Another Roll of the Dice at North Coast Repertory Theatre

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North Coast Repertory Theatre is capping its highly successful Season 37 with the World Premiere of ANOTHER ROLL OF THE DICE, a rollicking musical reuniting songwriter Frank Loesser and author Damon Runyon, creators of the legendary Guys and Dolls. In Dice, three classic Runyon stories are intertwined with hits from the Loesser songbook, including “Heart and Soul,” “I Hear Music,” “Two Sleepy People,” and “Let’s Get Lost,” performed by iconic Runyonesque characters. Audiences who may be familiar with Nathan Detroit and Miss Adelaide from "Guys and Dolls" will delight in meeting some of their colleagues-in-crime from Runyonland: Joey Uptown, Baseball Hattie, Tobias the Terrible, singer Georgia St George and the much-in-demand safecracker, Touch Feely. Don’t take a gamble – get your winning ticket now and be among the first to witness the birth of a sure-fire classic.

Larry Sousa directs Lance Carter,* Sarah Errington,* Eliot Lazar, Jason Maddy,* Allison Spratt Pearce,* and Darrick Penny* in ANOTHER ROLL OF THE DICE. The design team includes Marty Burnett (Scenic Design), Matthew Novotny (Lighting), Aaron Rumley (Sound Design/Projections), Elisa Benzoni (Costumes), and Phillip Korth (Props). Cindy Rumley* is the stage manager.
*The actor or stage manager appears through the courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States. For background information and photos, go to www.northcoastrep.org/press.

ANOTHER ROLL OF THE DICE previews begin Wednesday, July 10. Opening Night on Saturday, July 13, at 8pm. There will be a special talkback on Friday, July 19, with the cast and artistic director. It will play Wednesdays at 7pm, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2pm with Sundays at 7pm and a Wednesday matinee on July 31 at 2pm. Runs through August 11, 2019.
North Coast Repertory Theatre is located at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075. Tickets: Previews - $45, Week Nights - $52; Sat. Eve. & Sun. Mat. $56; Sat. Mat. & Sun Night - $49. By popular demand, a Wednesday Matinee has been added on July 31 at 2pm - $52. Seniors, Students, Military & Educators - $3 off admission. There is also a $20 rush for tickets 15 minutes before performance if available. Call 858-481-1055, or visit www.northcoastrep.org to purchase tickets.

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With six endearing, vocally awesome — and I mean AWESOME — actors playing thirty characters, this new Runyonland definitely diverts. With names like Haystack Duggler, Ledge Dugan, and Tobias “The Terrible” Tweeney, we get enough Runyonisms and funny wisecracks to wile away the evening. Larry Sousa’s dashing direction and combustible choreography gets a boost from Jack Lipson’s orchestrations and Cris O’Bryon’s sparkling music direction.

sweet-sour - Tony Frankel - Stage and Cinema - ...read full review


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ANOTHER ROLL OF THE DICE is a lovely return visit to the GUYS AND DOLLS universe with some fun characters, romance, and lovely songs.

sweet - Erin - Talk Theatre to Me - ...read full review


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Six versatile actors flashed across the stage nimbly incarnating some 30 different characters with apparent ease and amazingly deft definition.

sweet - Ken Herman - San Diego Story - ...read full review


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In a time when the world is topsy-turvy Mark Saltzman’s book with music and lyrics from Frank Loesser’s playbook and with keen direction and choreography by Larry Sousa, this brand new “Another Roll Of The Dice” is a welcome relief from reality...

The talented and excellent cast is pretty busy changing roles and shifting characters all in a flash of an eyelash and dressed to characterize each shady type by Elsa Benzoni.

sweet - Carol Davis - Carol's Theatre Reviews - ...read full review


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With six endearing, vocally awesome — and I mean AWESOME — actors playing thirty characters, this new Runyonland definitely diverts. With names like Haystack Duggler, Ledge Dugan, and Tobias “The Terrible” Tweeney, we get enough Runyonisms and funny wisecracks to wile away the evening. Larry Sousa’s dashing direction and combustible choreography gets a boost from Jack Lipson’s orchestrations and Cris O’Bryon’s sparkling music direction.

sweet-sour - Tony Frankel - Stage and Cinema - ...read full review


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ANOTHER ROLL OF THE DICE is a lovely return visit to the GUYS AND DOLLS universe with some fun characters, romance, and lovely songs.

sweet - Erin - Talk Theatre to Me - ...read full review


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Six versatile actors flashed across the stage nimbly incarnating some 30 different characters with apparent ease and amazingly deft definition.

sweet - Ken Herman - San Diego Story - ...read full review


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In a time when the world is topsy-turvy Mark Saltzman’s book with music and lyrics from Frank Loesser’s playbook and with keen direction and choreography by Larry Sousa, this brand new “Another Roll Of The Dice” is a welcome relief from reality...

The talented and excellent cast is pretty busy changing roles and shifting characters all in a flash of an eyelash and dressed to characterize each shady type by Elsa Benzoni.

sweet - Carol Davis - Carol's Theatre Reviews - ...read full review