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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • 3 days of ‘Guys and Dolls’ this weekend

  • Bowler hats, white gloves and New York accents will take the stage this weekend for Broadway RFD's performance of “Guys and Dolls.”
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  • Bowler hats, white gloves and New York accents will take the stage this weekend for Broadway RFD's performance of “Guys and Dolls.”
    The musical will begin at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Swensson Park Band Shell, 100 N. Main St. in Lindsborg.
    The show centers around two intertwined romances. The first is a fly-by-night gambler who attempts to woo a Salvation Army missioner for a $1,000 bet. The second is a showgirl who tries to hook her fiancé of 14 years, who is the founder of the oldest floating crap game in New York, according to playbillvault.com
    Director Lisa Christopher said the best part of the show is the intriguing storyline.
    “The characters are so fun and say funny things,” she said. “And the music is so familiar and very toe-tapping, and we have great dance numbers along with them. It's just really something that will grab you right away.”
    Songs audiences might recognize are “Luck Be a Lady,” “Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat,” and of course “Guys and Dolls.”
    For this performance, Kansas' longest running outdoor theater will feature many local actors and actresses, including some from McPherson, Lindsborg and Marquette. This includes Alyson Holman as Sarah Brown, Dan Metcalfe as Nathan Detroit, Elizabeth Labes as Adelaide and Brandt Busse as Sky Masterson.
    One performer, who has sung all over the world, was brought in from Salina.
    The cast and crew have been rehearsing since the end of May.
    Contact Jenae Pauls at jpauls@mcphersonsentinel.com and follow her on Twitter @PaulsSentinel

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