Civic’s Young Artists Program Presents
Guys & Dolls
July 26-29, 2018
Book by Abe Burrows & Jo Swerling
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Based on The Idyll of Sarah Brown and characters by Damon Runyon
Directed & Choreographed by Anne Beck
Music Directed & Conducted by Trevor Fanning
Stage Managed by Abby Scharbrough
Set in the Manhattan of Damon Runyon’s short stories, Guys and Dolls is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they’ve been engaged for fourteen years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, and Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown, as a result.
Guys and Dolls features some of Frank Loesser’s most memorable tunes, including the hilarious “Adelaide’s Lament,” the romantic “I’ve Never Been in Love Before,” the exuberant “If I Were a Bell,” and the classic “Luck Be a Lady.”
GUYS AND DOLLS CAST
Nathan Detroit- Hayden Elefante
Miss Adelaide- Katherine Patterson
Sky Masterson- Nathan Nouri
Sarah Brown- Katelyn Soards
Benny Southstreet- Jacob Schilling
Nicely Nicely Johnson- Mahesh Gupta
Rusty Charlie- Johnny Miller
Big Jule – Luke Vreeman
Harry The Horse – Connor Derocher
Arvida Abernathy- Emily Chrzanowski
General Cartwright- Hannah Illuzi
Joey Biltmore- Parker Smith
Angie The Ox- Jonathan Katter
Brandy Bottle Bates- William Main
Scranton Slim- Michael Geary
Emcee- Sam Surette
Lt Brannigan- Daniel Miller
Hot Box Girls:
Calvin- Eli Milligan
CAST BIOS (IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE)
Mahesh Gupta – Nicely Nicely Johnson
Mahesh will be a junior at Zionsville Community High School this fall and is excited to be part of his second show at The Civic Theatre! Mahesh is in Royalaires show choir and is class president. Previous credits include Enjolras in LES MISERABLES, and Teen Angel in GREASE. He would like to thank his family and the team at YAP for their time and support.
Jacob Schilling- Benny Southstreet
This is Jacob’s second YAP performance. Jacob has been involved with Civic Theatre since he was 8 years old. Some of his theatre credits include: The Defense Lawyer in THE TRIAL OF GOLDILOCKS, a son in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, The Coroner in THE WIZARD OF OZ, and The King of Hearts in ALICE IN WONDERLAND JR. In the fall he will be a junior at Fishers High School. In his spare time, Jacob enjoys playing piano, singing with the Indy Lites/Musicality Arts duet touring groups, playing video games, and hanging with friends. Last summer you may have seen him as Eugene Florczyk in GREASE. Jacob is extremely honored to be part of this amazing GUYS AND DOLLS cast.
Johnny Miller – Rusty Charlie
Johnny is excited to be returning for his second show with Civic’s YAP program. His passion for music began with learning to play the piano, and ever since his drama teacher began to show him the wonderful world of acting, a love for musical theatre was born. Johnny’s recent credits include Roger in GREASE, sailor and steward in ANYTHING GOES, and the Cowardly Lion in THE WIZARD OF OZ.
Katelyn Soards – Sarah Brown
Katelyn is thrilled to be in her third Civic YAP production this summer! She will be a senior at Zionsville Community High School this fall. She is a Royalaire, president of Tri M Music Honor Society, a member of Chamber Choir, and Student Council. Katelyn would like to thank her family, friends and The Civic Family for their constant love and support.
Emily Chrzanowski – Arvida Abernathy
Emily is so excited to be performing on Civic’s stage again! She will be attending Carmel High School as a sophomore in the fall. She has recently performed in ANNIE as the orphan Kate, in JOSEPH as a children’s chorus member, and in RAGTIME as an ensemble member. Lastly, she would like to thank her family for giving her unconditional love.
Connor Derocher – Harry the Horse
Connor is very excited for his third summer back at Civic Theatre. He was a part of YAP’s productions of LEGALLY BLONDE and GREASE. Connor is very proud to call Civic a second summer home and hopes you enjoy the show!
Daniel Miller – Lieutenant Brannigan
Daniel is new to Civic theatre this year. He has been in several productions at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School, where he has just graduated from, as well as Summer Stock Stage. Examples would be FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, and THE KING AND I, among others. Next year, he is going to Anderson University where he plans to continue to participate in theatre, while getting a degree in social work.
Hayden Elefante – Nathan Detroit
This is Hayden’s first time in a Civic show! He is a junior at Zionsville Community High School. His most recent role was Ren McCormack in CYT’s FOOTLOOSE. Additional roles include Grantaire in LES MISERABLES, Terk in Tarzan, Slim in Oklahoma, and Donkey in SHREK. He is also a member of the Royalaires Show Choir mixed ensemble. He would like to pursue Musical Theatre in College. He really thanks his family, friends, and directors for their love, guidance and support.
Jonathan Katter – Angie the Ox, Havana Featured Dancer, Dance Captain
Jon is thrilled to be returning to YAP for his fifth year, having participated in FOOTLOOSE, OKLAHOMA, LEGALLY BLONDE, and GREASE. Jonathan has studied dance for 15 years, taking classes in jazz, tap, ballet, musical theatre, and modern as well as playing the role of Sugar Plum Cavalier in THE NUTCRACKER. Jon was a member of Purple Aires (choir) at Ben Davis, where he graduated with Honors in June. He will be traveling to Florida to pursue his dream of becoming a swordsmith, and audition for dance performance opportunities at Disney, declining attendance at the college dance programs to which he was accepted.
William Main – Brandy Bottle Bates
William is thrilled to be back at Civic Theatre. He will be a senior at Park Tudor where he is an active member of the theatre community. There, he has been in shows such as PETER PAN and RADIUM GIRLS. William was in GREASE last year for the YAP program as well.
Michael Geary- Gambler, Scranton Slim
GUYS AND DOLLS will be Michael’s first Civic theatre production. He has most recently been in CYT’s production of FOOTLOOSE. Michael started theatre in Bismarck, ND five years ago and has enjoyed it from the start. In his spare time, he likes drawing, singing, and dance. He would like to send a special thank you to his voice teacher Jennie Kistner.
Samuel Surette – Emcee, Waiter, Gambler
This is Samuel’s third Civic show with YAP. He will be a senior next fall at Herron High School. Samuel has been involved in theatre for four years and some of his favorite roles include Rev. Shaw Moore (FOOTLOOSE), Not Dead Fred (SPAMALOT), and Prince Charming (CINDERELLA). Enjoy!
Parker Smith – Joey Biltmore, Gambler
This will be Parker’s second time in a YAP production. He will be a junior at Pendleton Heights High School and is a member of PHHS Varsity Competition Show Choir, the Pendletones. Parker occupies his free time with theatre, costume design, and Taekwondo. You might have caught him in last year’s REVUE!, Peter in PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, or Bert in MARY POPPINS. Parker hopes to continue in a variety of theatrical endeavors.
Katherine Patterson – Miss Adelaide
Katherine is going to be a senior at Lebanon High School. This is her third role performing in the YAP program. She has portrayed the roles of Brooke Windham in LEGALLY BLONDE, and Marty in GREASE the past two summers here at Civic. Besides YAP, Katherine has performed with the Little Black Box in Lebanon, and her local high school productions. She was last seen in Civic’s Mainstage production of HAIRSPRAY as Louann the Nicest Kid, this past spring. In her free time, she enjoys playing golf, photography, and playing Guitar Hero. She would like to thank her family and friends for their endless love and support.
Nathan Nouri – Sky Masterson
Nathan is ecstatic to be a part of GUYS AND DOLLS, his second production at the Civic Theatre. Nathan will be attending Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory in the fall. He is the president of Brebeuf’s National Honor Society chapter, the president of Brebeuf’s Model United Nations chapter, and an Eagle Scout. In his free time Nathan enjoys playing piano, spending time with friends, reading, and practicing French. His recent theatre credits include The King of Siam (THE KING AND I), Matt Galloway (THE LARAMIE PROJECT), and GREASE here last summer with YAP.
Madeline Hatfield –Hot Box Doll Mimi
This is Madeline’s first show at Civic. She will be a Senior at Carmel High School and is a member of the Ambassadors show choir. Her most recent role was Ariel in Footloose and she has also performed in the musical Legally Blonde three times. She would like to thank her family, friends and 5 pets for their constant love and support! Enjoy the show!
Hannah Illuzzi – General Matilda Cartwright
This is Hannah’s third show under the direction of the wonderful Anne Beck! Hannah made her debut in YAP’s first ever REVUE! last June. She continued on to be seen as Connie Boylan in ANNIE in the fall of 2017. Other productions include HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, THE LITTLE MERMAID, MARY POPPINS, and most recently GREASE. She hopes to attend Columbia College Chicago in the fall of 2019 to study photography, and grow as a performer in The Windy City.
Luke Vreeman – Big Jule
This is Luke’s third show with Civic Theatre. Luke will be a junior at Carmel High School in the fall. Previous credits include THE LITTLE MERMAID, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, UP THE DOWN STAIRCASE and YAP’s first REVUE!
Melody Barrows – Agatha, Mission Doll
Melody is thrilled to be spending her fourth summer at Civic Theatre in the YAP program. She will be attending Westfield High School as a senior in the fall. Some of her favorite roles have been Louise (RUNNER STUMBLES) and Miss Jones (GREASE). Outside of the theatre, Melody wrestles for her high school and National Team (Indiana Ignites).
Eli Milligan – Calvin the Mission Guy
This is Eli’s Civic Theatre debut! Eli made his stage debut in 3rd grade as Constable Blarney in RATS!, and the Mayor of Munchkinland in THE WIZARD OF OZ. He plays the Bassoon, and took on a second instrument to join the Carmel Marching band. He performs in The Jazz Band, bassoon ensemble, and Carmel High School Symphony Orchestra. Eli is looking forward to joining The Carmel choir family and hopes to become a regular on the Civic stage.
Emma Smiler – Martha, a Mission Doll
Emma is excited to be performing in her second Civic show. Emma will be a sophomore at Carmel High School in the fall and will be a member of the Carmel Accents Show Choir. Some of Emma’s favorite theatre credits include; Mother Abbess in THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Doris MacAfee in BYE BYE BIRDIE, and a sob sister in RAGTIME. Emma would like to thank the directors as well as her family and friends for their support! Enjoy the Show!
Alexandria Audritsh – Ensemble
Alexandria will be a junior at Carmel High School and is thrilled to be back on Civic’s stage. She was the 2017 Miss National Star Queen and she has been performing at community events and venues like The Children’s Museum and The Palladium since she was four.
Alexandria has been involved in numerous pageants and has won multiple awards at various talent shows and competitions. Her favorite credits include LEGALLY BLONDE, THE STING, and PETER PAN.
Alyssa Boldt – Ensemble
Alyssa will be a junior attending Carmel High School. This is her second show with YAP at Civic, having previously been in REVUE! last year. She has also performed with Jr. Civic in four summer shows and was a member of Act One for two years. Other shows at CHS include THE LITTLE MERMAID, UP THE DOWN STAIRCASE, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and CHARLOTTE’S WEB. She will be a two year member of Carmel Accents. Alyssa would like to thank Anne Beck and Trevor Fanning for this opportunity, her family for their constant support, and the Lord for getting her through. Enjoy the Show!
Allison Soards – Ensemble
Allison will be a freshman at Zionsville Community High School this fall. She is super excited to be a part of the YAP family. She would like to thank her friends, family, and everyone involved with this production. Enjoy the show!
Piper Williams – Ensemble
Piper is thrilled to be making her debut on the Booth Tarkington stage after Civic’s cabaret show, REVUE!, last summer. Some favorite past performances include BYE BYE BIRDIE (Penelope), IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE Radio Play (Young Violet/Zuzu), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Golde), and SPIDER’S WEB (Pippa Hailsham-Brown), for which she received a 2017 ENCORE nomination. This summer Piper looks forward to her internship at The CAT theatre, and student directing CHS’s Indy Fringe Show FAILURE: A Love Story. Thank you to Anne Beck for this opportunity and to all of you for supporting live community theatre!
Julia Ammons – Hot Box Doll
Julia is 16 years old and a rising junior at Carmel High School. GUYS AND DOLLS is her 15thshow and her 4th show with Civic! She has previously been seen as Sharpay Evans in HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, Shelley in HAIRSPRAY, and was in YAP’s show, GREASE, last year in the ensemble.
Elie Anania – Hot Box Doll
Elie will be a junior at Carmel High School and is excited to participate in Civic’s YAP program for her second summer. Last summer she was seen in REVUE! Some of her favorite theatre credits include THE MUSIC MAN, ALICE IN WONDERLAND, and WILLY WONKA. Elie would like to thank her parents for their constant support, Anne Beck for always trusting her and giving her unforgettable opportunities, and Mr. Brent and Ms. Holly for making Civic her second home since third grade. Enjoy the show!
Isa Armstrong – Hot Box Doll, Dance Captain
Isa is extremely proud to be joining this great cast! She lives in Fishers and will be a junior at Hamilton Southeastern. Isa’s recent theatre credits include RAGTIME, THE MUSIC MAN, and BILLY ELLIOT. Isa would like to thank her family for their support and the production team for this wonderful opportunity.
McKenna Barr- Hot Box Doll
McKenna is so excited to perform with this cast. At Creekside Middle School she also enjoyed performing in GUYS AND DOLLS as well as ANYTHING GOES. At Civic, McKenna has been involved with Act One, THE WIZARD OF OZ, THE TRIAL OF GOLDILOCKS, SEUSSICAL JR., JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, and JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH. In the fall she will be a freshman at Carmel High School. She has enjoyed this cast and thanks all of the amazing people involved for making this production spectacular.
Kaycee Beck – Hot Box Dancer, Havana Featured Dancer
Kaycee is so excited to perform in her first Civic production. She is a senior at Zionsville Community High School. Her previous roles include Rusty in FOOTLOOSE, Miss Andrew in MARY POPPINS, the Dragon in SHREK, and the Leopard in TARZAN. Kaycee spends her time cheering, hanging out with friends, and being in Royalaires Show Choir. She would like to thank her family, friends, and directors for their support and guidance.
Sarah Konrad – Hot Box Doll, Dance Captain
Sarah is thrilled to be returning to Civic Theatre this summer after her YAP debut as Susie in GREASE. Sarah will be a sophomore at Carmel High School in the fall, and she will be a member of the Carmel Accents Show Choir. She would like to thank her family and her many teachers for their support.
Madeleine Loewen – Hot Box Doll
Madeleine is a Park Tudor student and is entering eleventh grade this fall. She appeared in GREASE last year and is very excited for her second show with the YAP program. Previous roles include Mrs. Darling in PETER PAN, Harriet Roeder in RADIUM GIRLS, Charity in ANYTHING GOES, Lucy in THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE, and Dorothy Gale in THE WIZARD OF OZ. She would like to thank her parents and her little sister Hannah, for all of their support.
Sami Magee – Hot Box Doll
Sami is a sophomore at Carmel High School and is excited to make her Civic theatre debut! Her favorite past roles include Gabriella in HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, Kim McAfee in BYE BYE BIRDIE, Featured dancer in SHREK JR., and Tentacle/Chef in THE LITTLE MERMAID. She loves spending time with her family, friends and her dog, Cooper. Sami is looking forward to being a member of the Carmel Accents show choir in the fall. Enjoy the show!
Mallory McKeeman – Hot Box Doll
Mallory is thrilled to be spending her second summer at Civic Theatre in the YAP program. She will be attending Mt. Vernon High School as a junior in the fall, where she is active in her choir group, Center Stage, and her Acapella group, Locked Out. Mallory’s recent credits include Millie in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, and Atina in THE LITTLE MERMAID.
Claire Miller – Hot Box Doll
This is Claire’s Civic Theatre debut! Claire will be a sophomore at Cathedral High School in the fall. She is a member of the Irish Adrenaline Show choir, dance team, and was recently inducted into the Thespian Troupe 2074. Claire’s recent credits include MARY POPPINS, CINDERELLA, DEAR EDWINA, and the Cathedral Rookie Showcase. She is excited to be a part of this show, and wants to continue to pursue musical theatre.