Guys and Dolls

November 2019

November 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24
Fri/Sat @ 8:15pm | Sun @ 2:00pm

Music/Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Book by Abe Burrows, Jo Swerling
Directed by Craig Pettinati
Music Direction by Matthew Dohm
Based on The Idyll of Sarah Brown and characters by Damon Runyon

Set in Depression-era Times Square, Guys and Dolls is about a couple of big city gamblers and the women who love them. It tells the overlapping stories of high-roller Sky Masterson, who falls in love with mission worker Sarah Brown, and lovable rapscallion Nathan Detroit, engaged for 14 years to Miss Adelaide, a headliner at the Hot Box Club. Nathan runs a famous floating crap game, and an ongoing plot line involves his quest for a safe place for the game as Adelaide continues her quest to convince him to marry her. Meanwhile, Sarah, mistakenly believing that Sky set up an illegal game at the mission, tries to fight her affection for the charismatic crapshooter.

Kensington Town Hall / Armory
3710 Mitchell Street, Kensington, MD 20895

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Sarah Jane Bookter (Hot Box Dancer, Martha) is thrilled to be performing in her third show with KAT! She is from Columbia, MD and just completed her senior year at American University. Favorite roles include Sally Bowles in Cabaret (KAT), Ilse in Spring Awakening (Howard CC), Linza in Magic Under Glass (CCTA), and Candy in Zombie Prom (Wilde Lake HS). She would like to thank her friends and family for supporting her throughout this process, as well as the entire cast, crew, and production team. Enjoy the show!
Jeff Breslow (Nathan Detroit) is returning to KAT after having previously appeared as Charles Guiteau (Assassins), Caldwell B. Cladwell (Urinetown) and Narrator/Dr. Scott (The Rocky Horror Show). Other prior roles include Vice Principal Panch (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; MCP), Professor Callahan (Legally Blonde; RCP) and Vernon Hines (The Pajama Game; RMT). Much love to Amie for putting up with his crazy rehearsal schedule, J for sometimes tagging along, and to H, J, A, W and P, just because.
Tyrone Brown Jr (Liver Lips Louie, Waiter, Bartender) is excited to make his debut with KAT. A native of Chesapeake,VA, with a Bachelors degree from Norfolk State University where he started pursuing acting. He has been seen in shows including Jesus Christ Superstar, Dreamgirls, The Brother Size, Black Nativity, Lady day at Emerson Bar and Grill and Road Less Travel.
Jordan Clifford (Sky Masterson) is excited to return to KAT, previously appearing as Cousin Kevin in The Who’s Tommy and directing A Christmas Carol at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn. He most recently played Moonface Martin in Anything Goes (RMT). Other credits include El Gallo in The Fantasticks (Valley Playhouse), James Keller in The Miracle Worker (RLT), and Ensemble in RMT’s productions of Dogfight and Shrek. Jordan has a BA in Media Arts & Design from James Madison University, where he also studied Theater. Much love to this phenomenal cast and crew - and of course - Mom and Dad for their unwavering support.
James Downing (Benny, Asst. Choreographer) is excited to be taking part in his first show with KAT. He was most recently seen playing Finch in Newsies with FTP. Favorite roles include Harold Hill (Music Man) and Eddie (Funny Girl). He would like to thank his family and friends for all of the support, Kendall for allowing him to assist with the choreography, and his lovely wife Lauren for putting up with the late nights!
Emily Gardner (Hot Box Dancer) was thrilled to be cast in her first DC show after moving to the area in August from her home in Minneapolis. Emily graduated from Colorado College in May where she performed in over 10 productions, including Duncan Macmillan’s Lungs and Lippa’s The Wild Party, and directed three plays. Emily’s most recent musical performance was with the professional theatre company of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center in a production of Bye Bye Birdie. She has had a blast getting to sing and dance on stage again and is grateful to her parents, Theo, and the welcoming cast/KAT for helping to make her move to DC so wonderful.
Patricia B Groisser (General Cartwright) is thrilled to be on stage in her first KAT production. Originally from NYC performing roles such as La Fée (Cendrillon), Queen of the Night (The Magic Flute). Local favorites: Mother Abbess (The Sound of Music, RMT) & Sr. Robert Anne, (Nunsense, PTC). Patricia has a BFA, in Musical Theatre (Ithaca College), MSN (Columbia University), is Theatre Director at Herbert Hoover MS, manages her husband’s orthodontic practice and 3 daughters’ schedules! Special thanks to her talented new friends at KAT, her amazing voice teacher Jennifer Casey Cabot for “helping me reach old heights” and her loving family for "enabling my passion!"
Elizabeth Hester (Miss Adelaide) is happy to be returning to KAT after portraying the role of Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd last Fall (WATCH winner-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical). She has most recently been seen as Aldonza in Man of LaMancha (Compass Rose), Florence in Chess (2nd Star), Francesca in The Bridges of Madison County (DTC) and Olivia in Sex with Strangers with CP (WATCH Nominee-Outstanding Lead Actress in a play). Education: The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, The American Academy of Dramatic and The Juilliard School (final callback master classes-Drama Dept)
Lou Lehrman (Lt. Brannigan) This is Lou’s first performance with KAT. Before Guys & Dolls, he performed with a variety of theater companies in Virginia. His most recent performances include Harvey (MCP), California Suite (PP), and The Explorers Club (Workhouse Arts Center). Lou trained for three years at the Studio Theater Acting Conservatory, specializing in drama, Shakespeare, Greek Tragedy and Comedy. He is exceptional thankful to all the family and friends who have supported his return to theater.
Allison Meyer (Hot Box Dancer, Agatha) is delighted to be back with KAT for this Broadway classic, Guys & Dolls! She was last seen on the KAT stage in Oliver!, The Bridges of Madison County & throughout the DC area in Frosted (BP) & The Merry Widow (VLOC). Favorite credits include Wonderland (Alice), The Pirates of Penzance (Mabel), Die Fledermaus (Adele), Orpheus in the Underworld (Eurydice), The Marriage of Figaro (Barbarina), Anything Goes (Reno Sweeney). Education: BM in Vocal Performance & MA in International Training & Education. When not singing, Allison loves to balboa & works at AU as the International Student Academic Support Specialist.
Chris O'Day (Society Max, Calvin) is thrilled to be making his debut with KAT. Favorite credits include Heathers the Musical with RMT, Once Upon a Mattress with PSU Thespians, and South Park: The Movie (adapted to the stage) with Penn State U.’s No Refund Theatre. Chris would like to thank all his friends, family and his wife, Maddie, for all their support.
Kendall Sigman (Choreographer, Hot Box Dancer, Mimi) is so excited to be working with KAT for the first time! Recent choreography credits include Newsies, Cabaret, Hairspray, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Company with FTP. On stage, favorite performance credits include Hairspray (Amber Von Tussle) with RMT, Legally Blonde (Serena) with SS, The Little Mermaid (Ariel), Children of Eden (Yonah), and The Drowsy Chaperone (Janet van de Graff) with DTC. In her spare time, Kendall loves running and sports. She’d like to thank the cast, crew, and Jamie for being the best assistant choreographer.
Justine Summers (Sarah Brown) is honored to return to KAT for this production. She previously appeared as Nancy in KAT’s production of Oliver! earlier this year. Other credits include Mabel in Pirates of Penzance, Buttercup in HMS Pinafore, Riff Raff in Rocky Horror Show and Sir Robin in Spamalot, all with The Georgetown Gilbert and Sullivan Society (GGSS). All her love to Noah, who’s officially stuck with her for life. If I were a gate I’d be swinging.
Geraden Ward (Joey Biltmore, Cop, Angie the Ox) Is very excited to be a part of his first KAT show, with an amazing cast and crew. His previous roles include Caldwell B. Caldwell in Urinetown, Woof in Hair, and Usagi the Baker in Interact’s Bobtail Bong Bong; a Monkey’s Tale.
Liz Weber (A. Abernathy) Previous roles at KAT include Ouiser in Steel Magnolias, Grandma in The Addams Family, and Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret, for which she garnered a WATCH award. Other roles include: Marge in Bridges of Madison County (DTC) & Martha in White Christmas (RMT). She played Berthe in Pippin and Jeannette in The Full Monty, both with RMT for which she also received WATCH awards. Early on, Liz and her husband toured nationally in musical theatre productions. She also worked in radio for many years as an office manager and on-air talent, and recently retired from NASA. Thanks to Bob for his support!
Stephen P Yednock (Big Jule) is returning to KAT after having been in several shows here including Assassins, Little Shop of Horrors, 110 in the Shade and Parade. He also is returning to one of his favorite shows having done Guys & Dolls with PGLT (Big Jule) and TCP (Nicely, WATCH nomination). Most recently he was seen as Bellomy in LTA’s The Fantasticks and played Tateh in 2nd Star’s Ragtime which received the Ruby Griffith Award for Best Overall Production. Thanks to all of the production staff! Kristin, I love you a bushel and a peck!
Matt Yinger (Nicely Nicely Johnson) is tremendously excited to appear in his first DC regional theater production! A veteran of GWU student theater, his notable productions include American Idiot (St. Jimmy, lead guitar), The Wedding Singer (Glen Guglia), Bonnie & Clyde (Preacher), Bare: A Pop Opera (Lucas), Pippin (Lewis, featured guitar), and Reefer Madness (Jack Stone, Jesus). He’d like to thank his family, friends, and girlfriend for all of their support, as well as WMATA for getting him from Arlington to Kensington on a regular basis.
Garrett Zink (Harry the Horse) is excited to be back for his second production at KAT. In the DC area, he has appeared as Boland in RMT’s Dogfight and Ernst Ludwig in KAT’s Cabaret. A Baltimore native, he has performed in Spotlighters Theatre’s productions of Tick, Tick...Boom! as Jon, Altar Boyz as Luke, and The Rocky Horror Show as Frank-N-Furter. During the day, Garrett is a member of the Social Impact team at Marriott International. Follow him on Twitter/Instagram at @GarrettZink.