Milwaukee Repertory Theater
Press Release

“Guys and Dolls” Begins Performances at Milwaukee Repertory Theater September 19

Guys and Dolls is directed by Artistic Director Mark Clements.

By - Aug 24th, 2017 12:14 pm
Guys and Dolls

Guys and Dolls

August 24, 2017 – [Milwaukee] Milwaukee Repertory Theater  presents Guys and Dolls, a Tony Award-winning musical in the intimate Quadracci Powerhouse this September 19 – October 29.

Named the “Greatest musical of all time” by Entertainment Weekly, Guys and Dolls is led by Emma Rose Brooks (Antonia in Man of La Mancha) as Sarah Brown, Kelley Faulkner (Sally Bowles in Cabaret) as Miss Adelaide, Richard R. Henry (Hunchback of Notre Dame, La Jolla) as Nathan Detroit, and Nicholas Rodriguez (Broadway’s Tarzan) as Sky Masterson.  The production will also feature Adrian Aguilar (Broadway’s Rocky) as Benny Southstreet, Brian Collier (Broadway’s Mary Poppins) as Angie the Ox, Matt Daniels (The Duke in Man of La Mancha) as Lt. Brannigan, Michael J. Farina (Sancho in Man of La Mancha) as Nicely-Nicely, Di’Monte Henning (Dreamgirls) as Harry the Horse, David Hess (Father in Ragtime) as Arvide Abernathy, Gerald McIntyre (Broadway’s Once on this Island) as Rusty Charlie, NaTonia Monét (Dreamgirls Korean Tour) as Allison, Karilyn Ashley Surratt (Rockette in Radio City Christmas Spectacular) as Martha, Tiffany Topol (Once US Tour) as Mimi, Andrew Varela (Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Tour) as Big Jule, and Virginia A. Woodruff (Broadway’s The Color Purple) as General Cartwright.

Guys and Dolls is directed by Artistic Director Mark Clements, making it his eighth musical staged in the Quadracci Powerhouse following Man of La Mancha (2016/17), Dreamgirls (2015/16), The Color Purple (2014/15), Ragtime (2013/14), Assassins (2012/13), Next to Normal (2011/12), and Cabaret (2010/11).  The production features music direction from Rep Associate Artist Dan Kazemi (Dreamgirls), choreography by Tony nominee Stephen Mear (Disney’s Mary Poppins and The Rep’s Dreamgirls), set design by Scott Davis (The Royale), costume design by Alexander B. Tecoma (A Christmas Carol), lighting design by Jason Fassl (Man of La Mancha), sound design by Megan B. Henninger (Man of La Mancha), musical supervision by Rep Associate Artist John Tanner (A Christmas Carol) and dialect coaching by Clare Arena Haden.

With music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, Guys and Dolls is based on the stories of Damon Runyon that follows two small-time gamblers as they pursue love and luck from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba.  This granddaddy of American Theater is considered one of the greatest musicals of all time featuring a timeless story and some of the best show tunes around including “Luck Be  A Lady,” “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat,” and “I’ve Never been in Love Before.”  A show of this caliber is sure to thrill guys and dolls alike.

Guys and Dolls runs September 19 – October 29 in the Quadracci Powerhouse.   Opening night is set for Saturday, September 23 at 8pm.  To purchase tickets go to, by phone at 414-224-9490 or in person at the Ticket Office (108 E. Wells Street).

Guys and Dolls is sponsored by BMO Wealth Management with Executive Producers Julia and Bladen Burns and Associate Producers Gina and Eric Peter. The Rep is sponsored in part by The United Performing Arts Fund.

Guys and Dolls Public Performance Calendar

Artists, dates and ticket prices are subject to change

Guys and Dolls Public Performance Calendar

Guys and Dolls Public Performance Calendar

::Fact Sheet::

Guys and Dolls

September 19- October 29 (Opening Night Saturday, September 23, 8pm) in the Quadracci Powerhouse

A musical fable of Broadway, based on a story and characters of Damon Runyon
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser

Book By Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows

Directed by Mark Clements

Talks and Events

Rep-in-Depth: A pre-show conversation with a member of the cast or artistic team. Rep-in-Depth occurs approximately 45 minutes before curtain for every performance.

TalkBacks: A discussion with members of the cast and artistic team following the 8:00pm performance on the following Fridays: September 29, October 6, October 13, October 20, and October 27.

Lunch Matinee: Join us from 11:45 am – 1:15 pm for lunch in Salon D/E at the InterContinental Hotel located in the Milwaukee Center. Lunch includes a presentation by Costume Designer Alexander B. Tecoma as he discusses the stylish costumes (and their history) that will be seen on stage. Cost is $20 per person, covering both the lunch and presentation. Does not include theater tickets. Lunch is on Wednesday, October 11 at 11:45 am. Please RSVP by Monday, October 2 to Sara Blohowiak at 414-291-4790 or

Community Events:

  • National Anthem at Milwaukee Brewers Game: Join us as members of the cast of Guys and Dolls sing the National Anthem at the Brewers Game on Tuesday, August 29 at 6:40.
  • Hamburger Mary’s BINGO: Hear songs from Guys and Dolls cast members, play some bingo and hang out with The Rep. Thursday, August 31 at 8pm.
  • Tune into TMJ4 Morning Blend on Thursday, September 7, at 9am to hear the cast of Guys and Dolls perform a sneak peek.
  • Colectivo Friday Song Series (Humboldt location): Join members of the cast of Guys and Dolls for a sneak peek at The Rep’s fall production on Friday, September 8, at 4pm.
  • Pride Night: A preshow reception with complimentary appetizers and wine/beer and a special appearance by Nicholas Rodriguez (Sky Masterson) on Thursday, September 21 at 6:30 PM.
  • Dance Workshop: Join a member of the cast to learn parts of Stephen Mear’s choreography for our production of Guys and Dolls on Saturday, September 30 from 2-3 pm. RSVP to this free event to
  • Singing Workshop: Sing along to Guys and Dolls greatest hits with Music Director Dan Kazemi. Workshop is on Thursday, October 12 from 5:30-6:30 pm. RSVP to this free event at:

For more information on these events, please visit:–Events/Events/

Access Services

Audio-Described Performance: Tuesday, September 26, 6:30 pm – the show will be described for patrons who are blind or have low vision.

American Sign Language Interpreted Performance: Thursday, October 5, 7:30pm – the show will be signed for patrons who are deaf or have low hearing.

Captioned Theater Performance: Sunday, October 15, 2pm – the show includes captions.


Tickets:, by phone at 414-224-9490, or at the Ticket Office at 108 E Wells Street, Milwaukee.

Hours: 12noon – 6pm; on performance days the Ticket Office remains open until 15 minutes past curtain.

Student Discounts: Students 18 and under can purchase $20 tickets for select seating areas.

35 & Under: Select tickets available for $20 for patrons 35 & Under. (Select 35 & Under price at checkout online)

Group Sales: Discounted tickets for parties of 10+. Call 414-290-5340.

About Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Milwaukee Rep is a nationally-recognized company that presents compelling dramas, powerful classics, award-winning contemporary works and full-scale musicals housed in its three unique performance venues – the Quadracci Powerhouse, Stiemke Studio and Stackner Cabaret. The Rep also produces an annual production of A Christmas Carol, featuring a World Premiere of a new adaptation in 2016, at the historic Pabst Theater.  Under the leadership of Artistic Director Mark Clements and Managing Director Chad Bauman, Milwaukee Repertory Theater ignites positive change in the cultural, social, and economic vitality of its community by creating world-class theater experiences that entertain, provoke, and inspire meaningful dialogue among an audience representative of Milwaukee’s rich diversity.

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. It has not been verified for its accuracy or completeness.

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