July 29 – August 13, 2011
Performances at Ohlone College Amphitheatre
A Musical Fable of Broadway
Based on a Story and Characters of Damon Runyon
Music and Lyrics by: Frank Loesser
Book by: Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows
Director: Lori A. Stokes
Music Director: Nancy Godfrey
Choreographer: Jeanne Batacan-Harper
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Set in Damon 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.
The original production burst onto Broadway in 1950 and ran for 1,200 performances. A 1976 revival with an all-African-American cast including Robert Guillaume ran for 239 performances, and the colorful 1992 revival with Peter Gallagher and Faith Prince became the longest-running revival of a Broadway musical, running until January 1995 (almost longer than the original!) The film version starred Marlon Brando as Sky and Frank Sinatra as Nathan.
“This is why Broadway was born!” -Newsweek
“One of the funniest and melodious shows in seasons. Everything about it seems practically perfect.” -Variety
“It’s the perfect musical comedy.” -Daily News
Guys And Dolls
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
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