Guys and Dolls, Jr.
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.”
GUYS AND DOLLS CAST
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
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