Simpson Productions, the theatre, opera and musical theatre collaboration at Simpson College, presents the classic musical “Guys and Dolls” beginning Friday, March 4.
- Performances run March 4-6 at Simpson’s Blank Performing Arts Center. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. with a Sunday matinee scheduled for 2 p.m.
- Adult tickets are $20, seniors and non-Simpson students are $17.50 and group tickets (10 or more) are $16 apiece. Simpson students, faculty and staff will be admitted free of charge. Simpson Productions and Theatre Simpson Alumni tickets are $15.00.
- Visit simpson.edu/SimpsonProductions for box office information and to purchase tickets.
In the Tony Award-winning “Guys and Dolls,” Nathan Detroit (played by Carson Clark) looks to set up the biggest craps game in New York City while his long-suffering fiancée Adelaide (played by Mckinzie Horton) pines for a wedding. Sky Masterson (played by Tanner Striegel) woos missionary Sarah Brown (played by Allison Blades), but she shows little interest in being wooed by a professional gambler.
This Broadway classic with music by Frank Loesser features a cast of colorful characters and such songs as “Luck Be a Lady,” “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat” and “Adelaide’s Lament.”
The musical premiered on Broadway in 1950, winning the Tony for Best Musical. It has had several Broadway, London and West End revivals since its premiere, last showing on Broadway in 2009.
“Guys and Dolls” is directed by Flordelino Lagundino, visiting professor of theatre arts. Bernard McDonald, associate professor of music and the G. Dewey and M. Maine Larsen Chair in Opera, serves as music director and conductor.
About Simpson College
Simpson College is a private, liberal arts college located in Iowa with campuses in Indianola, West Des Moines and online. Founded in 1860, the college has 1,078 undergraduate and graduate students. Simpson offers 75 majors, minors and programs in addition to three graduate programs. Outside of the classroom, Simpson is a member of the NCAA Division III American Rivers Conference, hosts eight Greek houses on campus and sponsors many extracurricular options for student involvement.
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