Guys and Dolls

Guys and Dolls

"Guys and Dolls"

July, 20, 21, 22*, 2018 (Fri, Sat, Sun*)
July 26, 27, 28, 29*, 2018 (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun*)
Grand Opera House, Pierre, SD

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.

Tickets On Sale: July 9, 2018
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Preview Performance: Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Preview tickets are $5 at the door.

A Musical Fable of Broadway
by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling 
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Based on a Story and Characters of Damon Runyon
Director Brad Steckelberg
Assistant Director Paul Joseph
Musical Director Jamie Werner

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.


Sky Masterson: Rodd Bauck
Arvide: Roberta Dutenhoeffer
Dancer: Sami Gortmaker
Nicely Nicely: Glenn Harris
Harry the Horse: Mark Hiatt
General Cartwright: Priscilla Hofer
Mission Band Singer (Calvin): Aiden Javuvek-Humig
Big Mama Jewel: Zarabeth Joseph
Dancer: Tariqa Joseph 
Miss Adelaide: Alyssa Kahler
Dancer: Sarah Kanz
Sarah Brown: Lydia Kanz 
Nathan Detroit: Kevin Kumpf
Angie the Ox: Levi McKinley
Benny: Judah McKinley 
Mission Band Singer: Jordan Morley
Dancer: Dara Ness 
Joey Biltmore: Bridger Ness
Lt. Brannigan: Kalder Ness
Mission Band Singer: Maria Schwader
Rusty Charlie: Andrew Yaeger


“Guys and Dolls” is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.