The Kentucky Wesleyan College Theatre Department will present “Guys and Dolls” in the Activity Hall at 3300 Frederica St.
The play will be directed by Nate Gross, KWC associate professor theatre arts, and Calvin Malone, a native of Owensboro who is a professional stage actor. Performances will be choreographed by Shauna Jones with music direction by Dennis Jewett, associate professor of music at KWC. The creative team assembled a cast and crew consisting of KWC theater students, as well as community members and professional actors. Capacity has been reduced to allow the audience to be socially distanced. Purchase tickets for in-person and livestream access by clicking the appropriate link below:
Due to a recent pause in campus activities and events, the Theatre Department has shared an updated schedule of performances for “Guys and Dolls.” Please see a message below from Director Nate Gross.
Dear Theatre Supporters,
We are excited to see you at Guys and Dolls! However, due to circumstances beyond our control, but perhaps normal in the last twelve months, we’ve had to postpone the show for just one week. The college experienced an issue with dorm quarantine space, which triggered our “Red Zone” which meant all activities including rehearsal were not allowed for a week. No actors or crew members tested positive for the virus, but everything was cancelled in order to contain any outbreak.
We’ve been allowed to resume rehearsal today (Monday, Mar. 22), but we lost valuable time, hence the decision to move the dates by one week (Apr. 1-3). We will now close with TWO SHOWS ON SATURDAY, and NO SUNDAY MATINEE, in order to avoid the Easter holiday.
NEW DATES. All tickets purchased for Thursday the 25th will be honored on Thursday the 1st, the 26th for the 2nd, the 27th for 3rd at 7 p.m., and the 28th at 2 p.m. for the 3rd at 2 p.m. NOTE: The Matinee is now on a Saturday, the 3rd.
Those who purchased tickets, your names are on our list, so do not worry about getting in if you have tickets for that day. We will honor your old tickets, or we can email you new ones, or we can look up your name the night of the performance. Please contact me with any questions or concerns. We can’t wait to see you at the show!
Nate Gross, MFA
Director of Theatre
(270) 852 3595
According to Gross, lessons to be learned from “Guys and Dolls” may include: if a woman is engaged for 14 years, she may develop a cold; if you gamble with blank dice, your odds of winning improve significantly; and you may need to “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat.”
“You will leave this show humming and less depressed,” said Gross.
Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, “Guys and Dolls” ran for 1,200 performances after it opened on Broadway in 1950. It received nearly unanimous positive reviews from critics and won a bevy of awards, including Tony Awards, Drama Desks and Oliviers. For more information, contact Nate Gross at firstname.lastname@example.org or 270-852-3595.