The Tams-Witmark Library which controls the amateur productions rights for My Fair Lady informed us last week they are unable to release the title to us for our 2014 season. A professional touring production of the show is scheduled to be in our area.
For this reason, our 2014 season will open instead with a production of the musical Guys & Dolls.
Guys & Dolls with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows first opened on Broadway on November 24, 1950. It ran for 1200 performances and won Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Leading Actor (Robert Alda as Sky Masterson), Best Featured Actress (Isabel Bigley as Sarah Brown), Best Choreography (Michael Kidd) and Best Direction of a Musical (George S. Kaufman).
Popular songs from the score include "Luck Be A Lady Tonight", "Adelaide's Lament", and "Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat."
"Guys & Dolls" was revived on Broadway in 1976, 1992, and 2009.