Guys and Dolls
Saturday 8:00pm March 17, 2012
Sunday 2:30pm March 18, 2012
sponsored by Joan & Michael Hackworth
It all begins with a bet as songs like Adelaide's Lament, A Bushel and a Peck, I've Never Been in Love Before and Luck Be A Lady bring to life an irrepressible cast of characters in early 20th Century New York.
Nathan Detroit bets high-rolling gambler Sky Masterson that Sky cannot persuade Save-A-Soul Missionary Sister Sarah Brown to accompany him on a trip to Cuba. While the worldly Sky works his charms on a wary Sarah, Nathan is doing his best to stay outside the matrimonial clutches of his long-suffering fiancée, Miss Adelaide. Guys and Dolls is a fable about what happens to gambling men and the women who long to tame them. Set in the colorful world of New York City in the mid 20th century, the romantic and funny story is populated with gangsters and gamblers, missionary dolls and showgirls, and one of the great musical scores in the history of American theatre.
Broadway star Sarah Uriarte Berry, last seen as Eliza Doolittle in our concert version of My Fair Lady, will join us to play Sister Sarah.
Onstage with the Symphony Silicon Valley orchestra and chorus, Broadway luminaries along with other national and local musical theater notables, will bring you the music and story of Frank Loesser's Guys and Dolls--In Concert!
Music & Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows
Based on The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown by Damon Runyon