Gangsters, gamblers, missionaries, and showgirls are in town and on the Main Stage at Hendersonville Community Theatre, now through June 3rd.
Yes, it’s Guys and Dolls, Broadway’s perfect musical comedy about gambling men and the women who long to tame them! Tickets are $15-$26 and are available online at HendersonvilleTheatre.org or by calling the Box Office at (828) 692-1082.
Set against the backdrop of 1940s New York City, Guys and Dolls features one of the greatest musical scores in the history of American theatre, with hits that include: “I’ve Never Been in Love Before,” “Take Back Your Mink” and “Luck, Be a Lady.”
This Tony award-winning musical masterpiece, based on the stories of Damon Runyon, is directed by HCT veteran Phillipe Coquet and features musical direction by Bob Strain. Coquet last directed The Chalk Garden and brings a new interpretation to Guys and Dolls.The show is rated PG for gambling, alcohol use and adult situations.
Guys and Dolls stars Craig Conner as Master Gambler Nathan Detroit; Luke Haynes as fellow gambler Sky Masterson; Jen Heeder as Miss Adelaide, the pride of the hot-cha Hot Box Club; and Tasha Pepi as Sister Sarah Brown, the sweetest mission doll this side of Eighth Avenue.
All four stars are well-known on WNC stages. A Native-born resident of Hendersonville, Conner is making his third appearance on the HCT stage. Haynes most recently appeared in Asheville Community Theatre’s production of 9 to 5. Heeder is a member of Asheville’s longest running burlesque troupe Seduction Sideshow and performed at Asheville Fringe Festival in the play Stripped. Theatregoers may recognize Pepi from HCT’s Man of La Mancha or Flat Rock Playhouse’s Music of the Night: Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Others in the cast include Marissa Connelly, Crystal Conner, Colby Coren, Alex Guazzo, Maddie Johnson, Trissa King, Mark Leiberman, Shelly Lieberman, Jennifer Memolo, Randy Robins, Gordon Pendarvis, Bob Pompeo, Mark Thompson, Sandi Thompson and Kyla Watkins.
Hendersonville Community Theatre is celebrating its 53rd season as Hendersonville’s only community theater. HCT provides an inviting and nurturing environment for those interested in producing high quality, affordable, live theatre to the people of Henderson and surrounding areas.