Students take on boisterous musical “Guys and Dolls”
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Students rehearse for upcoming play
Students rehearse for upcoming play
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TOWNSHEND- The Leland & Gray Players present “Guys and Dolls,” the boisterous musical based on stories by Damon Runyon with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, on Wednesday, March 27, at 7 pm; Thursday, March 28 at 7; Friday, March 29, at 7:30; and Saturday, March 30, at 3 and 7:30 at Leland & Gray’s Dutton Gymnasium.

Action is set in 1948, Times Square on Broadway. As lights come up, we meet a pack of crap shooters and a congregation of missionaries working to convert them, the sinners of the most dangerous part of the city. The gambler who runs the crap game, Nathan Detroit, is strapped for the cash he needs to pay for a space to hold his game. He has also been engaged to Adelaide, a dancer at the Hot Box Club, for 14 years. When Nathan hears the big gambler Sky Masterson is in town, he makes a bet with Sky to raise the money he needs. He wagers that Sky can’t get Sarah Brown, the head of the Save-a-Soul Mission, to fly to Havana, Cuba, with him for dinner the next day. Sarah resists at first, but eventually relents when Sky quotes the Bible and offers to bring at least a dozen gamblers into her mission. The two take a plane to Havana where the story takes a turn. Once back in New York and after a few twists, tussles, and rolls of the dice, all enjoy a very happy ending. Favorite tunes from the show include “Luck Be a Lady,” “Fugue for Tinhorns,” “If I Were a Bell,” “I’ll Know,” and “Adelaide’s Lament.”

“Guys and Dolls” can be seen March 27, 28, 29, and 30 in Leland & Gray’s Dutton Gymnasium on Route 30. Tickets are $8 for adults; $5 for students and seniors in advance or at the door. For more information contact Ann Landenberger at verbatim@svcable.net or (802) 365-7355, ext. 204.
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