Friday, May 3, 2013

May 3-June 30, 2013
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Bob Abelman

The Broadway musical and national tours of the Broadway musical that come through PlayhouseSquare have become a performing arts paradox.  They single-handedly raise the casual theater audiences’ entertainment expectations while lowering their standards.  Not true for the absolutely stellar production of “Guys and Dolls” produced by Great Lakes Theater in collaboration with PlayhouseSquare.

To see a full review of this show, read Bob Abelman's News-Herald article here.

Fran Heller

The production bubbles over with joy. The actors' delight in their roles is infectious and palpable.
Every aspect of this show bears the imprimatur of the director's love for this legendary classic.
I loved this show. I bet you will, too.

To see a full review of this show, read Fran Heller's review at the Cleveland Jewish News

Christine Howey

Those lovable cardsharks, bone-shakers, horserace touts and their dames are back again, filling the fictional streets of New York City with their tortured syntax and great songs, in Guys and Dolls. This co-production by Great Lakes Theater and PlayhouseSquare gets plenty of things right—including a couple juicy performances and some ensemble dance scenes that jolt the Hanna stage to life. 

To see a full review of this show, read Christine Howey's review at  Cleveland Scene


Guys & Dolls wreaks of ‘Old Broadway.’ Huge, brilliantly choreographed, full company dance numbers, a classic romance or two, a witty, fast-paced and intelligent script, a perfect cast, and a dazzling set combine to make this a DO NOT MISS production.

To see a full review of this show, read Kory's blog here.

Andrea Simakis

Everything about this smart, joyful production pays homage to the original but adds the fizz of the new.

To see a full review of this show, read Andrea Simakis' blog or visit here.