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Guys and Dolls

August 20-30, 1982

Nicely-Nicely Johnson – Peter Joslin
Benny Southstreet – David Bardes
Rusty Charlie – Jim Sanford
Sarah Brown – Sue Pacolitch
Arvide Abernathy – Mitchell Kontoff
Harry the Horse – Charlie Cavanaugh
Lt. Brannigan – Ron Court
Nathan Detroit – Mark Bortner
Miss Adelaide – Wendy Cohen
Sky Masterson – Jim Parker
Mimi – Ellie Friml
General Cartwright – Lucy Robinson
Big Jule – Curtis Wright
Mission Band – Lisa Blunt, Michelle Carter, Lauren Groff, Michelle Kaufman
Ensemble – Don Hirsch, Jennifer Howard, Huck Davies, Bill Friml, Lee Gordon, Phil Tilson, Marcia Buckley, Lori Klein, Leslie Smith, Laura Graddock, Lucy Marion, Sally Mehegan, Marilyn Parker, Cherie Pearson, Barbara Wright, Nancy Idol, Bill McMullin, Michael Ram, Elliot Smith, John Hoffman, Jim Dodds, Betty Hyde

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Director - Leo Cohen
Music Director - Fred Pacolitch
Producers - Barbara and Curtis Wright
Choreography - Jan Campbell and Avery Smith
Set Design - Ellie and Bill Friml
Lighting Design - Chris Tall

Guys and Dolls is a musical romantic comedy involving the unlikeliest of Manhattan pairings: a high-rolling gambler and a puritanical missionary, a showgirl dreaming of the straight-and-narrow and a crap game manager who is anything but. Set in the Manhattan of Damon Runyon’s short stories, Guys and Dolls tells of con-man Nathan Detroit’s efforts to find new life for his illegal, but notorious, crap game. When their trusty venue is found out by the police, Nathan has to find a new home for his crap game quickly - but he doesn’t have the dough to secure the one location he finds. Enter Sky Masterson, a high-rolling gambler willing to take on any honest bet with a high enough reward attached. Nathan bets Sky that he can’t take the “doll” of Nathan’s choosing to Havana, Cuba, with him on a date. When Sky agrees to the bet, Nathan chooses uptight Evangelist Sergeant Sarah Brown, head of Broadway’s Save-a-Soul Mission. Sky thinks he’s been duped, but he’s in for even more of a surprise when his efforts to woo Sarah are so successful that he falls in love with her himself! Guys and Dolls takes us from bustle of Times Square to the dance clubs of Havana to the sewers of New York City as it demonstrates the great lengths to which a guy will go when he truly falls in love with a “doll.” Guys and Dolls features some of Frank Loesser’s most memorable tunes, including the hilarious “Adelaide’s Lament,” the romantic “I’ve Never Been in Love Before,” the exuberant “If I Were a Bell,” and the classic “Luck Be a Lady.”

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