East Lansing High School Theater
HIGH SCHOOL THEATER
Guys & Dolls
Friday and Saturday, March 17, 18 - 7:30 shows
Sunday March 19 - 2pm
Wednesday March 22 - 7pm show.
Friday and Saturday, March24, 25 - 7:30 shows,
Sunday March 26 – 2pm show
$10 Admission Adults
$5 Admission Students with ID
East Lansing High School Theater presents their Spring musical, Guys and Dolls. The musical comedy brings to life a mix of gamblers, gangsters and gutsy gals inspired by the short stories of Damon Runyon.
Rolling the dice is the vice of choice for Nathan Detroit (Joe Draheim). He has big spenders ready to join his latest illegal craps game, but he’s having trouble arranging a safe location—and finding the money to pay for it. So he taps Sky Masterson (Matt Wiesner), a man who’s known for his willingness to gamble on anything and everything. Their $1000 bet: Sky has to get prim and pious do-gooder Sarah Brown (Samantha White) to go with him on a jaunt to Havana.
Nathan certainly likes the odds; after all, he’s kept his own fiancée, Miss Adelaide (Kaleel VanVoorhees), waiting for their trip to the altar for 14 years! As Sarah and her colleagues search for sinners to reform, Nathan keeps looking to make his big score and Sky comes to find that love just may be the biggest gamble of all.
Director Mark Shaheen says, “This is a classic musical sure to keep the audience humming along, with such hits as ‘Luck Be a Lady’, ‘Sit Down your Rockin’ the Boat’, among others.
As a special feature, choreography has been split between Shaheen, PK VanVoorhees, and long- time dance great, Theda Assiff. “The students are getting a taste of a wide variety of styles and disciplines, which is most important.”