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Putnam Playhouse To Present Musical ‘Guys & Dolls’ In June


Cast members pictured here include, left to right: Annie Weltz, Michaela Semak, Ashlee Vitz, Elise Merrell and Jerica Bean. (Courtesy Photo) Cast members pictured here include, left to right: Annie Weltz, Michaela Semak, Ashlee Vitz, Elise Merrell and Jerica Bean. (Courtesy Photo) The 53rd season of Putnam County Playhouse (PCPH) will open with a production of the Tony- Award-winning musical “Guys & Dolls.” It will be presented June 5-7 and June 11-14. Tickets will go on sale at the annual open house on Sunday, June 1, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. The box office will open at 5 p.m. on Monday, June 2, for reservations at 765-653- 5880.

The musical is sponsored by First National Bank.

Director/choreographer is Jack Randall Earles. Assistant director is Sandi Rossok, and Alison Howard is the production stage manager. Vocal direction is by Geoff Price, and the pit conductor-pianist is Marilyn Burdsall.

The leading roles of Sky Masterson and Sarah Brown are being played by real-life married couple Dustin and Sarah Bond. Their comic counterparts, Nathan Detroit and Miss Adelaide, are played by Scott Armitage and Ashlee Vitz.

The musical’s lyrics and music were written by Frank Loesser. The book is by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows and is based on the writings of Damon Runyon.

Other roles are taken by Jim Poor (Arvide Abernathy), Eleanor Howard (General Matilda B. Cartwright), David Roberts (Nicely Nicely Johnson), Chris Wurster (Rusty Charlie), and Craig Armitage (Benny Southstreet). Craig is playing the part that his father Scott played in the last PCPH production of Guys & Dolls in 1995.

The cast also includes Elijah Brattain, Clarence Long, Dylan Bodnarick, TJ Tincher, and Jacob Peterman. The distaff side is represented by Annie Weltz, Elise Merrell, Michaela Semak, Jerica Bean, and Hannah Brattain.

Brian Schroeder is technical director and lighting designer. Set design and special painting is by Linda Gjesvold.

Other musicians joining Burdsall in the pit are Michael McClaine, percussion; Drew Brattain, bass; and Marcia Boswell, reeds.

Stage crew for the production are Sydney Cassida and Alex Asbell. Brenda McClaine will run the sound/light board.

For more information, visit www.putnamcountyplayhouse.com.

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