Connecticut Theatre Company’s “Spotlight On…” series continues with a look into our talented cast and crew of Guys and Dolls. Get to know Meghan Glynn!
Introduce Yourself to Our Audience:
My name is Meghan Glynn. I am thrilled to be making my CTC debut in Guys and Dolls! The most important thing you should know about me is that my dogs are my everything. I have a chocolate lab aptly named Bear, a rescue mutt named Pally and my littlest one Skunk- a Chinese crested. You can find me snuggling my babes when I’m not busy rehearsing!
What character do you play?
Sargent Sarah Brown.
What makes you most excited about returning to the stage after the pandemic?
I am most excited to be doing something I love, with people I admire and respect greatly. I am so grateful that CTC has found a way to safely resume our production that we all have worked so hard to bring you.
Who is your favorite character in Guys and Dolls? And why?
All of them! I can’t pick just one. This show is comprised of some of the best written characters in theater. If I had to pick one, I would say Sky Masterson. Sky is everything Sarah wants- but she doesn’t know it. He has his own moral ground. He never welches on a bet and is a man of his word. He’s confident, charming and charismatic. Most importantly? He’s willing to grow as a person.
What are you most excited for our audience to experience while watching our first production in over a year?
I cannot wait for the audience to experience live theater again. It is so enjoyable for us, the cast, to be able to gather and rehearse to make this show great for the audience. It will be even more magical once we are all in the same room- falling in love with Sarah and Sky, and Nathan and Adelaide… with the help of the incomparable Frank Loesser.
Who inspired your love of theater? And why?
When I was a child, my family and I would participate in our local community cabaret. These shows were run by Nancy and Joe Holt. Joe made the stage seem like a wonderland of possibilities, while Nancy helmed the ship in the right direction. The combination was perfect, and I’ve been hooked ever since!
With music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, Guys and Dolls opens June 11th and runs through June 27th at Connecticut Theatre Company. Tickets on sale now!