Guys and Dolls

Guys and Dolls
produced by Creative Arts Theater

April 20 – 30 2017

Press Release:

Contact: Robert Blomker
Marketing and Vice President
Creative Arts Theater
Phone: (760) 680-5181


Victorville, CA – Creative Arts Theater, the High Desert’s premiere company for extraordinary
theater, continues its 2017 season with the classic American musical Guys and Dolls April 20
through 30 at the High Desert Center for the Arts in Victorville.

Broadway musicals have become a tradition for thousands of patrons throughout the high desert
region… and is there any American musical more classic than Guys and Dolls? Considered by
many to be the perfect musical comedy, and featuring signature songs like “Luck Be A Lady,” “A
Bushel and a Peck,” and “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat,” Guys and Dolls weaves a
memorable tale of old-time gangsters, hot-box girls, and gambling. Based on the short stories of
Damon Runyan, Guys and Dolls continues to be a cultural touchstone of lovable wise-guys and
the women who find themselves romantically entangled with them.

“While CAT likes to do new and contemporary pieces, sometimes a classic musical is just the
right fit!” says Tim Glisson, Director, “Ammiel Hamrick (Assistant Director/Choreographer) and
I wanted to work together on this project. It has love, laughs, and great musical numbers. It’s a
great show for the entire family without having to take a trip ‘down the hill’.”

Wyatt Hendrickson joins Creative Arts Theater for a second time, now playing Sky Masterson.
Mr. Hendrickson recently appeared in CAT’s 2016 production of Bonnie and Clyde: The Musical.

Maddy Velasquez makes her Creative Arts Theater debut as Sister Sarah Brown, April 20-22 &
28-30. The Sultana High School graduate recently captivated High Desert audiences with her
performance as Claire Standish in Ghost Light Theater’s The Breakfast Club.

On April 23 & 27, Emma Harbottle will take the stage as Sister Sarah Brown. This marks Ms.
Harbottle’s first lead role with Creative Arts Theater, previous roles with CAT include; Vivian in
Oklahoma!, and Eleanor in Bonnie and Clyde: The Musical!

No stranger to the stages of the Inland Empire, Inland Theatre League Award winner, Aaron
Niotta plays Nathan Detroit. Mr. Niotta recently appeared as Johnny in Fine Arts Network Theater
Company’s American Idiot, and Sir Robin in Worldwide Theatricals’ Spamalot. Niotta was last
seen on this stage as Carl Hanratty in Creative Arts Theater’s Catch Me If You Can.

Alexis Hendrickson makes her third appearance with Creative Arts Theater as Miss Adelaide.
Mrs. Hendrickson recently appeared in CAT’s 2016 production of Bonnie and Clyde: The
Musical as Blanche. She also appeared as an ensemble member in CAT’s Sweeney Todd: The
Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

They are joined by Zach Nolan as Nicely Nicely Johnson, Paul Riding as Benny Southstreet,
and John Bradshaw as Rusty Charlie.

Rounding out the cast of Guys and Dolls are Bradley Wieck, Brian Ayres, Tim Glisson, rustee
Snyder, Martin Gonzalez, Donovan Deland, Christopher Michael Rose, Julia Locke, Shari
Southall, Alyssa Chaney, Danyin Morck, Marissa Young, Lisa Bliss, Lorelei Ramirez, Linda
Locke, Melanie Ramirez, Rominna Fuentes, and Rhonert Pascual.

Tim Glisson is at the directorial helm of this production of Guys and Dolls. Mr. Glisson is one of
the founders of Creative Arts Theater and most recently directed Bonnie and Clyde: The Musical.
Ammiel Hamrick is the choreographer for this classic musical. They are joined by Robert K.
Blomker II as Music Director, Cherie Glisson as Costume Designer, and Hunter Olivia Riding
as the Production Stage Manager.

This production of Guys and Dolls is made possible in part by contributions from sponsors
Massey Insurance Services and High Desert Community Foundation.

Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Music Direction by Robert K. Blomker II
Choreography by Ammiel Hamrick
Directed by Tim Glisson
April 20 – 30
Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm; matinees on Sundays at 2:30pm.
Tickets are $14 – $16. Discounts available for groups, seniors, military, and students.

Press Invited Rehearsal: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 7pm

Please like our Facebook page to follow along with this and other productions

About Creative Arts Theater
Creative Arts Theater is an award-winning, nonprofit, theatre production company, featuring the
finest stage talent in the region and is known for bringing profession quality live theatre to the high
desert. Located in the heart of Victorville in San Bernardino County, California, Creative Arts
Theater offers an array of stage productions year-round. It is situated in the High Desert Center
for the Arts, 15615 8th St. Victorville, CA, and is within easy access to all the High Desert. For
more information, please visit

Follow Creative Arts Theater on Twitter @CATArtsTheater or and on
Facebook at

Promotional Videos:



Rehearsal Photos:

This slideshow requires JavaScript.