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, the upright but uptight “mission doll,” out to reform the evildoers of Time Square; Sky Masterson, the slick, high-rolling gambler who woos her on a bet and ends up falling in love; Adelaide, 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, her devoted fiance, 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 cafés of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City.
November 7, 8, and 9, 2013 – Performed at the Pinedale Auditorium
Based on story and characters by Damon Runyon
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser. Licensed by Music Theatre International.
Funding assistance for this show provided by the WAC, NEA, Linn Energy, Sublette Recreation Board, Sublette Community Foundation and Tegeler and Associates and in cooperation with the Pinedale Fine Arts Council and Sublette School District #1.
Mission – Agatha
Angie the Ox
Harry the Horse
Liver Lips Louie
Hot Box Girl
Hot Box Girl – Mimi
Hot Box Girl
Hot Box Girl
Ensemble – MC
Peggy Van Linda
We were very pleased to have Mark Hennessy serving as Director for this production. Mark was born and raised in the NYC metro area, trained at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, and has worked on more than 150 theatrical productions as an actor, director, artistic director and producer in NY, LA, SF and Colorado. Directing credits include such musicals as Godspell, Singin’ in the Rain and Working, and plays ranging from Shakespeare (The Merry Wives of Windsor) to Shanley (Doubt). Mark is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and EQUITY.
Jason Celaya, Choreographer, has been working in the dance industry for over 20 years. He received most of his training at Center Stage Performing Arts Studios in Utah and passionately studied all dance styles, from hip hop to jazz, to ballroom. His dancing has taken him all over the world, and most recently, he danced for Donny Osmond for his new music video, “Soldier of Love”. He danced in and choreographed music videos for the Pink Stilettos, Alex Boye, and Shaun Cannon. He danced professionally for 5 years with Origins Dance Company, and has collaborated with Odyssey Dance Theater, and even won a world ballroom dance title in Blackpool England.
Wendy Larson, Conductor, grew up in Pueblo, Colorado and earned a Bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Northern Colorado and a Master of Arts degree from Truman State University. She studied conducting at the Peter the Great Music Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia, the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Canada, and the Royal Academy of Music in London. She was the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Symphony in the Valley in Glenwood Springs, Colorado and has conducted over twenty musicals for Aspen Community Theater including Music Man, Sound of Music, Guys and Dolls, Fiddler on the Roof, and Man of La Mancha to name a few
Doug Vogel, Lighting Designer/Master Electrician, has impressive credits on stage as well as film and television, including “Fulbber”, “Nash Bridges”, “Starship Troopers”, “Dr. Doolittle”, and also the Joffrey Ballet. Doug has recently retired from the Intenational Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, and proudly operates Shadow Mountain Lighting in Jackson, Wyoming.