Basalt full of ‘Guys and Dolls’
BASALT – Basalt High School Drama Club students present the classic musical “Guys and Dolls” for the school’s fifth full-blown musical in as many years.Presentations will be at 7 p.m. today and Saturday, with a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday at the Basalt Middle School auditorium, 51 School St.Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. There are also family discounts ($25 for a family of four or more). Members of the Buddy Program get in free with their buddy and membership card. Admission is also free for senior citizens. This year’s cast includes 23 students, seven of whom are returning from last spring’s production.Frank Loesser’s classic musical, “Guys and Dolls,” burst onto Broadway in 1950 and ran for 1,200 performances.It is considered the happiest of musicals, telling the story of a group of small-time gamblers and the ladies in their lives. Nathan Detroit bets his pal, Sky Masterson, that he can’t make the next lady he sees fall in love with him, and when the next “doll” happens to be the prim and proper neighborhood missionary Sarah Brown, the stage is set for an evening of high-spirited entertainment, set to the toe-tapping beat of Loesser’s superlative score.The score features classic songs such as “Luck Be A Lady,” “Sit Down You’re Rocking The Boat,” and the title song, “Guys and Dolls.”According to one of the organizers, Lisbeth Odén, the production is made possible through the efforts of many talented and generous people, including professional director/choreographer John Goss from Aspen, local professional musicians led by Marie Gassau, producers BHS teacher Julia Lang and Lizzie Klein, with costumes by Valerie Thompson, set design and construction by Klein and Shae Ross, and many parent and student volunteers.
• Who: Basalt High School Drama Club students• What: “Guys and Dolls”• When: 7 p.m. today and Saturday, with a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday• Where: Basalt Middle School auditorium, 51 School St., Basalt• How much: $10/adults, $5/students, $25/family of four or more• Information: 384-5900
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