Waimea College Presents Guys and Dolls
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|Wed 25 Jul ’12, 7:30pm||
|Thu 26 Jul ’12, 7:30pm||
|Fri 27 Jul ’12, 7:30pm||
|Sat 28 Jul ’12, 2:00pm||
|Sat 28 Jul ’12, 7:30pm||
Where: Waimea College, Salisbury Road, Richmond, Waimea
Restrictions: All Ages
- Adult: $20.00
- Students: $15.00
- Booking fees may apply
Students from Waimea College have been rehearsing for months to present Guys and Dolls as its major production for 2012. This fast paced, high energy musical, showcases the talents of 80+ students as actors, singers, dancers and musicians. The action on stage is supported by a full orchestra.
Guys and Dolls was conceived as an adaptation of Damon Runyon's short stories written in the 1920s and 1930s, concerning gangsters, gamblers and other characters of the New York underworld.
Gambler Nathan Detroit is under pressure from all sides: He has to organise an unlicensed crap game but the police, led by Lieutenant Brannigan are "putting on the heat". All the places where Nathan usually holds his games refuse him entry due to Brannigan's intimidating pressure. The owner of the Biltmore garage does agree to host the game provided Nathan pays him $1000 in cash in advance. The garage owner will not even accept a "marker", he insists on having the money itself. Adding to Nathan's problems, his fiancée, Miss Adelaide, a nightclub singer, wants to bring an end to their 14-year engagement and actually tie the knot. She also wants him to go straight, but organising illegal gambling is the only thing he's good at.
Trying to obtain the money for the garage, Nathan meets an old acquaintance, Sky Masterson, a gambler willing to bet on virtually anything and for high amounts. Nathan proposes a $1000 bet by which Sky must take a girl of Nathan's choosing to dinner in Havana, Cuba. The bet seems impossible for Sky to win when Nathan nominates Sergeant Sarah Brown, a straight-walking sister at the Save a Soul Mission (based on the Salvation Army) who opposes gambling.
Enquiries to Bb@waimea.school.nz.