Temple Theater Presents “Guys and Dolls”

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Temple Theaters is bringing a classic musical to the Randall Theater.

“Guys and Dolls” tells the story of a gambler and missionary. The production is being directed by former MFA alumni Peter Reynolds.

“The musical is about a gambler who finds love with a mission worker named Sarah Brown,” says Reynolds.

 

The musical was made into a film in 1955, starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra. However, Reynolds said like so many other Broadway musical productions adapted into film, some changes were made.

“It’s pretty true to quite a bit of the Broadway musical, but with changes. I mean added some songs for Frank Sinatra, because he was Frank Sinatra, and different locations, and because it was Marlon Brando some changes were made that way to accommodate him,” said Reynolds.

Senior Theater Major, Salvatore Mirando, is no stranger to musical production. Mirando is reprising his role as Nicely Nicely Johnson, which he also played when he was in eighth grade.

“Nicely Nicely Johnson is the right hand to Nathan Detroit, so he does all of his shady back dealings. He has to deal with all of Nathan’s antics and he has a great number at the end of the show called ‘Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat’ is the showstopper, so yeah he’s just a real easy-going funny guy,” says Mirando.

“Guys and Dolls” is now showing at the Randall theater until October 22nd. General admission tickets are $25 and for Temple students, tickets are $10. To find out more information visit the event page here.

So Far Sound Philadelphia

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On Wednesday, September 20th, many music lovers attended a concert in Rittenhouse Square.

However, this is not the typical concert. This show was organized by an online music community called So Far Sound. According to Carolyn Lederach, organizer for So Far Sound Philadelphia, the organization was started by two guys who wanted to take the normal venue atmosphere and move to a more a relaxing atmosphere in people’s houses.

“They noticed everyone talking over the music and more focused on catching up with their friends and drinking than paying attention to the music. They kind of wanted to take music out of that atmosphere and bring it to homes,” says Lederach.

One the performers at the show is indie rock and Philly band, Maitland. For lead singer Josh Hines, playing in a smaller setting can be fun and nerve-racking.“Playing So Far shows and more intimate rooms and spaces is really, really fun for me. It’s really nerve-racking because there’s just a certain amount of like visibility when you’re in a small space. It’s a little different when you’re on a big stage and the lights blind you from seeing everybody that’s out there,” says Hines.

Getting into So Far Sound shows can be a difficult. Because the shows are held in small rooms, only a certain amount of people who sign up for tickets can attend the show.

“You just go to our website sofarsounds.com, look for the closest city and then you can just sign up on there and the dates will be listed on there,” says Lederach.

To find out more about upcoming shows in Philadelphia visit sofarsounds.com.