Guys and Dolls

Set in 1950’s New York, Guys & Dolls follows a host of Damon Runyon’s colorful and sometimes eccentric characters in a humorous and touching story based around the bright lights and shady corners of Times Square. It is “a musical fable of Broadway.” The characters are vividly drawn, sometimes wise, often funny, with their own idiosyncratic ‘Runyan’ language and wise cracks. The whole show is varnished with a gloss of light-hearted charm and well-meaning.

Location and Dates

September 29 – October 1 and October 5-8, 2017

The Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Avenue

The Cast


Lt. Brannigan – Dan Bain

Joey Biltmore (voice) – David Adams


The Missionaries:

Sarah Brown – Lauren Bamford

Arvide Abernathy – Mark Anderson

General Matilda Cartwright/Hot Box patron – Paula Andrews

Agatha/ Hot Box patron/Cuban lady – Rachel Lazaro

Martha/ Hot Box patron/Cuban lady – Ayse Tillman

Ruth / Hot Box patron / Cuban lady – Shannon Plummer-White

Calvin/Cuban waiter – Charles Robson



Nathan Detroit – Ted Willis

Sky Masterson – Stan Williams

Nicely-Nicely Johnson – Tony Hefner

Big Jule – Troy Jelley

Harry the Horse – David Adams

Angie the Ox / sightseer /drunk /Hot Box waiter – Christopher Edwards

Liver Lips Louie, rich man/ Hot Box MC – Phil Lewis

Rusty Charlie – Mike Muhlada

Benny Southstreet – Daryl Ray Carliles


The Greek / Cuban dancer / Hot box patron – Shane Walsh

Scranton Slim /Cuban dancer / Hot box patron /cop – Davis Leonard

Brandy Bottle Bates / Cuban dancer / Hot box patron – Dan Hawkins

Society Max / Cuban dancer / Hot box patron /cop – Matthew Harvey



Hot Box Girls:

Miss Adelaide – Elizabeth Quesada

Mimi / rich lady /Cuban dancer – Stephanie Sullivan

Allison / news boy /Cuban dancer – Candace Hescock

Ferguson / sightseer / street walker/Cuban dancer – Anne Talkington

Vernon / sightseer / street walker/Cuban dancer – Charleigh Smith