The Tony-winning musical Guys and Dolls is set in New York City during the swinging 1940s. The story follows Nathan Detroit, who turns to fellow gambler Sky Masterson for the cash to float the biggest craps game in town. When dolls -- especially a straitlaced missionary named Sarah Brown -- get involved, the term "high stakes" applies to both love and money. Jam-packed with big, flashy numbers like "Luck Be a Lady" and "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat," it's no surprise Time magazine pronounced Guys and Dolls "the greatest of all American musicals." See Frank Loesser's beloved Broadway rom-com at the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope.
Mistaken identities, outrageous plot twists, slapstick comedy and a slew of self-obsessed performers desperately trying to keep things from falling apart: It's all in a day's work for master of the period-perfect farce Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor). In this fast-paced comedy set in Buffalo in 1953, a husband-and-wife acting team with a crumbling marriage struggle to keep their repertory ensemble together long enough to allow famed director Frank Capra to see them perform. But with a pregnant ingenue, a drunk leading man and a surprise visit from their daughter, things quickly go horribly (and hilariously) wrong. Catch this delightful comedy at People's Light in Malvern.
She was just a small-town girl living in a lonely world ... until she landed on the Sunset Strip in 1987 and met a wannabe rocker from Detroit. In the Tony-nominated musical Rock of Ages, these two characters fall in love while pursuing their dreams and getting caught up in a fight to save the Strip from big developers. Across a raucous mix of eyebrow-scorching tunes from Journey, Night Ranger, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar and so many more, they'll learn that on the Strip, the dreams you have when you arrive are not always the dreams you have when you leave -- but the Strip will always rock. Relive the '80s with classic hits like "Every Rose Has Its Thorn," "I Wanna Know What Love Is," "Here I Go Again" and, of course, "Don't Stop Believing," when Rock of Ages comes to the Haddonfield Plays and Players Performing Arts Center.