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Guys and Dolls
One of the all-time BEST musicals presented LIVE
“in concert” by your FAVORITE local MUSICAL theatre
company. A live ORCHESTRA and DOZENS of singers bring
you such UNFORGETTABLE classics as: Luck Be A Lady,
If I Were A Bell, Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat,
Take Back Your Mink, Bushel and a Peck,
and many, many more...

Friday, September 28
Saturday, September 29

7:30 PM

Sunday, September 30
2:00 PM
Guys and Dolls
In Concert



CONCERT VERSION
A Musical Fable of Broadway
Based on a story and characters by
Damon Runyon

Music and Lyrics by
Frank Loesser

Book by
Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows

Produced by
Steve Josephson

Directed by

Meredith Hubbard

Musical Direction by
Rachel Green

Choreographed by
Carrie Woodson


Starring:
Erin Farrell, Jeffery Glover, Amy Hitchcock,
Scott Ruiz, James C. Mulligan, Perry Shields,
Tom Keyes, David Dearing and Frank Martinelli



Featuring:
Sheila Bialka, Joel Breding, Elsie Cahan,
Carol David, Shelly Ellman, David Epstein,

Gail Floor, Sherri Glover, Jason Wesley Green,
Donna Jackson, Heather Jackson, Pat Kollenda,
Barbara Lipow, Kerry Melachouris, Bette Ring
and Barbara Wordes
Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, this oddball romantic comedy - considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy – soars with the spirit of Broadway as it introduces us to a cast of vivid characters who have become legends in the canon: SARAH BROWN (Erin Farrell), the upright but uptight "mission doll," out to reform the evildoers of Time Square; SKY MASTERSON (Jeffery Glover), the slick, high-rolling gambler who woos her on a bet and ends up falling in love; ADELAIDE (Amy Hitchcock), the chronically ill nightclub performer whose condition is brought on by the fact she's been engaged to the same man for 14 years; and NATHAN DETROIT (Scott Ruiz), her devoted fiancé, desperate as always to find a spot for his infamous floating crap game.

Everything works out in the end, thanks to the machinations of Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling's hilarious, fast-paced book and Frank Loesser's bright, brassy, immortal score, which takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City.

Stage Manager
Colleen Coombs

Audio Engineer
Tarra Guy

Lighting Design by
Stuart Fabel

Production Coordinator
Tom Keyes

Light Board Operator
Marianne Van Haastere

Follow Spot Operator
Mark Brueggemann

Sponsored by
The Old Pros

 Clubhouse Three Auditorium, Laguna Woods, CA
Fri., Sept. 28, 2007 - 7:30 PM
Sat., Sept. 29, 2007 - 7:30 PM
Sun.,Sept. 30, 2007 - 2:00 PM
Adult
$15
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Clubhouse Three Auditorium  Laguna Woods, CA
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CAST OF CHARACTERS
(in order of appearance)
Narrator / Lt. Brannigan ......... Perry Shields
Nicely-Nicely Johnson ............ James C.  Mulligan
Benny Southstreet ................ Tom Keyes
Harry the Horse .................... Frank Martinelli
Sarah Brown ........................ Erin Farrell
Arvide Abernathy .................. David Dearing
Agatha / Martha .................... Elsie Cahan
Nathan Detroit ..................... Scott Ruiz
Sky Masterson ...................... Jeffery Glover
Miss Adelaide ....................... Amy Hitchcock
Hot Box Girls ....................... Sherri Glover
........................................ Heather Jackson
........................................ Kerry Melachouris
Society Max / Big Jule ............. Jason Wesley Green
General Matilda B. Cartwright ... Pat Kollenda
Ensemble ........................... Sheila Bialka
........................................ Joel Breding
........................................ Carol David
........................................ Shelly Ellman
........................................ David Epstein
........................................ Gail Floor
........................................ Donna Jackson
........................................ Barbara Lipow
........................................ Bette Ring
........................................ Barbara Wordes


MUSICAL NUMBERS
ACT I
Overture ............................... Orchestra
Fugue for Tinhorns ................... Nicely, Benny and Harry
Follow the Fold ....................... Sarah and Mission Band
The Oldest Established .............. Nathan, Nicely, Benny and Crapshooters ....
Follow the Fold (reprise) ............ Sarah and Mission Band
I'll Know ............................... Sarah and Sky
A Bushel and a Peck .................. Adelaide and Hot Box Girls
Adelaide's Lament .................... Adelaide
Guys and Dolls ........................ Nicely and Benny
If I Were a Bell ........................ Sarah
My Time of Day ....................... Sky
I've Never Been in Love Before ...... Sky and Sarah

~Intermission~

ACT II
Entr'acte ................................ Orchestra
Take Back Your Mink .................. Adelaide and Hot Box Girls ......................
Adelaide's Second Lament ............ Adelaide
More I Cannot Wish You .............. Arvide
Luck Be a Lady ......................... Sky and Crapshooters
Sue Me .................................. Adelaide and Nathan
Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat ... Nicely and Ensemble
Marry the Man Today ................. Adelaide and Sarah
Guys and Dolls (reprise) .............. Company

COMPANY BIOGRAPHIES

ERIN FARRELL (Sarah Brown) Erin is excited to be back in Orange County revisiting one of her favorite shows!  A Los Angeles native and University of Michigan graduate with her BFA in acting, Erin has worked at regional theatres around the country.  She has appeared in Crazy for You, The Laramie Project, Sunday in the Park with George, Crimes of the Heart and Annie Get Your Gun. She next appears in Nunsense at the Torrance Theatre Company (November 2-11). Erin also teaches for Starlight Productions, a non-profit Children's Theatre in Torrance and is a frequent director, choreographer and fight choreographer.

JEFFERY GLOVER (Sky Masterson) Jeffery is thrilled to be in Guys & Dolls again having previously played Nicely-Nicely Johnson. Jeffery was last seen on stage in the Torrance Theater Company's production of Grease, in the dual roles of Vince Fontaine and the Teen Angel. Favorite roles include Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar, Bill Sykes in Oliver, Miles Gloriosus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Cliff in Cabaret, Billy Crocker in Anything Goes, Pharaoh in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and any show that includes Jason Wesley Green!

AMY HITCHCOCK (Miss Adelaide) Amy performed most recently in the European premiere of Sordid Lives at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. Other credits include Hot ' n’ Cole, Meet Me in St. Louis, Company, Quilters, 42nd Street, Follies, Anything Goes, Steel Magnolias, Macbeth, Never In My Lifetime and Blood Wedding.

SCOTT RUIZ (Nathan Detroit) Scott is a son, a brother, a father and a husband who loves to entertain more than just about anything.  He's been doing it long enough to know when it's fun and right and this concert production of Guys and Dolls is fun and definitely right. This is Scott's debut with Gallimaufry.  Thanks to Jason Wesley Green and to Meredith Woodson-Hubbard for giving him this opportunity.

JAMES C.  MULLIGAN (Nicely-Nicely) James is making his Gallimaufry debut.  Favorite roles include Huck in Big River, Wolf/Prince in Into the Woods, Perchik in Fiddler on the Roof, Capt. Von Trapp in The Sound of Music, Jeff Moss in Bells are Ringing, Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha, Frederic in Pirates of Penzance, El Gallo in The Fantasticks, The Prince in Cinderella and Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors. Broadway in Concert productions include Sweeney Todd and, most recently, South Pacific at the Hollywood Bowl.  His favorite production to date is Sawyer, his rambunctious two year old, co-produced by his leading doll, Melody.

PERRY SHIELDS (Narrator / Lt. Brannigan) Perry has over 70 shows to his credit as actor, musician, and director. He has been seen in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), as Felix in The Odd Couple, Waldgrave in The Nerd, Pellinore in Camelot, and Lt. Schrank in West Side Story, Harold Hill in The Music Man and Fagin in Oliver.  On video, he played Jack Pierce in Jack Pierce: The Man Behind the Monsters and Quasimodo in A Tribute to Lon Chaney.  Thanks to his wife Cindy, and two loving children, Craig and Kimmy, for always supporting him.

TOM KEYES (Benny Southstreet) Tom was last seen in Gallimaufry's Hot n' Cole, and has also appeared in Carousel, Meet Me In St. Louis, South Pacific, and 42nd Street. Tom's performances are always dedicated to his wonderfully supportive family who remind him not be content with the Olive when he could have the Tree.

DAVID DEARING (Arvide Abernathy) David has been involved in theater as a producer, director and actor. A retired English teacher, David took two of his students’ plays to London as part of a theatrical exchange. He has also appeared in productions of Godspell and Fiddler on the Roof and most recently, in the role of Guts Regan in the Laguna Woods Theater Guild Production of The Night of January 16th.

FRANK MARTINELLI (Harry the Horse) Frank has been performing in theatre in Southern California for the last 7 years.  Let's shoot crap!

JASON WESLEY GREEN (Society Max/Big Jule) Jason has been acting for 21 years on stages throughout Southern California and has previously appeared in Guys and Dolls more than any other show he has done. Having been Harry "the Horse", and Nathan Detroit he now plays Big Jule under the baton of his beautiful wife Rachel who is carrying his first child, Madeleine, due at the end of December this year. The real reason he came here however is to shoot Crap! Soooo, let's shoot Crap!

PAT KOLLENDA (General Matilda B. Cartwright)

ELSIE CAHAN (Agatha/Martha) Else is delighted to sing and play with Gallimaufry Performing Arts once again.  Else was last seen in Gallimaufry's production of South Pacific and Meet Me in St. Louis.

SHERRI GLOVER (Hot Box Girl) is excited (and a little nervous) to be performing in her very first musical since high school! She would like to thank Rachel, Meredith, and her husband Jeffery, for talking her into joining the cast!

KERRY MELACHOURIS (Hot Box Girl) Kerry is thrilled to be making her debut performance with Gallimaufry. Some of Kerry's favorite roles are the Nurse in Romeo and Juliet, the Rabbit in The Wind in the Willows, Smitty in Play On, and Heather Lamb in Working. Kerry has also performed with SCLO in The Sound of Music and The Wizard of Oz. Kerry holds a BA from Cal State Long Beach in theatre arts.

HEATHER JACKSON (Hot Box Girl) Heather is pleased to be making her Gallimaufry debut with Guys and Dolls.  She is a freshman at Cal State Fullerton and a graduate of the Orange County High School of the Arts.  Past Credits include: Andrea in Once on this Island, Wardrobe in Beauty and the Beast, Miss Hannigan in Annie, and Rosalia in West Side Story.  She is very excited to be sharing the stage with her mother- Donna.

JOEL BREDING (Vocal Ensemble) This North Dakota native's first time on stage before an audience of any size since being a winner in a state oratorical contest in high school. Joel's the father of 5 and retired from a long career in Human Resources and is now a piano technician and semi-professional piano player.

CAROL DAVID (Vocal Ensemble) Carol is glad to join Gallimaufry again after appearing in South Pacific and Meet Me in St. Louis.

SHELLY ELLMAN (Vocal Ensemble) Shelly is delighted to be appearing in her first Gallimaufry production.  She is a member of the Old Pros and has appeared in several Theater Guild shows including Trip Fever, Bent and Broken Broadway and Stage Door Canteen.  Shelly is also a member of the Village Chorale of Laguna Woods.

DAVID EPSTEIN (Vocal Ensemble) David is a Laguna Beach lawyer who last was on stage in a senior class comedy (in a dress) in 1959.  For the last few years he's been singing with Lagunatunes chorus. Before that, he sang mostly in the car.

GAIL FLOOR (Vocal Ensemble) Gail's theatre credits include Long Beach Civic Light Opera productions of Carousel, Oklahoma, Gypsy, and Desert Song, Orange Coast College's Sound of Music, Huntington Beach Playhouse's Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. She has also performed with the Schola Cantorum at Long Beach City College, the Saddleback Master Chorale and as a violinist for the last seventeen years with the South Coast Symphony Orchestra.

BARBARA LIPOW (Vocal Ensemble) Barbara has appeared in numerous Laguna Woods Theatre Guild and Old Pro's productions including Razzle Dazzle Romp, Stage Door Canteen, Bent and Broken Broadway, Reunion and Trip Fever. She has also performed with The Forever Young Dancers of Arizona. When not performing, Barbara is a Realtor™ in Laguna Woods Village.

BARBARA WORDES (Vocal Ensemble) Barbara's singing career has included working the Catskills, singing with Big Bands, and as a member of The Four Clefs. In the theater, she has appeared in Follies and as The Giant in Into the Woods.

MEREDITH HUBBARD (Director) returns to Gallimaufry after directing a successful production of South Pacific and various productions for Gallimaufry's for-hire vocal performance group, Ridiculous Medley.  As a performer in regional theaters and corporate venues for over 20 years throughout Southern California, some favorite roles include Lady Jacquie in Me and My Girl, Housewife in Working, and Claire de Loone in On The Town.  Meredith has been heard as back-up singer for the late Tony Award winner, Nell Carter, has performed for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and Toho-Geno Productions in Japan and her vocals can be heard on recording projects for Warner Brothers, Quantum Productions and various other studio works.

RACHEL PFEIFER GREEN (Musical Director) Rachel has been involved in Orange County musical theater for almost twenty years. She has been the musical director for Into the Woods, The Fantasticks, Beehive, and Swingtime Canteen. She also wrote the music and acted as musical director for a youth production of the original work A Midsummer Night’s Dream – The Musical published by Eldridge Publishing. On stage Rachel has played Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls opposite her real-life leading man – her husband Jason. She has also appeared as Charlotte Malcolm in A Little Night Music, Abigail Adams in 1776, Sarah in Company, Cinderella in Into the Woods, Maria in The Sound of Music, Luisa in The Fantasticks and as the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Rachel runs her own private voice and piano studio in Orange County.

CARRIE WOODSON (Choreographer) Carrie Woodson has appeared in Brigadoon and Oklahoma as well as numerous concert and musical productions and has toured nationally and internationally with California State University Fullerton's Dance Repertory Theatre Company and graduated from CSF with a BA in dance.  Carrie received her MA in dance from California State University Long Beach where she studied under Sharon Kinney, Susan McLain, and Loretta Livingston. She has also been a dance performer for the Disneyland Resort and Chapman University and been a dancer/assistant choreographer for the Crystal Cathedral's Glory of Christmas.

COLLEEN “CC” COOMBS (Stage Manager) CC is once again behind the scenes ‘playing’ stage manager, which she loves!  She appeared in last years Gallimaufry production of South Pacific as a nurse. In addition she has appeared as both the Widow Douglas and Judith Loftus in Huckleberry Finn, Mama Maddelena in Nine, Amanda McKenney in Working and Sister Mary Amnesia in a revue of Nunsense.

STUART FABEL (Lighting Designer) Stuart is currently the lighting designer at the Annenberg Theatre in Palm Springs. Stuart is also a resident designer at the Palm Canyon Theatre in Palm Springs where he has designed The Full Monty, 42nd Street, Hair, Westside Story, Guys and Dolls, Cabaret, A Few Good Men, Sweeny Todd, Singin’ in The Rain, and Steve Martin's Picasso at the Lapine Agile. Stuart has been the resident lighting designer for Gallimaufry Performing Arts for over a year; his designs have included The Jungle Book, Harlem Renaissance, Hot 'n' Cole, Best of Broadway II & III, Meet Me in St. Louis, South Pacific in concert and Sordid Lives (both productions). He has also been the Lighting Designer for the Key Club at Morongo Casino, where he has done lights for numerous acts; James Brown, The Wreckers (Jessica Harp & Michelle Branch), Echo and the Bunnymen, Joan Jett, The Misfits, The Damned, Berlin and Snoop Dogg. Projects at CVHS with the students for the last 4 years, included Grease, 12 Angry Men, Footloose, and A Salute to the Troops, a USO style show with the high schools.

MARIANNE VAN HAASTERE (Light Board Opertator)
MARK BRUEGGEMANN (Follow Spot Operator) Long-time Laguna resident, and “Usual Suspect” at Gallimaufry events, Mark made his premiere "onstage" performance in Gallimaufry's production of Sordid Lives and was seen this past spring in their production of Six Degrees of Separation. Mark has had more experience, however, working behind the scenes with stage lighting. Mark is in Marketing and PR and is an Automotive Industry Spokesperson for clients such as Kelly Bluebook, J.D.Powers and Associates and Auto Lab. He is also a frequent guest host on Road and Track radio, and can be seen on a segment of the reality televison show Faking It as a judge.