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A sure bet at Tibbits | Encore Michigan

A sure bet at Tibbits | Encore Michigan

By Judith Cookis Rubens

Posted on encoremichigan.com: July 25, 2014 at 3:56 p.m.

Guys and Dolls“Classic” musicals generally endure the test of time, and, in the case of “Guys and Dolls,” they’ve got the songs, substance and style to back up the label.

Tibbits Summer Theatre’s current revival of the 1950 “Guys and Dolls” proves right on the money, still. Showcasing bright, young talent and high production values, this show about 1940s New York City sinners manages to feel wistfully nostalgic and of-today at the same time. It’s a fine balance, and one that wouldn’t work without the major song and dance talent of this year’s company and their contagious energy.

Right from the opening “Fugue for Tinhorns,” we’re escorted into this frenetic world of wise-guy gamblers, show girls and missionaries, and the “oldest established permanent floating crap game in New York,” run by perennial fiance, Nathan Detroit.

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