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Spotlight On: David Schancupp


Connecticut Theatre Company’s “Spotlight On…” series continues with a look into our talented cast and crew of Guys and Dolls. Get to know David Schancupp!


Please introduce yourself and state your role in the show.

David Schancupp (Arvide Abernathy)


Who is your favorite guy from the Guys and Dolls movie, Nathan Detroit or Sky Masterson?  Why?

Both, since the movie was so mis-cast.  Brando SHOULD have been Nathan, and Sinatra SHOULD have been Sky.


Who is your favorite girl from the Guys and Dolls, Sarah Brown or Miss Adelaide? Why?

Adelaide – she has much more personality than Sarah (even though Sarah is my granddaughter)


What are you most excited about accomplishing in your role for this show?

Establishing the loving relationship between Sarah and her grandfather.


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?

Part of Nathan’s gang, especially Nicely-Nicely (but that ship has sailed!)


Tell the people something to get them excited for this show!

Although written in 1950, the colorful characters and plot are a timeless snapshot of  a unique era in New York, and the score has some of the finest songs ever written for Broadway (“I’ve Never Been in Love Before”, “A Bushel and a Peck”, “Luck Be A Lady”, “Guys and Dolls”, and, of course, “More I cannot Wish You”.  It’s truly a classic of the American theatre!


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!