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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Guys and Dolls

Last night my wife and I attended a performance of Guys and Dolls at the historic Little Theatre on the Square in Sullivan, Illinois. It was a wonderful evening. I'm always amazed at the quality presented onstage so close to home.

The production starred Doug Wilson (of Trading Spaces fame), Jack Milo, Kate Feerick and LoriAnn Freda (who was the perfect Miss Adelaide). Eddie Schnecker was a standout as Nicely-Nicely Johnson.

The musical's first performance on Broadway was over 5 decades ago.

So why post about it here on a Frank Sinatra Weblog? In case you're unaware, Sinatra created the ultimate portrayal of Nathan Detroit in Samuel Goldwyn's 1955 Movie version. In fact, I first fell in love with the songs from this show after hearing a couple of tunes from Frank and Dino on the Rat Pack Live At The Sands set.

Here are Frank Sinatra as Nathan, Stubby Kaye as Nicely-Nicely and Johnny Silver as Benny Southstreet from the Film.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's a great version of "Guys and Dolls" by Frank and Dean. Thanks for the clip. Tom in Cincy

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