Guys & Dolls at the Warner Grand

Saturday night was date night for Paula and me. It was nice to get out without her Mother along. We started with dinner at Nikko’s on 6th St in San Pedro. Nikko’s is a nice Italian restaurant. I had fettuccine alfredo. Delicious. We don’t often have pasta at home seeing as Mary doesn’t care for it.

After we finished dinner, we headed up the street to the Warner Grand to see Scalawag Production’s “Guys & Dolls”.

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This is the second Scalawag production that we have seen at the Warner Grand theater. Last year we saw the musical “Fame – The Musical” at the Warner. Scalawag continues to present high quality musical productions at a reasonable price in San Pedro. Scalawag Productions is a non-profit corporation committed to developing young talent for the musical stage. Unfortunately, tonight is the last performance of Guys and Dolls. I am sure they will be back again next year. Stay tuned. They are worthy of your support.

Here is the synopsis of Guys and Dolls on wikipedia.

Now on to the Scalawag production. I guess my favorite song was the routine “Sit Down You’re Rocking the Boat” sung by Nicely-Nicely Johnson (played by Andrew Lucero). The performance by Mr Lucero sort of reminded me of Paul Reubens (aka Pee Wee Herman). This was the routine sung in the second act on how to get to heaven. All of the guys are at the revival meeting because they had all lost a bet with Nathan Detroit. It was probably made famous in the version in the movie (of the movie in 1955) sung by inimitable  Stubby Kaye. It’s probably not fair comparing Mr Lucero with Stubby Kaye. But seeing as I can’t post a video of the Scalawag version, I will show the movie version instead. Same goes for Frank Sinatra who played Nathan Detroit in the movie.

If perhaps, you don’t remember my post last year, here’s my post on “Fame – The Musical”

We had a great time.

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