USM Theatre and Dance Presents Guys and Dolls
Wed, 11/06/2019 - 15:26pm | By: Mike Lopinto
The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Theatre and Dance program presents the musical “Guys and Dolls” on Nov. 14,15, and 16 at 7:30 p.m.; and on Nov. 16 and 17 at 2 p.m. in Martha R. Tatum Theatre on the Hattiesburg campus. This event is presented in part by the generous support of Partners for the Arts.
One of the most romantic musicals of all time, “Guys and Dolls” (music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, book by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling) brings characters from the famous Damon Runyon stories to the stage, taking a chance on love and life.
Directed by Louis Rackoff, “Guys and Dolls” tells a story of high-stakes and love with four main characters -- Sky Masterson, Sister Sarah Brown, Nathan Detroit, and Miss Adelaide. This musical features iconic musical numbers such as “Luck Be a Lady” and “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat”.
“Guys and Dolls is a perfect musical comedy,” stated John Chapman of the Daily News in a 1950 review. “…It is swift, crisp and precise, with not a lagging instant.”
“We might as well admit that ‘Guys and Dolls’ is a work of art,” stated Brooks Atkinson of the New York Times. “It is spontaneous and has form, style, and spirit.”
Tickets are $15 for the general public; $10 for faculty, staff, seniors, and military; and $8 for students. For more information, call (601) 266-4994.