GUYS and DOLLS - in Concert

Friday, May 5, 2017 8:00PM
East Auditorium

GUYS and DOLLS - in Concert

April 28 at 8pm | April 29 at 8pm | April 30 at 2pm | May 6 at 8pm | May 7 at 2pm | May 12 at 8pm | May 13 at 8pm | May 14 at 2pm

$36 (general admission)

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 Olivier’s. Music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows.

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 fourteen 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.

Critics agree: “Guys and Dolls is a triumph and a delight,” "A thoroughly enjoyable example of musical comedy at its very best,” “It’s Times Square according to Damon Runyon.”