All’s Fair in Love, War, and Hollywood Bowl Parking

This weekend at the Hollywood Bowl, luck’s not necessarily a lady; it’s a parking spot.  I’m no gambler, but I’d be willing to bet that if you show up later than 6:00 PM on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday (even though showtime’s not until 8:30 PM and 7:30 PM on Sunday) to see the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra’s rendition of Frank Losesser’s classic Guys and Dolls, there won’t be a spot for miles.

From conductor Kevin Sites and director Richard Jay Alexander, the same dapper gents who sent the songs of Les Miserables soaring into the hills last summer—and with the help of Tony-award winning choreographer Donna McKechnie—Guys and Dolls promises to be a star-studded event.  Jessica Biel assumes the role of the innocent missionary Sarah Brown, Scott Bakula shoots for Nathan Detroit, Brian Stokes Mitchell—living up to his nickname as Broadway’s “last-leading man”—plays Sky Masterson, and as Arvide Abernathy, the always lovable yet consistently overlooked Beau Bridges.  Oh, and don’t forget Brando and Sinatra, whose ghosts are sure to be hovering in the mist, shooting craps and snapping along to all the loveable numbers they once called their own. 

Needless to say, this weekend might be the time to try out that old LA public transportation system.  Or who knows?  Luck might be on your side.

The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra’s production of Guys and Dollsopens its curtains at 8:30 PM on Friday, July 31st and Saturday, August 1st, then at 7:30 PM on Sunday, August 2nd.  Please call (323) 850-2000 or click here for more information. 

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