Connecticut Theatre Company’s “Spotlight On…” series continues with a look into our talented cast and crew of Guys and Dolls. Get to know Jeanie Tuzzio!
Please introduce yourself and state your role in the show.
My name is Jeanie Tuzzio and I’m part of the hardworking ensemble! Keep your eyes open for me!
Who is your favorite guy from the Guys and Dolls movie, Nathan Detroit or Sky Masterson? Why?
I mean, let’s be real. They’re both pretty terrible people, right? One lies to his wife constantly and one gets a girl drunk without her consent. It’s very messy. But I think that’s why this show is great because it doesn’t apologize for them, it shows how the girls are the ones who were right the whole time.
Who is your favorite girl from the Guys and Dolls, Sarah Brown or Miss Adelaide? Why?
Sarah. Girl sticks to her guns and doesn’t change and as soon as she gets a whiff of her man not doing right by her, she’s out. I respect that.
What are you most excited about accomplishing in your role for this show?
As an ensemble member, it’s easy to just be somebody who walks across stage. But we have an important role to create the culture of the show and make it feel real and like a real world. I hope that the audience sees my character even though she doesn’t have any lines and realizes that she’s part of the culture just as much as any other character.
If you could be a part of Nathan’s gang, a Hot Box Girl, a Save A Soul Mission member, or Havana Night Club attendee, what would you choose?
Personally? Havana Night Club. I love dancing and I used to teach Zumba. I also love the night life and love to boogie.
Tell the people something to get them excited for this show!
This cast is crazy talented and incredibly well cast. This show is so much fun and everyone has great comedic timing. Time will pass and you won’t know how.
With music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, Guys and Dolls opens March 20th and runs through April 5th at Connecticut Theatre Company. Tickets on sale now!