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Guys and Dolls to play Lutcher


Last updated 1/22/2015 at Noon

Broadway classic, Guys and Dolls will play the Lutcher Theater, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 at 7:30 PM. Tickets from $45-$65 are on sale now at or by calling the Lutcher Box Office at 866-5535.

Bustling with gamblers, gangsters, and sassy showgirls, Guys and Dolls celebrates Broadway’s golden era with one of the greatest scores ever written for a musical by the legendary Frank Loesser, masterfully witty book and lyrics by Joe Swerling and comedy legend Abe Burrows, and the glorious Damon Runyon’s comic book world of 1940s Times Square New York City.

A special treat for area patrons, this national tour stars Nederlan native, Matthew J. Taylor as Sky Masterson. Mr. Taylor was last seen on the Lutcher stage in the national tour of Cats during the 2010-2011 Season.

Guys and Dolls originally conquered Broadway in 1951 running for over 1200 performances and the winner of 5 Tony® Awards including Best New Musical, and again in 1992 with 4 Tony® Awards including Best Revival of a Musical. The New York Times calls it ‘The show that defines Broadway dazzle!”

Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls introduces audiences to a cast of characters who have become legends in the musical theatre world: Sarah Brown, the upright but uptight "mission doll," out to reform the evil-doers of Time Square; Sky Masterson, the slick, high-rolling gambler who woos her on a bet to Cuba 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 fiancé, desperate as always to find a spot for his infamous floating crap game.

Frank Loesser’s toe-tapping score, including fan favorites such as “Luck Be a Lady,” “Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat,” and “I’ve Never Been in Love Before” is the perfect musical complement to Runyon’s colorful characters.

Guys and Dolls is produced by Big League Productions. Led by President and Executive Producer Daniel Sher, Big League is celebrating its 26th season of producing, general managing and booking Broadway musicals and special attractions for touring throughout North America and the world.

Guys and Dolls is sponsored locally by Total.

The Frances Ann Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts is located at 707 Main, Orange.


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