“Guys and Dolls Jr.” Performs at Music Pier

“Guys and Dolls Jr.” Performs at Music Pier

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Guys and Dolls Jr. will feature a cast of musical theater students from across the Delaware Valley . (Photo courtesy OCTC)

The Ocean City Theatre Company’s Junior Company will present Guys and Dolls Jr. on Aug. 23​ and 24​ at the Ocean City Music Pier. Show times are 7:30 p.m.

This fully staged production directed by Don Toal, Jr., choreographed by Lisa Toal and music direction by Betsy Pruitt-Harrison, will feature a cast of select fifth through eighth ​grade students from across the Delaware Valley.

Guys and Dolls Jr. is an adaptation of the show considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Its namesake ran for 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950 and won numerous Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

Frank Loesser’s brassy, immortal score and witty book makes Guys and Dolls Jr. a perennial crowd pleaser.

Set in Damon Runyon’s New York City, Guys and Dolls Jr. follows gambler Nathan Detroit as he tries to find the cash to set up the biggest crap game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck. Meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they’ve been engaged for 14 years without ever getting married.

Children in grades fifth through eighth will entertain the audience at the Music Pier. (Photo courtesy OCTC)

Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, but Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown.

Guys and Dolls Jr. takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, but everyone eventually ends up right where they belong.

Tickets for Guys and Dolls Jr. range from $12-$15. ​To purchase tickets call 609-399-6111 or visit www.oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice​.

To learn more about the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company and other upcoming professional and educational programming, visit ​http://www.oceancitytheatrecompany.com

Guys and Dolls Jr. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).