THE NEW PERFORMING ARTS Center celebrates its renovation with a big crowd-pleasing musical production, “Guys and Dolls,” presented by the Sacramento City College Theatre Department April 19-May 12.
With a cast of 33 actors and a 15-piece band, “Guys and Dolls” will be the first big musical in 30 years to be performed at City College, according to director, Christine Nicholson who says the Performing Arts Center now has the ability to facilitate a big song-and-dance production like “Guys and Dolls.”
“We are opening the auditorium—which is a 650 seat house—this year after the renovation,” says Nicholson.
According to Nicholson, “Guys and Dolls” is one of the most popular musicals in America and has been since its first production in 1951, so it was an obvious choice for the Theatre Department. “We and the school wanted something that would be crowd-pleasing, fun and would hopefully sell well,” says Nicholson.
In the musical, Nathan, played by Chris Raymond, a performing arts major, needs $1,000 dollars to pay for a venue for his illegal “floating craps” dice game. To get the money, Nathan bets Sky, played by performing arts major, Tyson Wheeler, to bring a girl of his choosing to a…» Read More