Carmel Catholic High School's Fine Arts Department, under the direction of Denise Sebastiano, presents "Guys and Dolls" at 7 p.m. Friday, April 25; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, April 26; and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 27. The school is at 1 Carmel Parkway, Mundelein.
Advance tickets may be ordered online at carmelcatholichs.ticketleap.com/guys-and-dolls. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $5 for students.
The classic musical takes place in the hustle and bustle of New York City in the 1950s. This romantic tale is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, as it introduces a cast of vivid characters.
They include Sarah Brown, the upright but uptight "mission doll," out to reform the evildoers of Time Square; Sky Masterson, the slick, high-rolling gambler who woos her on a bet and ends up falling in love; Adelaide, the chronically ill nightclub performer whose condition is brought on by the fact she has been engaged to the same man for 14 years; Nathan Detroit, Adelaide's devoted fiancé, who is desperate to find a spot for his infamous floating crap game; and Nicely Nicely, the good friend to all who adds to the comedy of the show.
More than 80 cast and crew members are involved in the show, and many have been working since December designing the sets and preparing the costumes under student directors Annie Lentino and Peter Meehan.
The lead role of Sarah Brown will be shared by Olivia Koukol and Erin Pauly; Sky Masterson is played by Mark Malandrino; Adelaide will be shared by Brittany Tarpey and Hannah James; Nathan Detroit will be played by Brody Long; and Nicely Nicely will be portrayed by Will Higgins.
Additionally, Sarah Storto will play Arlye Abernathy and John Dicks will be Benny Southwest.