Director Mark Mason has chosen the performers who will open Pull-Tight Players’ 55th season this August. The classic musical Guys & Dolls will bring song, dance, and romance to Franklin audiences.
“How incredibly lucky we are at Pull-Tight,” said Mason. “The amount of talent we had was overwhelming. Several longtime Pull-Tight members who were present said it was the best vocal talent we’ve ever had at an audition for a musical. We had 50 people audition but were only able to cast 23 roles. Very tough decisions!”
“It is with much gratitude that we thank all who came, as well as our amazing audition crew and production staff. The group we have assembled is amazingly talented and diverse, ranging in age from 20 to 70-plus, with some beloved Pull-Tight regulars and a number of newcomers. We can’t wait to welcome you to magical, mesmerizing 1950s New York City!”
The cast is as follows:
|Sky Masterson||Riley Bowers|
|Sarah Brown||Stephanie Jones|
|Nathan Detroit||Elijah Bell|
|Miss Adelaide||Lauren McGill|
|Big Jule||Welles (Mike) Propper|
|Benny Southstreet||Art Peach|
|Arvide Abernathy||Iain Macpherson|
|Harry the Horse||Bryan Kratoska|
|Gen. Cartwright||Sydney Hooper|
|Lt. Brannigan||Bill Jones|
|Angie the Ox||Josh Rolston|
|Joey Biltmore||David Weatherbee|
|Crap Shooter/Featured Dancer||Matthew Grimes|
|Crap Shooter/Mission Band||Llewyn Beaver|
|Crap Shooter||Bryant Miller|
|Hot Box Girls||Mariah Batten|
This will be the fourth production of Guys & Dolls since Pull-Tight Players began in 1968.
Performances will run August 4-19. Tickets will go on sale July 24.
Guys & Dolls is presented by special arrangement with Musical Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.