Guys and Dolls Jr.
Guys and Dolls JR. is an adaptation of the show considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Its namesake ran for 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950 and won numerous Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Frank Loesser’s brassy, immortal score and witty book makes Guys and Dolls JR. a perennial crowd pleaser.
Set in Damon Runyon’s New York City, Guys and Dolls JR. follows gambler, Nathan Detroit, as he tries to find the cash to set up the biggest crap game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they’ve been engaged for fourteen years without ever getting married. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, but Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown. Guys and Dolls JR. takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, but everyone eventually ends up right where they belong.
Show Dates: July 27, 28, 29 & August 3, 4, 5
We are pleased to announce our 2018-2019 theatre season! We will begin our season with Guys and Dolls Jr. This is a children’s version of the Tony Award Winning Musical. Auditions are may 19th and 20th.
We will be doing our first production at St. Albans City Park with Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.
The rest of the season includes The Best Christmas Pageant Ever for our Christmas show. Next, the award winning dramedy Sylvia will grace our stage. Lastly, our season will end with The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Come out and support The Alban by auditioning or seeing a show this season.
Oedipus: An Appalachian Tragedy
By: A.E. Gill
The Alban Arts Center is proud to present the world premier production of OEDIPUS: An Appalachian Tragedy by A.E. Gill. Our production is lead by a group of female artists from West Virginia. Artistic, assistant, technical Direction, graphic and costume design and playwriting have all been produced by Appalachian women and they can’t wait to share their work with all of you! Our production of Oedipus is an adaptation of the centuries’ old play, Oedipus Rex, by Sophocles. We have so much to learn about our future and about ourselves by looking at our collective past. The same issues we face today, we’ve faced for thousands of years. OEDIPUS by A.E. Gill examines our responsibility as citizens, the responsibility of our elected officials and how our ethics (or lack there of) can effect the prosperity of a community. Join us Fri. & Sat. June 22, 23, 29 & 30 at 8PM and Sunday June 24 & July 1 at 2PM. Tickets are only $10 for students & seniors and $15 for adults. To purchase tickets or for more information please click the link below.