Guys and Dolls, which opened on Broadway on November 24, 1950, is one of the most produced shows worldwide. The Broadway Junior version was first produced in 1998, but its most successful production occurred on the Indian Mountain School stage on December 17, 2010.


Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls Junior introduces us to colorful characters who have become legends in the musical theatre canon: Sarah Brown, the upright but uptight “mission doll,” played by Ella Schmidt; Sky Masterson, the slick, high-rolling gambler, played by Max Coleman, who woos her on a bet and ends up falling in love; Adelaide, a nightclub performer, played by Emma Herrmann, whose chronic flu is brought on by the fact she has been engaged to the same man for 14 years; and Nathan Detroit, her devoted fiancé, played by Griffin Hochstetter, desperate as always to find a spot for his infamous floating dice game. A troupe of Hot Box girls, marching mission marms, and gambling thugs complement the action on stage.


All of the IMS players put on an exceptional show, performing the songs and dances with skill, and timing the comic dialog for maximum effect. Congratulations to the entire cast and crew for this outstanding production, which Mr. Devey described as “one of the best representations of Indian Mountain School ever.”


Don’t miss Tory Jadow’s outstanding photos and video clips from the play.



Sky Masterson: Max Coleman

Sarah Brown: Ella Schmidt

Nathan Detroit: Griffin Hochstetter

Miss Adelaide: Emma Herrmann

Harry the Horse: Greg Reiss

Nicely-Nicely Johnson: Cormac Bell

Benny Southstreet: Sam Pastore

Rusty Charlie: Jack Park

Arvida Abernathy: Avian Song

Brannigan: Heidi Reiss

Big Jule: Will Bliss

Mimi: Lulu Nwokeafor-laz

General: Alex Schwartz

Hot Box Girls: Abby Quinn, Maddi Devey, Morgan Baravalle, Kesi Cania, and Rachel Yerks


Director: Peter Richmond

Musical Director: Donald Sosin

Choreographer: Ellie Molyneux

Assistant to the Director: Emma Herrmann

Assistant to the Assistant Director and Crew: Elsie Pryor

Lighting: Michael Carter, Griffin Hochstetter

Cover Art: Helena Seo


Special thanks to . . . 

Richard Swiatek and his amazing crew

Denise Cohn and the Falls Village Children’s Theater

Ram Miles

Star Herrmann

The Warner Theater, Mizza’s Pizza

Indian Mountain School’s continued and enthusiastic

support of the arts!


Book by Abe Burrows & Jo Swerling

Music & Lyrics by Frank Loesser

Originally Directed on Broadway by George S. Kaufman