Thursday, November 14, 4:30 p.m.
Friday, November 15, 7:00 p.m.
St. John’s Fine Arts Department proudly presents Guys and Dolls, Jr., with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. Set in Damon Runyon's New York City, Guys and Dolls, Jr. follows gambler Nathan Detroit as he tries to raise cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while avoiding Lieutenant Brannigan and the policemen on his tail. Meanwhile, Nathan's fiancée, Adelaide, laments that they've been engaged for 14 years, yet she still has no wedding ring on her finger. Nathan bets fellow gambler Sky Masterson to try to win the cash he needs, sending Sky in pursuit of the straight-laced missionary Sarah Brown. Guys and Dolls, Jr. takes us from New York City all the way to Havana, Cuba, but in the end, everyone figures out right where they belong.
Alex Arizpe directs the cast of 49 Middle School students with assistance from Alice Fogler and accent coaching from Kat Cordes. Brendan Emig directs the classic music, which Brooke Wilson enhances with her choreography. Teresa Fogler is designing and implementing the costumes to evoke the late 1920’s to match Runyon’s world. Technical director Thomas Murphy designed and is creating the sets for the production, working with Shortcake and Johnnycake crews and additional technical support. Performance times are Thursday, November 14, at 4:30 p.m. and Friday, November 15, at 7:00 p.m.