The Center for the Arts and Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund will welcome the new year with the classic Broadway show “Guys and Dolls,” directed by Logan Huber, beginning Friday.
The show is scheduled to run through Jan. 22, with performances slated to begin at 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. for Sunday matinees.
The bright lights of the Big Apple will shine on The Center for the Arts’ stage, true love will be found, and the scandalous acts of gangsters and gamblers will be put to an end.
“Guys and Dolls” tells the story of crapshooters Nathan Detroit and Sky Masterson who live in mid-20th century New York City.
All of the coolest gamblers are in town for Nathan’s newest gambling development, The Oldest Established Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York.
Unfortunately, Nathan needs $1,000 to get the game started.
So, Nathan bets $1,000 that Sky will not be able to take a local Salvation Army girl Sarah Brown to Cuba.
While Sky attempts to woo Miss Brown, Nathan does his best to stay clear of his marriage-obsessed fiancé, Miss Adelaide.
From these two story lines, a hilarious comedy ensues.
The play’s plot is based on two short stories by Damon Runyon entitled “The Idyll of Miss
Sarah Brown” and “Blood Pressure.”
Runyon’s stories were adapted for the stage by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows.
Music and lyrics are by Frank Loesser, and the play features Broadway hits like “Luck Be a Lady,” “A Bushel and a Peck” and “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat.”
Since its opening on Broadway in 1951, “Guys and Dolls” has received numerous awards and recognitions throughout its run, and the show has been a favorite of theatre companies across the country.
This show has been an absolute favorite among audiences for decades.
Tickets start at $15 for adults, $13 for students, seniors and military, and $11 for children younger than 12 years old.
Groups of 10 or more may reserve discounted tickets.
Tickets for all performances may be purchased online at boroarts.org, or by calling 615-904-2787.
Residents may also purchase tickets in person at 110 W. College St., which is located just one block off the Square.