Guys And Dolls

Show Dates & Times

Thursday, 15 May 2014; 11.00am
Matinee Performance for Primary School Students
Please contact Kylie Yacopetti for bookings 
T: 9394 9393 or E: yacopetti.kylie@lumen.wa.edu.au
Starring Dakota Shaw as Sarah and Brooke Green as Miss Adelaide

Thursday, 15 May 2014; 7.00pm
Evening Public Performance
Starring Haley White as Sarah and Alysha Curran as Miss Adelaide

Friday, 16 May 2014; 7.00pm
Evening Public Performance
Starring Dakota Shaw as Sarah and Brooke Green as Miss Adelaide

Saturday, 17 May 2014; 7.00pm
Evening Public Performance
Starring Haley White as Sarah and Alysha Curran as Miss Adelaide

BOOKINGS

Synopsis

In New York, a gambler is challenged to take a cold female missionary to Havana, but they fall for each other, and the bet has a hidden motive to finance a crap game.

All the hot gamblers are in town, and they're all depending on Nathan Detroit to set up this week's incarnation of "The Oldest Established Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York"; the only problem is, he needs $1000 to get the place. Throw in Sarah Brown, who's short on sinners at the mission she runs; Sky Masterson, who accepts Nathan's $1000 bet that he can't get Sarah Brown to go with him to Havana; Miss Adelaide, who wants Nathan to marry her; Police Lieutenant Brannigan, who always seems to appear
at the wrong time; and the music/lyrics of Frank Loesser, and you've got quite a musical.
Includes the songs: Fugue for Tinhorns, "Luck Be a Lady", "Sit Down, You're Rocking
the Boat".

About

Guys and Dolls is a musical with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. It is based on "The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown" and "Blood Pressure" – two short stories byDamon Runyon,[1] – and also borrows characters and plot elements from other Runyon stories – most notably "Pick the Winner".[2]
The premiere on Broadway was in 1950. It ran for 1200 performances and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical has had several Broadway and London revivals, as well as a 1955 film adaptation starring Marlon BrandoJean SimmonsFrank Sinatra and Vivian Blaine.

Guys and Dolls was selected as the winner of the 1951 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. However, because of writer Abe Burrows' troubles with the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), the Trustees of Columbia University vetoed the selection, and no Pulitzer for Drama was awarded that year.