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Guys and Dolls

May 19 @ 8:00 pm - May 20 @ 11:00 pm

Dare to Defy Productions will be bringing the classic Guys and Dolls to the magnificent Victoria Theatre, for one weekend only May 19, 2017- May 20, 2017.

GUYS AND DOLLS IS A SURE BET FOR FUN Dare to Defy Productions evokes the dazzle of New York City and the sizzle of Havana, Cuba, with “Guys and Dolls,” the final show of their 2016-2017 season. The musical comedy brings to life a mix of gamblers, gangsters and gutsy gals inspired by the short stories of Damon Runyon. Rolling the dice is the vice of choice for Nathan Detroit (David McKibben). He has big spenders ready to join his latest illegal craps game, but he’s having trouble arranging a safe location—and finding the money to pay for it. So he taps Sky Masterson (Brian Hupp), a man who’s known for his willingness to gamble on anything and everything. Their $1000 bet: Sky has to get prim and pious do-gooder Sarah Brown (Esther Hyland) to go with him on a jaunt to Havana. Nathan certainly likes the odds; after all, he’s kept his own fiancée, Miss Adelaide (Danielle Kubasky), waiting for their trip to the altar for 14 years! As Sarah and her colleagues search for sinners to reform, Nathan keeps looking to make his big score and Sky comes to find that love just may be the biggest gamble of all. “It’s been called the quintessential Broadway musical. The energy just never lets up.” Part of that electric vibe comes from the way the show highlights the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple. “The city is almost alive,” says Leavitt, “and its pulse is as strong at four o’clock in the morning—Sky’s time of day, according to Sarah—as it is at noon. Plus the songs in the show are all classics, from the opening ‘Fugue for Tinhorns’ through ‘A Bushel and a Peck’ and ‘Luck Be a Lady’ to a jump-out-of-your-seat showstopper, ‘Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat.’ ” The show offers a glimpse of New Yorkers from a bygone era. Based on the Broadway-set stories of Damon Runyon—who fittingly enough was born in Manhattan (though Manhattan, Kansas)—“Guys and Dolls” captures his unique voice and outlook. So try your luck with these glib and glamorous “Guys and Dolls.” Dare to Defy Productions presents the musical “Guys & Dolls” May 19, 2017 at 8 PM and May 20, 2017 at 2 PM and 8 PM at the Victoria Theatre

Visit Ticket Center Stage, go to or call the box office 937-228-3630, for tickets. Senior, military and student discounts are available.

Cast List
Character Actor
Sky Masterson Brian Hupp
Nathan Detroit David McKibban
Adelaide Danielle Kubasky
Sarah Brown Esther Hyland
Nicely Nicely Johnson Bobby Mitchum
Benny Southstreet Alan Ruddy
Arvide Abernathy Ted Eltzroth
Rusty Charlie Brennan Paulin
Harry the Horse Marty Hoeschelter
Big Jule TC Schreier
Lt Brannigan Skyler McNeely
General Matilda B. Cartwright Angie Thacker
Angie the Ox C.J. Suchtya
Brandy-Bottle Bates Jamal Cann
Hot Box/Mimi/Featured Dancer Lisa Glover
Agatha/Ensemble Cheryl Kayser
Martha/Ensemble Natalie Sanders
Corporal/Gangster/Featured Dancer Brett Norgaard
Gansgter/Featured Dancer Andre Tomlinson
Gangster/Featured Crap Shooter and Dancer Naman Clark
Hot Box/Featured Dancer Brooke Hardin
Hot Box/Featured Dancer Danielle Bessler
Gangster/Featured Dancer Darius Fincher
Gangster/Featured Dancer David Baker
Hot Box/Featured Dancer Jessi Stark
Gangster/Featured Dancer Jontay Brown
Hot Box/Featured Dancer Lauren Everett
Hot Box/Featured Dancer Lauren Kampman
Hot Box/Featured Dancer Logan Hylinski
Salvation Army/Ensemble Mackensie King
Hot Box/Featured Dancer Samantha Creech
Salvation Army/Ensemble Sherry Fox
Gangster/Featured Dancer Tre Tolbert
Gangster/Featured Dancer William Boatwright

Director Becki Norgaard
Assistant Director Lauren Rodgers
Music Director Lorri Topping
Pianist Nick Gavin
Stage Manager Dionne Meyer
Assistant Stage Manager Jordan Norgaard
Lighting and Set Design Derryck Menard
Costumes Olivia Dakin
Production Assistant Amy Dakin

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May 19 @ 8:00 pm
May 20 @ 11:00 pm


Dare to Defy Productions
427 Washington Street
Dayton, OH 45403 United States