Join Nathan Detroit as he continues to scheme to get ahead in the gambling world – and attempts to avoid marrying his girl Adelaide – while Sky Masterson learns what it means to truly come up aces when he meets missionary Sarah Brown.
Performances February 17-19, 24-26, March 3-5, 2017
Bring baby formula, diapers, or wet wipes for the Infant Center of the Salvation Army in Des Moines to the performance and receive one free soda and free box of popcorn.
Director: Greg Millar
ADSM: Rusk Dorsett
Music Director: Robert Uy
Choreographer: Dani Boal
Set in Damon Runyon’s New York City, Guys and Dolls JR. follows gambler Nathan Detroit as he tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend, nightclub performer Adelaide, laments that they’ve been engaged for 14 years without ever getting married. Nathan turns to fellow gambler Sky Masterson for the dough, but Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary Sarah Brown. Guys and Dolls JR. takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong.
Guys and Dolls JR. is an adaptation of the show considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Its namesake ran for 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950 and won numerous Tony Awards including Best Musical.