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 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.