Area residents in Emporia State production of aEUR~Guys & Dolls'
2012 Oct 1When Emporia State University Theatre presents its 40th annual Homecoming Scholarship Musical, area residents will be involved in the gala production of "Guys & Dolls," which is based upon stories and characters created by Manhattan, Kan., native Damon Runyon. Born into the family of a newspaperman, Runyon was born in Kansas, raised in Colorado and made his mark on the streets of Broadway in New York City. Composer Frank Loesser brought "Guys and Dolls" to Broadway in the middle of the Eisenhower years where it has become one of the most treasured shows of Broadway's Golden Age. Featuring a memorable score and equally memorable characters, "Guys and Dolls" has been revived several times on Broadway (most recently in 2009). It is also a celebrated MGM musical that starred Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra as the high rollers Sky Masterson and Nathan Detroit. Desperate to find money to pay for his floating crap game, Nathan Detroit bets Sky Masterson $1,000 that Sky will not be able to take a local Salvation Army girl, Sarah, to Cuba. While Sky courts Sarah, Nathan battles with his fiancA(C) of 14 years, Adelaide while still trying to put together his illegal crap game under the watchful eye of Lt. Brannigan. Those from this area in the production and their roles are: