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  Guys And Dolls at Cahn Auditorium

Guys And Dolls

Cahn Auditorium
600 Emerson Street Evanston

Broadway's classic musical about gamblers and the gals who love them. Songs include "Luck Be a Lady," "I've Never Been in Love Before," "A Bushel and a Peck" and "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat," with full orchestra.

Presented by Light Opera Works

Thru - Jan 3, 2016

Price: $36-$96

Show Type: Musical

  Guys And Dolls Reviews
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ChicagoCritic - Highly Recommended

"...Shawn Stengel's conducting of the full orchestra gives Frank Loesser's jazzy score the joyous bounce it requires, and Aaron Quick's sound design is so finely balanced, that Loesser's clever lyrics are never lost, and Stengel must have taken care to emphasize the importance of diction to his actors. He and Burrows gave the characters distinctive verbal tics which fill out Guys and Dolls' quirky world noicely, and the rest of Hogenmiller's design team follows their lead by bathing the stage and its inhabitants in vibrant, gaudy, colors."
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Jacob Davis

Around The Town Chicago - Recommended

"...Under the smooth direction of Artistic Director, Rudy Hogenmiller, this classical musical with songs that many know, such as "I'll Know","Bushel and a Peck" ,"If I were a Bell", "Luck Be A Lady" and "Sit Down You're Rockin' The Boat" (music and lyrics by Frank Loesser), many fond memories come back to us. Younger people might find some of the characters strange, but Hogenmiller makes them seem real and true."
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Alan Bresloff

The Fourth Walsh - Highly Recommended

"...Each song looks at life from a unique perspective. An outstanding Larson muses about her chronic cold and engagement in “Adelaide’s Lament.” During “Sue Me,” Larson delivers plucky distinctiveness to Silver’s earnest love confession. The comedic pairing is terrific. Telford and Adair sing the more traditional love ballads in “I’ll know” and “I’ve Never Been in Love Before.” Although I swooned over their duets, I fell harder for their solos. In “If I were a Bell”, Telford goes from uptight missionary to playful flirt. Her drastic transformation is delightfully magnetic. The charismatic Adair belts out “Luck Be a Lady” while leaping into the air. The number is an impressive show of physicality of him and his fellow crapshooters."
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Katy Walsh

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