Tyson Legg

Guys and Dolls is a classic piece of musical theatre. Based on the short stories of Damon Runyon, it premiered on Broadway in 1950 and took home a swag of Tony Awards the following year. It has had countless revivals over the years and it regularly appears on the amateur theatre circuit thanks to its popularity and bankability. But instead of cashing in with a safe and familiar presentation of this audience favourite, MDMS have turned the piece on its head, revitalising this ‘good ol’ reliable’ musical and presenting it in a way that is wholly unique. And for the most part, it works wonderfully…

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TheatrePeople
Theatre People

There’s much to love about this spectacularly ambitious production from MDMS:- the fabulous set by Jacob Battista, wonderful costumes by Hazel Green and Tyler Hess; Danny Forward’s expert musical direction of a band of the highest order; Jason Bovaird’s amazing lighting design, excellent sound throughout; Craig Wiltshire’s eclectic choreography; a blistering cameo performance from Jay Miller as General Cartwright; a genuine leading man with a great voice and presence in the appealing  Anthony Bolger (Sky Masterson) and a show-stopping star turn from Musical Diva Jaclyn De Vincentis as Adelaide.

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