Neither snow storm nor icy roads kept actors home when it came to the auditions for the Valley Theater production of "Guys and Dolls."
Earning the part of the lead "Doll" in the 30s-style musical about good girls and bad boys is Kim Mears of Prosser as the prim and proper Sister Sarah Brown, a Salvation Army-type worker. Playing opposite Mears will be Rick James of Prosser as the smooth and suave gambler Sky Masterson.
Playing the engaged, but never married Nathan Detroit will be Jim Milne of Prosser, with Amy Householder of Grandview as his ever faithful intended Miss Adelaide.
The gangster Harry the Horse will be played by Steve Anderson of Sunnyside, with L.J. DaCorsi of Prosser as Big Jule. Mark Quinn of Prosser will be Arvide and Matt Chambers of Prosser will play the part of Benny. Bill Boge of Prosser will play the gangster Nicely and James Klarich of Wapato will play the part of Rusty Charlie.
Officer Brannigan will be played by Paul Brooks of Grandview and General Cartwright will be played by Karen Pitman of Prosser. Agatha will be played by Mary Roy of Moxee and Pamela Craig of Sunnyside will serve in the part of Martha.
Hot Box Dancers will include Sandy Freepons and Jessica Humphreys of Prosser, Linda Chester and Laura Ahumada of Sunnyside, Traci Honeycutt of Grandview and Megan Klarich of Wapato.
Crapshooters will include Tony Chester and Tony Magana of Sunnyside, Lonnie Sammaripa of Granger, Kurt Reeser of Yakima and Michael Boone of Prosser.
Street characters will be played by Tracy Humphreys of Prosser, Veronica Romero and Sarah Razey, both of Sunnyside.
Auditions were held Jan. 5 and 11, with Dana Johnson of the Tri Cities as director, according to Candace Andrews, the VTC show producer.
The cast is now attending twice weekly rehearsals in Prosser. The cast and crew moves to the Sunnyside High School auditorium in late February for rehearsals, with March performance dates, said Andrews.
Performance dates are March 19, 20, 26, 27, at 7:30 p.m., and March 21 at 2 p.m.
. Julia Hart can be contacted at
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