I’m a little late in posting this review but I had the pleasure of seeing the new production of Guys and Dolls at Hale Centre Theatre in Sandy. This is after their hugely successful production of Les Miserables that had an extended run it was so popular.
This production of Guys and Dolls was special for me because I got to see it with a new friend. Her name is Synthia and she is a patron of mine (check out the patreon. I would so appreciate your support). Synthia happened to be in town so we met up and went to the show at Hale. It was a great time together.
Hale in Sandy is on the pricey side at $48 so my expectations are higher than other less expensive venues. Fortunately, this production met and even exceeded my high expectations. Everything was great from the wonderful casting to the great production design. All the singing was terrific and I particularly thought Preston Taylor and Jiesel Soleil Ayon had great chemistry as Sky Masterson and Sarah Brown and were perfect for the roles.
Guys and Dolls has some wonderful songs like ‘Luck Be a Lady’ or ‘Sit Down You’re Rocking the Boat’ and they were done very well here. I also adore ‘Adelaide’s Lament’, which was done with gusto by Kelly Pulver. I actually sang ‘Adelaide’s Lament’ in concert a few years ago:
I highly recommend seeing Guys and Dolls at Hale Centre Theatre. It is a Broadway level production that uses its incredible stage to its utmost (even better than Les Mis in that regard). I know it’s a lot of money but it really is worth it.
9 out of 10