Rolling Dice With the Dolls

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The spirit of New York’s roaring 1920s came alive in the hearts and minds of the actors in Skyline’s production of “Guys and Dolls”.

This is the second musical to grace the Skyline stage in over 30 years, and they are going very strong. This show has been in production since the beginning of the Spring 2013 semester, with a class fully dedicated to preparing for it.

Surprisingly, may of it’s lead stars are new to the stage. If anyone was doubtful about whether Skyline deserved an official theater department, the dedication and quality of work that shined through on opening night completely shattered all that doubt.

The story follows the conflicting love of it’s two main protagonists. Sky Masterson, played by Alex Rosales, and Nathan Detroit, played by Kevin Valera, must choose between their love of illegal gambling or the love for the women in their lives.

The story follows Nathan’s efforts to organize and hide a craps game from his fiance of 14 years, Adelaide, played by phoebe Jacinto. To help fund the game, Nathan makes a bet with Sky that has Sky trying to seduce missionary Sarah Brown, played by Jamie Weinstock.

The power of love and the stress of the conflict of interest keeps the songs and the laughs rolling, all in the glamorous flare of the time period. The sets are beautiful, the dolls are dancing, and the guys are rolling…dice, that is. Opening weekend is only the beginning, though.

“Guys and Dolls” will only give two more chances to experience the thrill of the illegal crap games in the back streets of roaring New York City. The shows will be on Friday, April 26 at 2pm and Saturday, April 27 at 7:30pm.

This article was edited to fix formatting errors. 4/25/2013 3:26 p.m.