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Roll of the dice: 'Guys and Dolls' onstage at Firehouse

Tri-Valley Rep performing musical Nov. 2-18

Nathan Detroit is setting up his craps game at the Firehouse Arts Center as Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre opens "Guys and Dolls" on Nov. 3 to run at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 18.

The musical comedy is set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City where gambler Nathan Detroit is trying to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town. But the authorities are breathing down his neck, and his girlfriend, nightclub entertainer Adelaide, is lamenting they've been engaged for 14 years.

Detroit hopes for help from fellow gambler Sky Masterson, but he is busy chasing the straight-laced missionary Sarah Brown. The adventures continue to the cafes of Havana and back to New York -- and its sewers -- with singing, dancing and laughs all the way. The show ran for 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950.

Directors are Kathleen Breedveld and Brian Olkowski; music director, Sierra Dee; choreographer, Kelly Krauss Cooper; starring Noel Anthony as Sky Masterson, Rachel Powers as Sarah Brown, Robert Lopez as Nathan Detroit, Morgan Stinson as Miss Adelaide, and Johnny Orenberg as Nicely-Nicely Johnson.

Tickets are $19-$41. Go to www.firehousearts.org, call 931-4848, or purchase at the theater box office, 4444 Railroad Ave. For more information, visit www.trivalleyrep.org.

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