Guys and Dolls

February 10 & 11, 2017

The Cairn Opera Theatre presents this year’s spring musical – “Guys and Dolls.”

Based on a Story and Characters of Damon Runyon

Music and Lyrics by FRANK LOESSER


This 1950 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical is based on short stories by American author Damon Runyon.  Set in Depression-era New York City, Guys and Dolls is about a couple of big city gamblers and the women who love them. It tells the overlapping stories of high-roller Sky Masterson, who falls in love with mission worker Sarah Brown, and lovable rapscallion Nathan Detroit, engaged for 14 years to Miss Adelaide. Nathan runs a famous floating crap game, and an ongoing plot line involves his quest for a safe place for the game as Adelaide continues her quest to convince him to marry her. Meanwhile, Sarah, mistakenly believing that Sky set up an illegal game at the mission, tries to fight her affection for the charismatic crapshooter.  

With words and lyrics by Frank Loesser, Guys and Dolls is sure to please with hit songs like “Fugue for Tinhorns,” “Luck Be a Lady,” “I’ve Never Been In Love Before” and “Sit Down, You’re Rocking the Boat.”

Three performances:
Friday, February 10 at 7:30pm
Saturday, February 11 at 2:00pm
Saturday, February 11 at 7:30pm

GUYS AND DOLLS is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI (

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