Berkeley Playhouse continues its fifth season with the Tony-winning GUYS AND DOLLS. This oddball romantic comedy finds gambler Nathan Detroit desperate for money to pay for his floating crap game. To seed his opportunity, he bets Sky Masterson a thousand dollars that Sky will not be able to make the next girl he sees, Save a Soul Mission do-gooder Sarah Brown, fall in love with him. While Sky is eventually able to convince Sarah to be his girl, Nathan fights his own battles with Adelaide, his fiancé of 14 years. Often called "the perfect musical," GUYS AND DOLLS features such bright and brassy songs as "A Bushel and a Peck" "Luck Be a Lady," and "Adelaide's Lament." Jon Tracy (Berkeley Playhouse, Aurora Theatre Company, Shotgun Players, San Francisco Playhouse, Magic Theatre) helms this musical, his seventh production for Berkeley Playhouse.
Berkeley Playhouse was founded in 2007 by Artistic Director Elizabeth McKoy, a professional theater actor, director, and teacher for over 20 years. Under the artistic guidance of McKoy, and Managing Director Lauren Hewitt, Berkeley Playhouse is a professional theater for all ages that presents a season of year-round musicals, providing children and families with unique and sophisticated musical theater experiences. In addition, Berkeley Playhouse has a music theater conservatory, which offers a range of educational instruction classes in music performance skills. In 2009, Berkeley Playhouse made its permanent performance home at the historic Julia Morgan Theatre in Berkeley.
Previews: Thursday, March 21, 7pm; Saturday, March 23, 2pm.
Opens: Saturday, March 23, 2012, 7pm (Also press opening)
Closes: April 28, 2013
All performances Thursday-Friday at 7pm; Saturday at 2pm, 7pm; Sunday at 3pm
Julia Morgan Theatre, 2640 College Avenue, Berkeley
For tickets ($17-60) or more information, the public may visit berkeleyplayhouse.org or call 510-845-8542x351; group rates available