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'Guys and Dolls' on stage at Valley Catholic
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In Valley Catholic's 'Guys and Dolls,' Collin Pierce as Nathan Detroit and Clara Kiss play opposite Hannah Wilson as Sarah Brown and Kevin White as Sky Masterson.
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In Valley Catholic's 'Guys and Dolls,' Collin Pierce as Nathan Detroit and Clara Kiss play opposite Hannah Wilson as Sarah Brown and Kevin White as Sky Masterson.

BEAVERTON — “When you see a guy reach for stars in the sky, you can bet that he’s doing it for some doll!”

The musical 'Guys and Dolls' is set for 7 p.m. April 4-5 and 11-12 and matinees on at 2 p.m. April 6 and 13 at Valley Catholic’s Kelly Auditorium.  

With music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, "Guys and Dolls" is based on the story and characters by Damon Runyon. Set in 1950 New York, the play tells the story of a carefree gambler, Sky Masterson, who makes a bet with his friend Nathan Detroit that he can woo a straight-laced mission “doll,” Sarah Brown. Nathan, meanwhile, is searching desperately for a location for his dice game — “the oldest established permanent floating crap game in New York.” His fiancé, Adelaide, loves him, but is pressuring him to tie the knot; after all, they’ve been engaged for 14 years.

Audiences will recognize classic songs like “Luck Be a Lady,” “Bushel and a Peck,” “Sue Me,” and “I’ve Never Been in Love Before.” Guys and Dolls won the Tony Award for best musical.

The production brings together 41 cast and crew members—more than any in recent memory at the school.

“This is the 20th production I’ve directed at Valley Catholic, and it’s so encouraging to see the drama department continue to grow,” says Ginnie Sutfin, the director. She says the production is “energetic and hilarious."

The cast and crew includes Valley Catholic seniors Joshua Curfman, Taylor Dean, Michael Dombrowski, Angela Dunham, Eli Gavett, Rebecca Gould, Alys Heinen, Annika Holstrom, Clara Kiss, Annabelle Larson, Grace Mannen, Grace Nepokroeff, Collin Pierce, Elena Ramirez, Angie Streinz and Hannah Wilson; juniors Kevin Alexander, Abhram Bettermann, Megan Moore, Connell Morantte, Katy Motta, Kathleen Shew and Richard Yates; sophomores John Barkhurst, Peter Bernard, Jennah Curfman, Patrick Kelly, Katie Larson, Aaron Linnemann, Rachael Lovely, Mackenzie Mullet, Ollie Philips, Andrew Plasker, Bianca Robison, Peter Seger, Marina Tyagulskaya and Kevin White; freshmen Katheren Bettermann, Samira Jones, Ardeshir Tabrizian, Samantha Wilson and Abigail Woodruff.

Production credits include musical direction by Jeffrey Childs, choreography by Elizabeth Esch Brown, lighting design by Bradford Johnson, costumes by Jean Malnati and set design by Ginnie Sutfin.

Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $6 for students and seniors, and $3 for children under 5. Tickets can be ordered at 503-644-3745 or purchased at the door.

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