"Guys and Dolls" ★★★

Very few actresses can play both sweet ingenues and brassy dames such as that eternal fiance, Miss Adelaide. The remarkable Jessie Mueller is the shining star of director Matt Raftery's youthful, mostly enjoyable production of "Guys and Dolls." Without Mueller's ebullient Adelaide, this production would be rolling the dice. There's not a lot of chemistry between Brian Hissong's Sky Masterson and Abby Mueller's earnest Sarah, the vocal talents of both of those performers notwithstanding. But to his credit, Raftery, who is making his directorial debut at the Marriott, has some ideas that show great promise. Through March 27 at the Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire; $40-$48 at 847-634-0200 and marriotttheatre.com - CHRIS JONES
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