Concordia University Wisconsin’s theater department will be performing the musical ‘Guys and Dolls’ November 8-11 in the Todd Wehr Auditorium.
The musical adaptation is produced and directed by Dr. Lori Woodall and choreographed by Adam Estes. ‘Guys and Dolls’ features contrasting characters that introduce the themes of love and independence mixed with some humor.
CUW junior Angela Penterman is playing the part of Miss Adelaide, a character she feels is very different from her own personality.
“Getting into my costumes, wig, and warming up the New York accent helped me find Adelaide’s character,” Penterman said.
Although preparing to play this role in a convincing manner took lots of time and practice, Penterman says that ‘Adelaide’s Lament’ is her favorite part of the show.
“It is so humorous, and she can’t be taken too seriously,” Penterman said, “I love performing the song ‘Sue Me’ because the interaction between Nathan and Adelaide is hysterical and the audience gets to see another side of her.”
CUW sophomore Talitha Marshall’s role, Sergeant Sarah Brown, is the opposite of Miss Adelaide. Sergeant Brown serves as the reserved, strong-willed female character. As this is Marshall’s first musical, she too had to put in lots of time and practice.
“I spent a lot of time with incorporating history, the backstory and inner conflicts as much as possible,” Marshall said, “But with the [ensemble], it was a case of getting to know them as much as I could and helping them.”
CUW’s theater department is set to perform ‘Guys and Dolls’ November 8-10 at 7:30 pm and November 11 at 1:30 pm. To purchase tickets, call 262-243-4444 and press “0” to reserve your tickets. For ticket information, prices or any other questions, contact Dr. Lori Woodall at 262-243-4444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written by Annalise Jasinski.