Monday, January 30, 2012

feb 12-18 | guys and dolls | willis taylor

PT alumni from days of yore (HARMFUL EFFECTS OF TOBACCO, anyone?) Willis Taylor is directing a production of GUYS AND DOLLS out in the Valley!

Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, this oddball romantic comedy – considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy – soars with the spirit of Broadway as it introduces us to a cast of vivid characters who have become legends in the canon: Sarah Brown, the upright but uptight “mission doll,” out to reform the evildoers of Time Square; Sky Masterson, the slick, high-rolling gambler who woos her on a bet and ends up falling in love; Adelaide, the chronically ill nightclub performer whose condition is brought on by the fact she’s been engaged to the same man for 14 years; and Nathan Detroit, her devoted fiancĂ©, desperate as always to find a spot for his infamous floating crap game.

Everything works out in the end, thanks to the machinations of Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling‘s hilarious, fast-paced book and Frank Loesser‘s bright, brassy, immortal score, which takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City. Funny and romantic, GUYS AND DOLLS is ideal for audiences and performers of any age.

Feb. 12 at 2:30pm
Feb. 13 & 14 at 10:30am
Feb. 16-18 at 7:30pm
The Abbotsford Arts Centre
Tickets $12
Info and reservations: 604-853-0778

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