Guys and Dolls – Show Guidelines

Guys and Dolls is a 1950s classic musical featuring two soft-hearted gamblers who each undergo a transformation alongside their “dolls.”  A Muny favorite, the show is geared toward teens and adults.

Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is a romantic comedy. Gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps 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. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, and Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown, as a result. Guys and Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong.


Language
The word hell is used.

Sexual Innuendo
Some dialogue and lyrics contain sexual innuendo.

Drugs and Alcohol
Cigarettes and alcohol are frequently used as props.

A character gets drunk as part of a comical scene.

Violence
Fights break out during two scenes.

Mature Content
A character makes several cavalier remarks about women at the beginning of the show.

One character carries a gun.