See the show critics call “stunning” and “a joy to watch.” Tickets on sale now for final performances.
CCM’s lavish new production of Guys and Dolls concludes with performances on Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018! Purchase your tickets online and celebrate 50 years of musical theatre excellence at CCM with this classic from Broadway’s Golden Age.
Watch the video below for a look at CCM’s production, showcasing musical theatre students in the “Crapshooters’ Ballet.” Take a journey to the sewers below Broadway, where Nathan Detroit is secretly running the oldest established craps game in New York. The gamblers are counting on their luck, but Big Jule is a sore loser…
Here’s what the critics have to say about the show:
“CCM’s production of Guys and Dolls showcases the seemingly endless stream of talented performers who go through the program, as well as superb dances and design.” – Talkin’ Broadway
“From the moment the curtain rises, audiences are met with the raw beauty of the set. The stunning visuals only get better as the actors cross in perfect 1940s fashion.” – The News Record
“Director Diane Lala managed a lot of moving pieces, and as choreographer, she fills the stage with dancers and movers that are a joy to watch. The ensemble is amazing.” – League of Cincinnati Theatres
GUYS AND DOLLS
A Musical Fable of Broadway
Based on a Story and Characters by Damon Runyon
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows
- Diane Lala, director and choreographer
- Roger Grodsky, musical director
- Thomas C. Umfrid, scenic designer
- Nicholas Smith*, lighting designer
- Jason Sebastian, sound designer
- Reba Senske, costume designer
- Meredith Keister*, wig and make-up designer
- Caroline Castleman*, production stage manager
- Jenny Jones, fight coordinator
- D’Arcy Smith and Kate Webster, dialect coaches
* CCM Student
- Nick Berninger as Nicley-Nicely Johnson
- Sam Pickart as Benny Southstreet
- Hank Von Kolnitz as Rusty Charlie
- Aria Braswell as Sarah Brown
- Dain Alan Paige (BFA Dramatic Performance, 1993)+ as Arvide Abernathy
- Michael Canu as Harry the Horse
- Stone Mountain as Lt. Brannigan
- Kevin Chlapecka^/Matt Copley* as Nathan Detroit
- Andrew Alstat as Angie the Ox
- Kendall McCarthy^/Anya Axel* as Miss Adelaide
- Frankie Thams as Sky Masterson
- Eli Mayer as Joey Baltimore
- Dylan Dougal as Hot Box MC
- Bryn Purvis as Mimi
- Elle Zambarano as General Matilda B. Cartwright
- Elijah King as Big Jule
- Sofie Flores as Agatha
- Cole Harksen as Calvin
- Britta Rae as Martha
- Hot Box Girls: Bailee Endebrock, Jamie Goodson, Zoe Grolnick, Bryn Purvis
- Tower Boys: Leo Carmody, Christian Feliciano, Kai Horvit, Christian Kidd, Drew Minard, Eli Owens, Aaron Richert, Sammy Schechter
- Ensemble: Andrew Alstat, Kurtis Brown, Michael Canu, Dylan DougaL, Sofie Flores, Haley Holcomb, Chip Hawver, Jack Johnson, Joshua Johnson, Eli Mayer, Jordan Miller, Britta Rae, Mikayla Renfrow, Erich W. Schleck, Veronica Stern, Quinn Surdez, Hank Von Kolnitz, Ethan Zeph
- Dance Captain Bryn Purvis
- Nicely-Nicely Johnson – Erich W. Schleck
- Benny Southstreet – Andrew Alstat
- Sarah Brown – Mikayla Renfrow
- Sky Masterson – Ethan Zeph
- Swings – Anna Chase Lanier, Brandon Schumacker
* Friday, Oct. 19; Sunday, Oct. 21 at 1 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 26; Saturday, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m.
^ Saturday, Oct. 20; Sunday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m.
+ Denotes CCM alumnus
- 8 p.m. Friday, October 26
- 2 p.m. Saturday, October 27
- 8 p.m. Saturday, October 27
Corbett Auditorium, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati
Ticket prices start at $32. Discounts are available for UC and non-UC students. Service changes may apply for online orders.
Student rush tickets will be available one hour before each performance to non-UC students, based on availability. UC students can receive one free student rush ticket with a valid Bearcat ID, based on availability.
Parking and Directions
Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit uc.edu/parking for more information on parking rates.
For detailed maps and directions, please visit uc.edu/visitors. Additional parking is available off-campus at the U Square complex on Calhoun Street and other neighboring lots.
For directions to CCM Village, visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions.
Mainstage Production Sponsor: Macy’s
Musical Theatre Production Sponsor: Dr. & Mrs. Carl G. Fischer
Musical Theatre Performance Sponsors: Graeter’s Ice Cream
GUYS AND DOLLS is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Tel: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684 www.MTIShows.com
Feature image by Mark Lyons
Video created by Kaelin Butts, a third-year Communication/ Electronic Media double major at the University of Cincinnati.