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Spotlight On: Abby Svelan


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



Please introduce yourself and state your role in the show.

I’m Abby Svelan and I’m playing the role of a Hot Box Girl.


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

Sky Masterson is my favorite because he is funny and I like his romance with Sarah Brown.


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

Sarah Brown is my favorite because she is kind and determined, and I like how her character evolves throughout the show.


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

I’m so excited to dance!! The Hot Box Girls have a fun, sassy energy that I know I’ll enjoy.


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?

A Hot Box Girl!! They’re energetic and get to dance every day.


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

This show is absolutely hilarious with over-the-top characters and super talented actors portraying them!!


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!