Guys & Dolls (June 2004)
Aberdeen Arts Centre
Phoenix Youth can't wait to hit the Arts Centre stage again, this time with Frank Loesser's sparkling musical comedy and everyone's favourite "Guys & Dolls".
The show opens in Runyonland: a comic-book Times Square where cops, con men, gamblers, girls, tourists, touts and Salvation Army types parade. Nathan Detroit, who operates a highly illegal dice game, is feeling the heat from Lieutenant Brannigan of the New York Police Department and needs to raise $1000 to keep his floating crap game afloat. Nathan lays a bet with the dashing gambler Sky Masterson that he cannot take Sergeant Sarah Brown of the Save-a Soul Mission with him on a trip to Havana, Cuba. Meanwhile, Nathan keeps jilting Miss Adelaide, the nightclub chantoosie, to whom he has been engaged for 14 years, giving her a fierce case of psychosomatic sniffles.
After a series of comic complications, Nathan gets his game, Sky comes down to earth, Sarah saves a soul, Adelaide gets rid of her cold and they all live happily ever after.
I'll lay you eight to five it'll make you very happy!