Cleburne Times-Review, Cleburne, TX

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June 25, 2007

Burleson Community Theater presenting ‘Guys and Dolls’

Production making use of mass of local talent

The Burleson Community Theater is preparing for its third production.

“Guys and Dolls” is coming to the Burleson High School auditorium with two evening shows, at 7:30 p.m. July 13-14, and one matinee performance, at 2:30 p.m. July 15.

Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $10 for adults and $7 for students, children and seniors. Advance tickets are $9 each through the Burleson Chamber of Commerce by calling 817-295-6121 and by calling theater house manager Jan Griffin at 817-295-9542.

“Guys and Dolls” focuses on Sarah Brown and her gallant band from the Save-A-Soul Mission who want to recruit sinners on Broadway.

Several area actors have filled up the cast and are rehearsing in preparation for the July production, said spokeswoman Sherry Van Buren.

Cast members and their characters include Van Buren as Brown, Jeremy Smith as Nathan Detroit, Heather Morrill as Miss Adelaide, Kevin Poole as Sky Masterson, Jason Bagley as Nicely-Nicely Johnson, Phillip Glen as Benny Southstreet, Paden Smith as Rusty Charlie, Jim Rhoades as Arvide Abernathy, Spencer Anderson as Harry the Horse, Daniel Robinson as Joey Biltmore and Liver Lips Louie and David Nichols as Angie the Ox.

Tiffany Skiles plays Mimi, Gillian Harlow plays Gen. Matilda B. Cartwright, Mitch Duck plays Society Max, Rusty Reece plays Bill Jule, Landon Mirisciotti plays a waiter and gangster, Mara Hoyler plays the Cuban dance lead, Don Pesnell plays a gangster, and Richard Crummel plays Lt. Brannigan and a drunk.

Several more actors have roles in the chorus, mission band, as hot box girls, in the Save-A-Soul Mission, hot box tappers, Broadway and Times Square people, police officers, Cuban dancers and club participants. Filling those roles are Abbey Wilson, Alicia Atwood, Ann Fuentes, Anna Heimbigner, Ashley Crouch, Bethany Harlow, Cassandra Beltran, Chelsea Anne Collins, Cherie Robinson, Cindy Wilson, Danielle Cockerell, Deborah Reece, Denise Heimbigner, Donna Hollowell, Gillian Harlow, Jeanna Smith, Jordan Nichols, Julie Rudd, Kamberly Saunders, Kasi Hollowell, Kayli Kerr, Keller Young, Kristen Hodges, Lauren Mena, Lori Jones, Mara Hoyler, Maria Heimbigner, Morgan Mercer, Pat Soules, Ronda Ritchey, Sara Morton, Susan Bowers, Suzette Burton, Terri Lynn Harwell and Tiffany Skiles.

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