The eighth season of Stephen C. Widom Cultural Arts at Emanuel continues on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 3:00 p.m., with “Guys and Dolls,” presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions.
Guys and Dolls is a musical with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. The show premiered on Broadway in 1950, where it ran for 1,200 performances and won the Tony Award for Best Musical.
In a nutshell, Gambler Nathan Detroit has few options for the location of his big craps game. Needing $1,000 to pay a garage owner to host the game, Nathan bets Sky Masterson that Sky cannot get virtuous Sarah Brown out on a date. Despite some resistance, Sky negotiates a date with her in exchange for bringing people into her mission. Meanwhile, Nathan’s longtime fiancée, Adelaide, wants him to go legit and marry her.
The award-winning score features such standards as “A Bushel and a Peck,” “Adelaide’s Lament,” “If I Were A Bell,” “Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat,”́
“Luck Be A Lady Tonight,” “Sue Me,” “More I Cannot Wish You,” and more!
Plaza Theatrical Productions, founded in 1983, has been called “Long Island’s Most Prolific Touring Theatre Company” by The New York Times.
The show is funded in part by the Kisner-Levien Families in memory of Donna Levien.
Following the show, there will be refreshments.
Tickets are $25 or 2@$45. For further information and to purchase tickets, call (516) 482-5701.
Temple Emanuel of Great Neck is located at 150 Hicks Lane, Great Neck.