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Guys And Dolls 2003

Guys And Dolls

Music & Lyrics by FRANK LOESSER
Book by JO SWERLING & ABE BURROWS
Based on a story by DAMON RUNYON

An amateur performance by kind permission of
JOSEF WEINBERGER LTD
on behalf of MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL

22-25 January 2003

7.30 p.m. each evening and 2.30 p.m. Saturday Matinee

Hind Leys Theatre
Forest St, Shepshed, Leics., LE12 9DB

 
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CAST

Nathan Detroit Adam L
Miss Adelaide Laura C
Sky Masterson Jarrod
Sarah Brown Zoe
Nicely-Nicely Johnson Lee
Benny Southstreet Tom V
Harry The Horse/Rusty Charlie Michael
Arvide Abernathy Stephen
Lt. Brannigan Phil
General Cartwright Charlotte M
Big Jule Adam D
Angie the Ox John
Joey Biltmore/Society Max Chris B
Liver Lips Louie Chris W
The Hot Box Girls:  
- Mimi Louise
- Nicky Katie
- Carmen Nikita
- Rosie Jenny
- Fifi Michelle
- Mitzi Kim
- Lily Lucy
- Allison Chloe U
- Ferguson Gemma
The Mission Band:  
- Agatha Hannah
- Martha Maddie
- Priscilla Lauren
- Gladys Chloe S
- Phyllis Charlotte W
Bobbie Soxers Hayley Crane & Holly Wagg
Sightseeing Guide Kim
Texan Stephen
Texan's Wife Katie
Sightseers Lucy & Hannah
Actor Phil
Actress Nikita
New York Policeman Chris W
Chorus Girls Louise & Jenny
Streetwalker Michelle
Elderly Woman Street Vendor Gemma
Sidewalk Photographer Bethan
Paper Doll Vendor Chloe U
Paper Doll Vendor's Assistant Lauren
Heavyweight Prizefighter Chris B
Heavyweight Prizefighter's Manager Adam D
Pickpocket Maddie
Blind Man John
Drunk Charlotte M
Children In Central Park Charlotte A & Kimberley
Waitress/Announcer Charlotte A
Crapshooter's Ballet Dancers Charlotte A, Chloe U, Hayley & Katie
Cuban Waiter John
Cuban Dancers Chris B, Chloe U & Gemma
Bag Lady Bethan

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CREDITS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Producer/Director Adrian Dobson
Musical Director Peter Fines
Choreographer Wendy Spencer
Stage Crew Howard Rogerson, Alan Jamieson, Paul Ennis & Nick Head
Front Of House Managers Jerry & Eileen Burton, & Malcolm Mickleburgh
Assistant Director Lee Bowley
Assistant Choreographers

Adam Lee, Gemma Upson, Michelle Spencer,
Nikita Crump & Zoe Adkin

Lighting Roger Clarke, James White & Hawthorn Theatrical
Spotlight Darren Spencer
Sound Paul Frost
Set Dave Benson & ESNA Players
Costume Co-ordination Sue Penver
Raffle June Lee
Box Office Julie Daniels & Clare Adkin
Poster & programme Alix Dobson
Make-up Estelle Riley & Charmaine Wagg
Video Gordon Smith
Fundraising Sue Penver
Photographs Ray Barratt & Mark Chinnery
Acknowledgements

Hind Leys Community College Staff and Caretakers;
Christchurch Methodist Church, Dovecote Press;
Shirley & Harry Hull; Sheila Gibson; Clifford Newton;
Richard Perkins; David Allen;
All parents, family & friends who have helped in any way.


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SYNOPSIS

ACT ONE

Amidst the hurly-burly of Broadway, Sarah Brown and her gallant band from the Save-A-Soul Mission endeavour to recruit sinners. Nathan Detroit and the gambling fraternity are more concerned with finding a place for their illegal floating crap game and Adelaide, Nathan's long-time fiancée, is preoccupied with trying to get him to the altar.

Sky Masterson saunters into town and gets suckered into a bet with Nathan that he can take any doll he likes to Havana. Nathan names Sarah Brown, and, undaunted, Sky presents himself at the Mission as a sinner. When this doesn't work, he guarantees her a dozen sinners in return for having dinner with him - in Havana. Sarah's response is he's not her type of guy ("I'll Know").

At The Hot Box night club where Adelaide stars ("Bushel and a Peck"), Nathan promise; her he will reform, Meanwhile, his side-kicks Benny and Nicely-Nicely complain she's taking his mind off his work ("Guys and Dolls"). The arrival of General Cartwright, intent on closing the Mission through lack of support, galvanises Sarah into accepting Sky's invitation. Nathan, still hoping to win his bet and the thousand bucks he needs to set up the game, is having trouble with the gambling fraternity - Big Jule, Harry the Horse and Rusty Charlie, to name but a few - who are getting increasingly restless. The appearance among them of Lt. Brannigan spells trouble, but the day is saved when they tell him they're celebrating Nathan's and Adelaide's elopement.

In Havana, Sarah becomes decidedly more friendly after drinking several of the local 'milkshakes' and causes a riot at El Cafe Cubano when she objects to Sky dancing with another girl ("If I Were A Bell"). He is shamed into telling her about the bet and takes her back to New 'fork where they arrive just before dawn -sober, and in love ("I've Never Been In Love Before"). Their idyllic moment is soon shattered; as Arvide -Sarah's grandfather and the Mission Band return wearily from all-night canvassing, the sound of a police siren sends the gamblers scuttling out of the Mission, where Nathan had finally found a place for the game. 

ACT TWO

Adelaide entertains The Hot Box customers ("Take Back Your Mink"), still blissfully believing she is about to become Mrs Nathan Detroit. Arvide consoles Sarah as the deadline for closing the Mission approaches and tries to put in a good word for Sky, who is still determined to honour his pledge. He follows the gamblers - and the game - into the sewer and bets each of them a thousand dollars against their souls on the roll of the dice ("Luck Be A Lady"). When he wins, they are obliged to attend the meeting at the Mission where - after some initial reluctance - they join Nicely-Nicely in giving testimony ("Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat"). Though Lt. Brannigan, hot on their heels, remains unconvinced, General Cartwright is impressed.

When Sarah learns that Sky told Nathan he had lost the bet and did not take her to Havana, she realises he can't be all bad. She and Adelaide commiserate with each other on the problems of getting their guys to change their ways and decide the answer is to marry them first, which they do, and live happily ever after.

 


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MUSICAL NUMBERS

ACT ONE  
Overture/Runyonland Orchestra
Fugue For Tin Horns Nicely-Nicely, Benny & Rusty Charlie
Follow The Fold Sarah & The Mission Band
The Oldest Established Nathan, Benny, Nicely-Nicely & Crap-Shooters
I'll Know Sarah & Sky
A Bushels And A Peck Adelaide & The Hot Box Girls
Adelaide's Lament Adelaide
Guys And Dolls Nicely-Nicely & Benny
Havana Orchestra
If I Were A Bell Sarah
My Time Of Day Sky
I've Never Been In Love Before Sky & Sarah
   
ACT TWO  
Take Back Your Mink Adelaide & The Hot Box Girls
Adelaide's Lament (Reprise) Adelaide
More I Cannot Wish You Arvide
Crap-Shooters' Ballet Orchestra
Lucky Be A Lady Sky & Crap-Shooters
Sue Me Nathan & Adelaide
Sit Down You're Rocking The Boat Nicely-Nicely & Company
Follow the Fold (Reprise) Company
Marry the Man Today Sarah & Adelaide
Guys And Dolls (Reprise) Company
Sit Down You're Rocking The Boat (Reprise) Company
Finale Company

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