Gang up for mu­si­cal hit

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are en­cour­aged to get their gang­ster on for the open­ing night of Nep­tune The­atre Com­pany’s lat­est pro­duc­tion, Guy and Dolls. Set against the back­drop of New York, the mu­si­cal fol­lows Nathan Detroit as he does his best to keep one short step ahead of the law. Des­per­ate to make some money to fund his gam­bling habit, Nathan de­cides to put the squeeze on high-roller Sky Master­son. Nathan wa­gers that Sky won’t be able to talk vir­ginal Sal­va­tion Army lass Sarah Brown into go­ing on a date with him. As Sky tries to talk Sarah around, Nathan does his best to fend off his fi­ance, Miss Ade­laide, who is grow­ing in­creas­ingly frus­trated with what has be­come a 14-year en­gage­ment to the slip­pery Mr Detroit. Di­rected by Wendy Fa­hey and chore­ographed by Cherie Goosey, the stel­lar cast of Nep­tune’s stag­ing of the clas­sic mu­si­cal in­cludes tenoriffic lead­ing man Casey Fe­gan as Sky, Tammy Dun­don as Sarah and Cherie Goosey as Ade­laide. New faces in­clude Leigh Har­ri­son as Nathan and Jay Ahrens and Brock Dun­stan as side­kicks Nicely Nicely John­son and Ben­nie South­gate. Renowned ‘‘per­for­mance junkie’’ Fang the Labradoo­dle also fea­tures – her fifth role in a mu­si­cal com­edy. Fa­hey de­scribes Guys and Dolls as a won­der­ful piece of the­atre. ‘‘There is a rea­son why it is so en­dur­ing – the songs, the story, ev­ery­thing about the show is great,’’ she says. ‘‘We have a fan­tas­tic cast of regulars and new­com­ers, in­clud­ing Fang, who can’t get enough of the stage..’’ That score in­cludes en­dur­ing favourites Luck Be a Lady Tonight, Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat, I’ve Never Been in Love Be­fore and If I Were a Bell.

plays Tweed Heads Civic The­atre Fri­days and Satur­days at 7.30pm and Satur­days and Sun­days at 1.30pm from to­mor­row un­til Septem­ber 30. Tick­ets are $15 to $25. Call 5536 2446 to book.

Tammy Dun­don and Casey Fe­gan star in

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