Genesius Theatre’s Guys and Dolls features an all-teen cast
The Genesius Theatre is presenting their rendition of the popular musical, Guys and Dolls, during the remainder of June.
Guys and Dolls tells the story of New York’s most infamous crap game organizer, Nathan Detroit, as he tries to pull together cash to set up the biggest craps game in town, all while the authorities breathe down his neck.
The story takes audiences from Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually, everyone ends up right where they belong.
Bringing it all to life for Genesius are actors Andrew Bausher as Nathan Detroit, Chloe Martaurano as Miss Adelaide, Ben Daniels as Skye Masterson, Paulina Cevallos as Sarah Brown and Roberto Guevara as Nicely Nicely Johnson.
The Genesius production is the full musical of Guys and Dolls performed by teenagers from across Berks County.
Exeter teens acting in the show include Andrew Bausher, Zoe Banks, Eva Care, Benjamin Daniels, Kelsey Malone, Chloe Marturano, Katie McKelvey, Dejon Merrow, and Elizabeth West.
Teen Show Director Becka Malanios has a proven theatre background; being with Genesius for just over 10 years, along with taking the stage at a young age as both an actor and dancer.
In addition to directing Guys and Dolls, Malanios is the director of the musical at the Exeter Junior High School, the choreographer at Twin Valley High School and teaches dance at Dance Centers in Mount Penn.
Guys and Dolls is Malanios’ favorite musical, proclaiming it appeals to the masses. She said audiences of the Genesius Theatre production will be hooked from the opening number of “Fugue for Tinhorns.”
“We plan on making the audience sit up and pay attention from the first note until the last note of Act 2,” Malanios said.
Guys and Dolls at Genesius Theatre will run up to Sunday, June 30. Tickets may be purchased online at http://genesiusdifference.org/guysanddollstix/.
The Genesius Theatre is located at 153 N. 10th St., Reading, PA. For more information, call the theatre at 610-371-8151.