WHAT: Truman High School presents “Guys and Dolls,” the 1950 Tony Award winning musical based on the short stories of Damon Runyon, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, directed by Ron Meyer and made possible by arrangement with Music Theatre International.

WHEN: Thursday through Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m.

WHERE: Truman High School, 3301 S. Noland Rd., Independence.

HOW MUCH: Tickets are $7 in advance (call 816-521-5350) or $8 at the door.

WHAT THE MUSICAL IS ABOUT: While Sarah Brown and her fellow missionaries are urging people to repent and turn back on sin and vice, the heat is on as Nathan Detroit looks for a place to host his floating crap game – and keep his 14-year fiancé Adelaide from finding out he’s still running the game. Adelaide laments that her chronic cold is a psychosomatic reaction to the never-ending engagement. Attempting to secure deposit money for his game, Nathan bets high-rolling gambler Sky Masterson that Sky can’t get Sarah to go on a date with him to Havana. Does the game ever get played, and do the two unlikely couples eventually end up together?


CAST (in order of appearance)

Character: Actor

Nicely-Nicely Johnson: Gavin Bechtold

Benny Southstreet: David Figueroa

Rusty Charlie: Blake Savidge

Sarah Brown: Abigail Becker

Arvide Abernathy: Jacob Snow

Save-A-Soul missionaries: Molly Ross, Noah Wood, Isaac Towne, Andy Bonilla, Lillian Ridge, Samantha Feaker, Taylore Sartain, Savannah Dye, Faith Nickens

Harry the Horse: Justin Burton

Lieutenant Brannigan, Joey Biltmore: Ethan Williams

Nathan Detroit: Matt Silvestri

Gamblers: Dyllan Graves, José Calderon, Braden James, Logan Easter, John Kelsay, Jaggard Williams, Spencer Ashley, Cameron Mabie, Alex Millard, Jacob Cochran

Miss Adelaide: Tabitha Williams

Sky Masterson: Val Mathenia

Master of Ceremonies: Daniel Statesel

Hot Box girls: Annjanette Hutchinson, Keyla Ayala, Madeline Cutshall, Faith Schulte, Heidi Coffman, Daniela Mendoza, Shealyn Hedrick, Olyvia Jones, Ashl Hicks, Sydney Gicinto, Amaya Jiminez, Johanna Mortensen

General Cartwright: Alexis Lee

Big Jule: Korey Postoak