`Guys and Dolls' Mu­si­cal com­edy brings Broad­way to Spa City

The Sentinel-Record - HER - Hot Springs - - Culture - By Lorien E. Dahl, photograph­y by Mara Kuhn

With Hot Springs' col­or­ful past, filled with gang­sters, gam­blers and good-time girls, the town is per­fect to host stag­ings of the hit mu­si­cal com­edy “Guys and Dolls.” And with the com­mit­ment to ex­cel­lence held by the pro­duc­ing body, The Muses Cre­ative Artistry Project, this popular show is bound to please au­di­ence mem­bers.

Per­for­mances will be 6 p.m. June 13 and 3 p.m. June 14 in the Muses Cul­tural Arts Cen­ter, 428 Or­ange St. Artis­tic direc­tor Deleen David­son said the play will take place in two acts, with an in­ter­mis­sion, and is suit­able for all ages.

The story is set in New York on Broad­way and is based around the cul­ture of the time pe­riod, around the 1930s and 40s. Three groups, each with its own iden­tity, in­ter­act through­out the mu­si­cal — the gam­bling “guys,” the bur­lesque danc­ing “dolls” and the Save-A-Soul Mission work­ers.

Prin­ci­pal roles will be played by Stacey Mur­dock, as crap game run­ner Nathan Detroit; Scott Lin­droth, as high roller Sky Master­son; David­son, as mission leader Sarah Brown; and Jeanne Bennett, as star doll Miss Ade­laide.

The story tells of the love be­tween Detroit and Ade­laide, who have been en­gaged for 14 years. He must make money with his craps game to pay for for their wed­ding. Then, mon­ey­bags Master­son comes to town and ends up mak­ing a bet that he can take any doll around on a trip to Ha­vana, Cuba.

David­son said what un­folds is a funny, silly, clever, sweet and in­ter­est­ing “story about the heart” with catchy mu­sic and spec­tac­u­lar danc­ing.

Well-known songs in­clud­ing “Luck Be a Lady,” made fa­mous by Frank Sinatra, “Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat” and “A Bushel and a Peck.”

The cast will be backed by trum­peter Bobby Cam-

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