Mark Saltzman

screenwriter . tv writer
  playwright . songwriter


Another Roll of the Dice

North Coast Rep, San Diego 2019


It is a charming, funny, nostalgic, faithful, well-sung and well-produced show that creatively honors the memory of Runyon and Loesser.

Pam Kragen, The San Diego Union-Tribune

Still from Another Roll of the Dice

The cast of “Another Roll of the Dice” at North Coast Repertory Theatre, from left: Allison Spratt Pearce, Darrick Penny, Lance Carter, Sarah Errington, Elliot Lazar and Jason Maddy.(Courtesy of Aaron Rumley)

Saltzman told, “We imagined Guys and Dolls as a pastrami dinner at Mindy’s Restaurant and Another Roll of the Dice as a slice of cheesecake for dessert. Or maybe strudel.   …read more

Michael Gioia, Playbill

In The Tin Pan Alley Rag, Mark Saltzman has devised a highly entertaining and original show about two of America’s most celebrated composers, one an immigrant Jew with a passion for writing hits and the other a black man with a passion for writing art.

R, The Vista Press</span

Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose, but with Another Roll of the Dice you’ll find a real winner.

Andy Lee, North County Sun

Six excellent actors, playing umpteen comedic roles adds up to one fun-filled evening you will love!

Art Rocks 247

A roller-coaster of a musical ride through “Guys and Dolls” territory that will keep you giggling.

Jean Lowerison, SDGLN

The characters are brought to life by this brilliant cast of performers playing multiple roles.

Elizabeth Westphal Youngman, The Village News

Mark Saltzman and director Larry Sousa collaborated to bring us more of Damon Runyon’s loveable gangsters, their Judys, and a few unlikely types who were swayed to the shady side for love or money in the world premiere of Another Roll of the Dice.   …read more

Eva Trieger, San Diego Jewish World

In the world premiere of the cleverly crafted story of shady characters and shady stories in Mark Saltzman’s musical comedy.

The Vista News