Who could forget these songs: “Luck be a lady tonight,” and “I love you a bushel and a peck”? There’re lots more, and you’ll hear them all in May at Steilacoom High School’s Theater. That’s when SHS drama students present Lerner and Lowe’s adaptation of Damon Runyon’s “Guys and Dolls.”
“If I were a Bell,” and “Sit Down, You’re Rocking the Boat,” are just a couple more memorable tunes from this classic romance that mixes New York gamblers with missionaries on a quest to save their immortal souls.
This lively drama takes place on and under the streets of New York, circa early 1950s when a bunch of high rollers come to town looking for “Good, old, reliable Nathan.”
In between there’s lots of singing and dancing to tunes such as “Guys and Dolls,” and “I’ve never been in love before.”
The 20-member cast stars Rebecca Elliott as Adelaide and Alex Domine as Nathan. Beth Meberg as Sarah and Shane Morris as Sky’ll join them.
Tina Hayden is the show’s director. Rachel Welde directs the chorus, and Bruce Folmer directs the stage band, with choreography by Atrell Pysniak.
Performances are scheduled at the high school theater: curtain time is 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, Friday, May 12 and Thursday, May 18.One matinee performance is set for 4 p.m. on Saturday, May20. Tickets are $8 for students (with an ASB card), $10 for adults. Elementary student tickets are $5 with a coupon..
Plan to attend this lively production. You’ll be tapping your toes-guaranteed!