December 2011

With a side splitting book by Abe Burrows and one of the most famous scores ever, GUYS AND DOLLS was and is a legendary hit! And Off the Wall Theatre of course, squeezed every drop of charm, charisma, and choral delight from this wonderful show. 

Director Dale Gutzman and musical Director Matt Zembrowski  hand picked a cast that brought down the house as they launched into such Broadway Standards as "Luck Be A Lady Tonight," "A Bushel and  a Peck," "If I were a Bell," "Sit Down You're Rocking the Boat," and the title song, "Guys and Dolls."

Parker Cristan, just returned from entertaining on international cruise ships, played Sky Masterson, the master gambler. Sharon Rise, the star of Off the Wall's GYPSY, played, Sarah the prim and proper Salvation Army worker with a romantic spirit that  melted the heart. Kristin Pagenkopf stopped the show with her spot on characterization of Adelaide, the adorable slightly daffy Hot Box Girl. And everybody's favorite Karl Miller, fresh from his triumph as Albain in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, played Nathan Detroit, the gambler who can't find a place to hold his game. His gambling cohorts were ably played by Robert Hirschi, David Kaye and Matt Zembrowski. Lawrence Lukasavage played a good hearted Salvation Army worker, and the rest of the cast was made up of Off the Wall regulars and some talented newcomers. 

  • You saw the Hot Box Girls tap dance their little hearts out and strip off their minks as well! 
  • You saw the gamblers throwing dice in the sewers under the city. 
  • You saw a torrid tango that seduced our heroine in hot hot Havana. 
  • You saw what Off the Wall does with this comedic gem of theatre.
Set Designer David Roper and Gutzman turned the little sixty seat theatre into Times Square for this love letter to Broadway. 

This was one Holiday show not to be missed. It was a laugh a minute musical riot!