Waukee Theatre Arts Presents Guys and Dolls
Guys and Dolls first premiered on Broadway in 1950 and ran for 1200 performances, which lead to winning the Tony Award for Best Musical. With music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, this play is based on “The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown” and “Blood Pressure” – two short stories by Damon Runyon.
Set in Runyon’s mythical New York City, this oddball romantic comedy – considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy – soars with the spirit of Broadway as it introduces us to a cast of vivid characters who have become legends in the canon: Sarah Brown, the upright but uptight “mission doll,” out to reform the evildoers of Time Square; Sky Masterson, the slick, high-rolling gambler who woos her on a bet and ends up falling in love; Adelaide, the chronically ill nightclub performer whose condition is brought on by the fact she’s been engaged to the same man for 14 years; and Nathan Detroit, her devoted fiancé, desperate as always to find a spot for his infamous floating crap game. Funny and romantic everything magically works out in the end.
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Tickets: $12 Adults, $8 Students, $1 off if purchased online.
- April 5 at 7 p.m.
- April 6 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Location: Waukee High School Auditorium, 555 University Avenue, Waukee, IA