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'Guys and Dolls' at the Guthrie T. Charles Erickson

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Guys and Dolls

Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., and Sat. from June 22-Aug. 24
7:30 p.m.
Every Sun. from June 23-Aug. 18
7 p.m.
$34-$93
Theater

Adapted from a series of stories by Damon Runyon, Guys and Dolls is set in a highly stylized version of Midtown Manhattan in the 1930s. The musical follows the parallel paths of two inveterate gamblers, Sky Masterson and Nathan Detroit, as they attempt to mount an epic underground craps game while simultaneously beating the odds at romance. For Nathan, that means coming to terms with his feelings for nightclub performer Miss Adelaide, his long-suffering fiancée of 14 years. By contrast, Sky’s wooing of the morally upright Sarah Brown, leader of the charitable Save-a-Soul Mission, is founded on a wager. Befitting the heightened sentiments of musical romances, Sky and Sarah are soon swooning over one another to the enchanting tunes of Frank Loesser. Ideally positioned as a summer crowd-pleaser, this Kent Gash-directed production is sure to pay off in spectacular fashion thanks to an ensemble headlined by Jeremiah James, Olivia Hernandez, Rodney Gardiner, and Kirsten M. Wyatt.