Tickets on Sale for PCP Fall Production of Guys and Dolls
Tickets are now on sale for the Portland Civic Players fall production of Guys and Dolls. The group first performed this show in 1979 (Check out pictures from that show on Facebook) and are excited to bring it back to their stage.
Directed by Matt Thelen (Shrek in their Fall production of Shrek the Musical) and assisted by Lynette King (their resident makeup artist), Guys and Dolls is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. The production 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 awards, including Tony Awards, Drama Desks and Oliviers.
Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they've been engaged for fourteen 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 us 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. This fun musical is great for the whole family and will have some recognizable favorite songs like Luck Be a Lady, A Bushel and a Peck and Sit Down You’re Rocking the Boat.
Performance times are a little different for this show, with the group performing 4 matinees and 2 evening shows based on feedback they have received. Performances are November 3 and 10 at 7:30 and November 4, 5, 11 and 12 at 2:30. Tickets can be purchased online at the PCP website at www.portlandcivicplayers.com and are $16.50 for adults and $10.50 for students through high school. Watch the Portland Civic Players Facebook page or the PCP website for updates. See you at the theater!
Guys and Dolls is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com