The Argyle Theatre at Babylon Village made its Long Island theatre debut May 10 with the 1950 classic musical Guys and Dolls.
Father-and-son owners Mark and Dylan Perlman and artistic director Evan Pappas, along with their fantastic creative production team and cast, mounted an extraordinary production that put ear-to-ear smiles on a full house of excited theatregoers on opening night.
“It’s a very sweet show with great characters that you fall in love with,” Pappas says.
Guys and Dolls features brilliant choreography, lighting and a set that puts the audience right in the heart of New York City to experience gambling shenanigans, tall tales, broken promises and finally, unequivocal love.
Argyle’s beautifully renovated theatre boasts lots of legroom, new concession area, balcony and orchestra pit. The seats are quite nostalgic, too, as they’re right from New York City’s own Beacon Theatre.
The cast stars Elizabeth Broadhurst and Todd Buonopane as Miss Adelaide and Nathan Detroit, Spencer Plachy as Sky Masterson, Melissa Maricich as Miss Sarah Brown, and Robert Anthony Jones as Nicely-Nicely Johnson.
In addition to comedic flair, each actor portrays their character with so much heart and “honesty,” that “the audience is sure to go on their journey with them,” says Pappas.
With all-time favorites such as “A Bushel and a Peck,” “Luck, Be a Lady,” “Sit Down, You’re Rocking the Boat” and “Adelaide’s Lament,” Argyle’s Guys and Dolls is a toe tapping, hand-clapping, laugh-out-loud show, not to be missed.
Rounding out the cast are Piera Calabro, Connor Cook, Nancy Evans, David A. Ferguson, Tom Giron, Whitney Renne Hickman, Danielle Sue Jordan, Gerard Lanzerotti, Kyra Leeds, Cody Marcukaitis, Datus Puryear, Stephen Valenti, and Shelley Valfer.
“This production, while staying true to the story, music and lyrics, is so fresh and innovative,” Dylan Pearlman says. “The proof is in the pudding.”
Argyle Theatre, 34 West Main St., Babylon. argyletheater.com, 844-631-5483. Guys and Dolls tickets $74-$79. Through June 17.