GUYS AND DOLLS
by Jo Swerling & Abe Burrows, with music and lyrics by Frank LoesserClassic Musical
For years we've wanted to revive an old-fashioned classic Broadway musical, and there could be none better than Guys and Dolls
. Inspired by two short stories by Damon Runyon, it opened on Broadway in 1950 and ran for 1,200 performances, winning the Tony Award for Best Musical. The Runyon stories had been written decades earlier and featured gangsters, gamblers, and others from the New York underworld, all of whom had a unique slang way of communicating. Nathan Detroit is a gambling man who runs an illegal floating crap game, but he's being chased by local policeman Lieutenant Brannigan. The one likely spot left for his game is the Biltmore Garage, but he has to come up with $1,000 as a security deposit — so he turns to his friend Sky Masterson and proposes a bet he cannot lose: Sky has to convince prim missionary Sarah Brown to have dinner with him ... in Havana! A favorite of audiences everywhere, Guys and Dolls
has been called "the perfect musical comedy".
April 12 – May 27
Call 413-747-7797 for tickets
About the Majestic
Locally-produced professional live theater since 1997
Before it was a live theater, local residents may remember the Majestic Theater
as a movie house. It has since been renovated and reimagined to bring live performances to the West Springfield area, giving local performance and technical artists the opportunity to thrive.
Every season at the Majestic consists of five productions (including at least one musical) featuring local actors. In addition to the subscription season, the summer includes children's theater, concerts, plays, open mic nights, and improvisational comedy shows.
Recently named the best place to see live theater in the Pioneer Valley in the Valley Advocate Readers' Poll, the Majestic continues to offer great theater thanks to the support and generosity of its subscribers (we currently have over 4,800). Learn how you can become a subscriber today!