Guys and Dolls, A Musical Fable of Broadway

In a mythical New York City, gambler Nathan Detroit attempts to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities are breathing down his neck. He has another problem, too. Adelaide, nightclub performer and Nathan’s exasperated fiancée of 14 years, has nearly had it waiting for their wedding day to finally arrive. Nathan takes on another risk as he bets fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, that Sky can’t get a date with the pious leader of the Save-a-Soul Mission, Sarah Brown. This musical fable of 1930s Broadway is populated with colorful gamblers, showgirls, and missionaries plus classic songs like “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat,” “A Bushel and a Peck” and the showstopping “Luck Be a Lady.”

Please join us in the West Lobby 30 minutes prior to each curtain for a pre-show talk presented by Playhouse staff.

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Performance Times:
7:30 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays & 2:00 PM Sundays
John Viars Theatre
Run Time:
Content Advisory:
The Playhouse does not rate subject matter as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have questions about content, age appropriateness, or other aspects of the show (ie strobe lights and other theatrical effects), please contact the ticket office at 515.277.6261.


  • Nathan Detroit

    Giovanni Bahena

    Nathan Detroit
  • Vernon, Hot Box Dancer

    Michael Beasley

    Vernon, Hot Box Dancer
  • Miss Adelaide

    Kaelan Bohn

    Miss Adelaide
  • Dancer / Ensemble

    Elise Cameron

    Dancer / Ensemble
  • Joey Biltmore

    Brad Church

    Joey Biltmore
  • Dancer / Ensemble

    Madeline Davis

    Dancer / Ensemble
  • General Matilda B Cartwright

    Breigh Edwards

    General Matilda B Cartwright
  • Master of Ceremonies

    Noah Fraizer

    Master of Ceremonies
  • Dancer / Ensemble

    Jillian Gabby

    Dancer / Ensemble
  • Dancer / Ensemble

    Lauren Gabby

    Dancer / Ensemble
  • Allison, Hot Box Dancer

    Riley Jensen

    Allison, Hot Box Dancer
  • Sarah Brown

    Taylor Anne Layden

    Sarah Brown
  • Agatha, Mission Band

    Amy Leonard

    Agatha, Mission Band
  • Society Max

    Zac Logemann

    Society Max
  • Arvide Abernathy

    Dean Messerly

    Arvide Abernathy
  • Nicely-Nicely Johnson

    Greg Millar

    Nicely-Nicely Johnson
  • Dancer / Ensemble

    Mitchell Nieland

    Dancer / Ensemble
  • Martha, Mission Band

    Bridget Paur

    Martha, Mission Band
  • Big Jule

    Madison Ray

    Big Jule
  • Angie the Ox

    Chance Reeves

    Angie the Ox
  • Harry the Horse

    Keelin Reilly

    Harry the Horse
  • Calvin, Mission Band

    Emmitt Reyerson

    Calvin, Mission Band
  • Benny Southwest

    Gavin Runles

    Benny Southwest
  • Waiter

    Uriel Rodriguez

  • Sky Masterson

    Evan Schettler

    Sky Masterson
  • Mimi, Hot Box Dancer

    Maggie Schmitt

    Mimi, Hot Box Dancer
  • Ferguson, Hot Box Dancer

    Lexus Thiessen

    Ferguson, Hot Box Dancer
  • Lt Brannigan

    JP Ungs

    Lt Brannigan
  • Director / Playhouse Artistic Director

    Katy Merriman

    Director / Playhouse Artistic Director
  • Music Director

    Tina Haase Findlay

    Music Director
  • Choreographer

    Michael Tomlinson

  • Scenic Designer

    Teena Sauvola

    Scenic Designer
  • Costume Designer

    Angela Lampe

    Costume Designer
  • Lighting Designer

    Alex Snodgrass

    Lighting Designer
  • Properties Designer

    Nate Weber

    Properties Designer
  • Stage Manager

    Jenna Darsee

    Stage Manager
  • Intimacy Director

    Lyndsy Darland

    Intimacy Director
  • Assistant Director

    Toni Farris

    Assistant Director
  • Assistant Stage Manager

    Korey Williams

    Assistant Stage Manager
  • Conductor

    Brenton Brown


Show Credits

Based on a Story & Characters of Damon Runyon

Music & Lyrics by Frank Loesser

Book by Jo Swerling & Abe Burrows

Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International,

Sponsored by

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