Gangsters and gamblers, spirited missionaries, Havana dolls and the Hot Box showgirls will be in town and on stage at 7:30 p.m. on March 8 and 2:30 p.m. on March 9 in the Spry Middle School Auditorium, 19 South Ave.
To be performed will be “Guys and Dolls Jr.” — Broadway’s musical comedy about gambling men and the women in their lives. This musical is based on the stories of Damon Runyon, stars Aidan Jacobs as master gambler Sky Masterson; Sam Nagar as fellow gambler Nathan Detroit; Analiesse Brown as Miss Adelaide, the pride of the Hot Box Club; and Madeleine Tischner as Sister Sarah Brown.
Spry Middle School will recreate this broadway classic with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. The original production of “Guys and Dolls” won five
Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
In 1951, the year after it opened, it received a record-breaking $1 million for the motion picture rights and was made into a film starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra. The 1992 broadway revival received four more Tonys, including Best Revival.
“Guys and Dolls” features hits that include “I’ve Never Been in Love Before,” “A Bushel and a Peck” and “Luck, Be a Lady.” Bringing “Guys and Dolls” to the Spry stage was made possible by Artistic Director William Ambler, Production Manager Tricia Mungo, Choreographer Jackie Collins and Music Director Lon Beery.
Ticket sales are $7 each at Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door.