actors Theatre believes luck will be a lady with audiences this weekend as it presents the musical “Guys & Dolls Jr.”

The “Jr.” means the show has been adapted for a children’s cast which is perfect for Little Actors Theatre which presents shows for children by children, says LAT Director Diane Tovar.

But audiences should expect plenty they know and love about this famed show of a high-roller’s bet that he can woo a Salvation Army missionary.

“Guys & Dolls Jr.” features the music, lyrics and lines of Frank Loesser, Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. It is a musical adaptation of the New York stories of Damon Runyon.

The Jr. adaptation includes favorite musical numbers such as “Guys & Dolls,” “Follow the Fold,” “Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat,” and most notably, “Luck Be a Lady.”

Audiences will find newcomers and regulars in this young cast. Expect some of the girls to play traditionally male roles, and youngsters of all ages performing the entire ensemble of famed characters from Nicely-Nicely Johnson to Sarah Brown to Harry the Horse to Nathan Detroit to Sky Masterson.

THE CAST: Haylee Johnson Benny, Camden Burrous, Joely Peterman, Emily Criss, Danielle Spivey, Arianna Perry, Gabbie Bradford, Dalemetrius Huff, Alex Cope, Michael Wardle, Chase Cook, Tucker Pope, Catherine Albritton, Church Barnas, Aloura Barnas, Brittany McLeod, Lauren Greer, James Spivey, Will Burrous, Savannah Bell.

DIRECTION, CREW: Diane Tovar, director; Angelia Bell, assistant director, stage manager; Alison Peterman, music director; Raeven Gibson, choreographer; Owen Greer, Lauren Lewis, Kristopher Galeano, lights, sound.

SHOWTIME

Little Actors Theatre presents “Guys & Dolls Jr.”

When: 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 9; 3 p.m. Sunday, March 10.

Where: Valdosta High School Performing Arts Center, 3101 N. Forrest St.

Tickets: (advanced) $6, child; $8, adult; available at the VHS PAC, 5-7:30 p.m. today, from cast members, or call (229) 292-4742. (at the door) $8, child; $10, adult.



 

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