Guys and Dolls on stage in Dundee

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express
Great entertainment is no gamble this weekend when “Guys and Dolls” takes to the stage at Dundee Central School.

The curtain rises on the Dundee Central School Musical Theatre Club’s production of “Guys and Dolls” this weekend, and the audiences are in for a treat with this crowd pleasing classic.

The show runs Thursday through Saturday, March 2,3 and 4 all at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for students and seniors, by general admission sold at the door.

Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, Frank Loesser’s “Guys and Dolls” ran for 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950. It received nearly unanimous positive reviews from critics, and won a bevy of Tony Awards, Drama Desks and Oliviers.

Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, “Guys and Dolls” is an oddball romantic comedy where professional gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town, while the police breathe down his neck. Meanwhile, his girlfriend, nightclub performer Adelaide, laments that they’ve been engaged for 14 years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, and Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown, as a result.

“Guys and Dolls” takes the audience from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually, everyone ends up right where they belong.

Directed by teacher and Dundee stage alum, Scott Shepardson, the Dundee cast of “Guys and Dolls” includes:

Nathan Detroit- Damon Empson

Adelaide- Michelle Conner

Sky Masterson- Joshua Kane

Sarah Brown- Calley Knapp

Nicely-Nicely Johnson- Olivia Trank

Aunt Arvida Abernathy- Haille Empson

Plus a large ensemble.

If you go

What: Guys and Dolls

When: 7 p.m. March 2, 3, 4

Where: Dundee Central School, Dundee

Tickets: $6/$5

Guys and Dolls