Peddie to present 'Guys and Dolls'
Gamblers and showgirls will be taking over the William Mount-Burke Theater stage at Peddie School and hopefully they won't get into too much trouble. Sponsored by the Peddie Arts Department, student actors will put on its second production of the school year, Frank Loesser's musical “Guys and Dolls.” The hit Broadway show, which premiered in 1950, won five Tony Awards including one for “Best Musical."
Performances will take place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, February 14-16 at 7:30 p.m.
Set in New York, the musical revolves around two gambling men and the women who love – and sometimes love to hate – them.
Nathan Detroit (who is being played by Nathan Tempro) runs a high stakes craps game and is worried that he will not be able to find an establishment to host some high rollers who are in town due to the recent police crackdown on local gambling spots. Eventually he finds a place, but they require a $1,000 down payment, which he does not have.
He bets fanatical gambler Sky Masterson (Daniel Breland) $1,000 that he cannot get Sarah Brown (Zoë Gilbard), a Salvation Army missionary and all-around good-hearted girl, to accompany him to Havana. Because "no" is not in his vocabulary, Sky pursues Sarah, who wants nothing to do with him – initially.
Believing that Sky has won over the girl, Nathan tries to get the game under way before the police come and well before his very impatient showgirl fiancée of 14 years Miss Adelaide (Devon Nir) finds out his scheme.
It is all about gambling on love as the guys pursue the "dolls" and the dolls try to tame the "guys."
So here's a chance to escape the winter blahs for a charming and frolicking evening of delightful music, dance, laughter and...love.Who's in the cast and production crew?