West Jordan Theater Arts presents the musical theater production “Guys and Dolls”, June 18-30 at the Sugar Factory Playhouse.
New York, the city that never sleeps. And within it, all human life. From the news seller to the chorus girl, from the gambler to the missionary – all of them caught up in the teeming vitality of the city streets.
Sergeant Sarah Brown (Britany Dean), of the Save a Soul Mission, vainly trying to spread the Word, and make a difference to the sin and depravity of the streets, full of tipsters, gamblers and con men. Adelaide (Emilee Copier), the showgirl, desperate to leave behind her seemingly glamorous lifestyle for a white picket fence and roses round the door. Nathan Detroit (Keith Buys), trying to find yet another new location for his floating dice game, keeping just one short step ahead of the law. And the gamblers themselves, eager for just one more roll, for that winning streak which will keep them ahead of the game. And the coolest, highest roller of them all, Sky Masterson (Bruce Craven), who would bet on anything that would turn him a profit. These are some of the characters of Damon Runyon’s story. Some of the memorable songs include “Luck Be a Lady”, “I Love You, A Bushel and A Peck”, and “Sit Down You’re Rocking the Boat”.
Directed by Michelle Groves, “Guys and Dolls” runs Monday through Saturday at 7:30 pm with a noon matinee on Saturday, June 27 in place of the evening show. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for children, students and seniors, and may be purchased at Macey’s Food Store in West Jordan or at the door as long as seating is available. Doors open 30 minutes before opening curtain.