UTAH TECH UNIVERSITY'S STUDENT NEWS SOURCE | November 10, 2022

Luck will be a lady tonight; “Guys & Dolls” begins run Nov. 8

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Fun was the word of the day to those in DSC’s upcoming theater production of “Guys and Dolls.”

The romantic comedy is about two love stories between Nathan Detroit and Miss Adelaide, and Sky Masterson and Sister Sarah Brown. Nathan, who is friends with Sky, bets Sky that he can’t get a date with Sarah. The comedy plays out as well as the romanticism as Sky is a high-stakes gambler, and Sarah is a missionary for the Salvation Army. This play takes place in the late 1950s.

Everyone had good things to say about the play and how it was coming along. Most everyone was in agreement that this play’s overall feeling is fun. 

Ken Peterson, associate professor of music and the vocal director for this play, said, “The musical is just fun, the characters are comical…gamblers and missionaries and the interactions you can imagine.”

Mindee Anderson, a sophomore theater major from Salt Lake City, said the overall feeling has been “fun, it’s just extremely fun, it’s not too serious, and it’s just very very charismatic.” 

Not only are there good reviews about the play itself but also about the cast performing in it. 

Stage manager Brook Owen, a senior integrated studies major from St. George, said, “I love what the cast has done with it.” 

She said being the stage manager and having to watch the plays over and over again can get a little dull.

Owen said, “I love being to rehearsals; it is fun to watch over and over again.”

Along with the positive attitude with the cast, there is also a lot of talent.

“One of the hallmarks of the things we like to do with the musicals here at Dixie is because we have so much vocal talent, to make sure the singing is first rate,” Peterson said. “Not only will you see great sets, be exposed to some great comedy, some delightful characters, you will hear extraordinary singing, I mean, the quality that you would hear in one of our collegiate choral ensembles.”

Director Michael Harding welcomes all to come see it and said he has formatted it to fit families and college students.

Owen said her favorite part of being the stage manager was, “the whole thing.” 

Peterson said that if you haven’t seen it, don’t spoil it. He suggests not researching it before you watch it but rather come and be surprised. He also wants to remind everyone that it is only $1 for students, so bring a friend or a date. The play will run Nov. 8-10 and 13-17 in the Eccles Mainstage at 7:30 p.m.