|THEATRE GUYS AND DOLLS|
JEFF GRIGGS as Sky Masterson
GUYS AND DOLLS
with Jessica Bernard,
Barry Pearl and Alet Taylor
Cabrillo Music Theatre
Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Center
Thousand Oaks, CA
|CRITIC'S PICK: "Charming triple-threat performances highlight director Nick DeGruccio's
sparkling revisit to Frank Loesser's oft-revived 1950 musical... The story's dual romantic
entangelements play out with gusto and heart, courtesy of stellar lead portrayals.
Griggs' super-cool Masterson is a charmer from the get-go. Glorious sounds emerge when
this gifted baritone launches into Loesser's evergreen love duets ("I'll Know, "I've Never Been
in Love Before") with the equally terrific Bernard."
- Backstage West - Les Spindle
|Jeff Griggs and Jessica Bernard|
|JEFFGRIGGS GUYS AND DOLLS|
|"As the suave high-roller Sky Masterson, Jeff Griggs uses his booming baritone voice to great effect in the show's most celebrated scene: the crap game in the sewer, where he sings "Luck Be a Lady". With full orchestra ably led by Darryl Archibald, fabulous sets and sizzling choreography, "Guys and Dolls" is a natural. Bet the house on it."
- Thousand Oaks Acorn - Cary Ginell
|COMES UP ACES: "Luck Be a Lady" delivered with charm and zest.
"Romantic leads Jeff Griggs as super -gambler Sky Masterson and Jessica Bernard as Sarah Brown... take your breath away. Griggs sings gloriously, with warmth and style throughout. Bernard adds a clear-as-a-bell high soprano that sends shivers through the audience."
- Ventura County Star - Rita Moran