Friday, July 31, 2009

Guys and Dolls in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl

Featured Artists:
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Kevin Stites, conductor
Richard Jay-Alexander, director
Donna McKechnie, choreographer
Cast to Include:
Jessica Biel, Sarah Brown
Scott Bakula, Nathan Detroit
Beau Bridges, Arvide Abernathy
Ellen Greene, Miss Adelaide
Brian Stokes Mitchell, Sky Masterson
Ken Page, Nicely-Nicely Johnson
Ruth Williamson, General Matilda Cartwright
Herschel Sparber, Big Jule
Jason Graae, Benny Southstreet
Bill Lewis, Harry the Horse
Danny Stiles, Rusty Charlie
Amir Talai, Angie the Ox/Joey Biltmore
Jody Ashworth, Lt. Brannigan
Cindy Benson, Agatha
Grace Wall, Hot Box Girl
Sandahl Bergman, Hot Box Girl
Valarie Pettiford, Hot Box Girl
Jane Lanier, Hot Box Girl
Kathryn Wright, Hot Box Girl
Chelsea Field, Hot Box Girl
Tracy Powell, Hot Box Girl

I saw the dress rehearsal and it's great! Ellen Greene is a natural as Miss Adelaide, Brian Stokes Mitchell so suave as Sky Masterson, Scott Bakula so unfettered as Nathan Detroit - and Jessica Biel - what a find! - perfect casting as Sarah. 3 performances only through Sunday, August 2 at 7:30

(Top Photos: Craig T. Mathew - Ken Page, so memorable as Nicely Nicely leading "Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat";
Jessica Biel as Sarah Brown and Ellen Greene as Miss Adelaide decide to "Marry the Man Today")


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