"Guys and Dolls"
July, 20, 21, 22* 2018 (Fri, Sat, Sun*)
July 26, 27, 28, 29* (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun*)
Grand Opera House, Pierre, SD
Preview Performance: July 18, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Preview tickets are $5 at the door.
Tickets On Sale: July 9, 2019
Doors Open at 7:00 p.m., Performance at 7:30 p.m.
*Sunday Matinee Doors Open at 1:30 p.m., Performance at 2 p.m.
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A Musical Fable of Broadway
Book by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Based on a Story and Characters of Damon Runyon
Director Brad Steckelberg
Musical Director Laura Schmidt
Auditions: Auditions will be held Monday and Tuesday, May 21-22, 2018, 7 p.m. at the Grand Opera House. This is a large cast show. For more information, contact Director Brad Steckelberg at 605.376.9881 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, “Guys and Dolls” is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they've been engaged for 14 years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, and Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown, as a result. “Guys and Dolls” takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong.
Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, “Guys and Dolls” ran for 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950. It received nearly unanimous positive reviews from critics and won a bevy of awards, including Tony Awards, Drama Desks and Oliviers. Frequently revived, the show has been done with numerous all-star casts, including productions/concerts featuring Ewan McGregor, Jane Krakowski, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Jessica Biel.
“Guys and Dolls” is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.