Lake Forest’s has become a den of gamblers, gangsters and dancing girls ready for the big crap game. But don’t worry, the Save-a-Soul Mission will set them on the straight and narrow.
Sixty fifth-through-eighth graders have been practicing their singing and dancing for the production of Guys and Dolls since January. The show will open first for fourth graders visiting Deerpath Middle School April 24 and then to the public at 7 p.m. on both April 26-27. Tickets are $7 each and are available at either of Deer Path Middle School’s offices, or at the door.
Set in New York City’s Times Square in the 1950’s, Guys and Dolls is one of Broadway’s best-known musicals and features well-known musical numbers such as Sit Down You're Rocking The Boat and Luck Be A Lady.
The story revolves around a bet made between gambler Sky Masterson and Nathan Detroit, the organizer of a floating crap game. Sky bets Nathan that he can woo any doll Nathan indicates – but Nathan, looking for a sure bet, chooses the straight-laced leader of the Mission, Sarah Brown. Nathan’s crap game, the progress of the bet, and Nathan’s 14-year engagement to an increasingly annoyed Adelaide add to the fun.
Deer Path Middle School music and drama teachers Ben Gray, Jean Hersey, and Deb Smith direct the production. Gray also directs the pit orchestra. An additional eight students help out with technical, lighting, and stage crew under the technical direction of drama teacher, Christi Geidner.
- Information courtesy of Peggy Jadwin.