University Liggett School Players present Guys and Dolls

The University Liggett School Players will present four performances of the Broadway-classic, hit musical Guys and Dolls. Never before presented by University Liggett School, Guys and Dolls stars seniors Quinn Nehr as Sky Masterson, Geoffrey Elmer as Nathan Detroit, Mary Weiermiller as Miss Adelaide and sophomore Christina Jarad as Sarah Brown.

Performances are 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28, 8 p.m. March 1, 7:30 p.m. March 2 and 2 p.m. March 3. The Sunday matinee performance will feature the rose ceremony – honoring seniors – before the performance begins.

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Nehr and Elmer are in their final main stage performance at University Liggett School and both are getting great feedback and responses from national universities, as they audition and prepare move on to the next level after graduation, said Dr. Phillip Moss, Creative & Performing Arts Department Chair

“Nehr and Elmer have been actively auditioning for some of the top university theater programs in the country and have already received offers of admission to several excellent programs,” he said.

Jarad also has won acclaim recently at the Michigan Vocal Music Association Festival and the National Association of Teachers of Singing competition for musical theater. 
Elmer will be playing the gambler, Nathan Detroit, who tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Miss Adelaide (Weiermiller), laments that they've been engaged for 14 years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson played by Nehr, for the dough, and Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown (Jarad), as a result.

The show, a madcap romantic comedy, features a large cast with a variety of ensemble and solo performances. More than 30 Upper School students are in the cast, with more than 40 additional students involved in every aspect of the production – from front of house management to lighting to costumes to set design. The show even features the varsity boys’ basketball team in a big song and dance number.

Guys and Dolls ran for 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950 and has won Tony Awards, Drama Desk awards and Olivier Awards.

Tickets are $5 for general admission and $8 for reserved seating and can be purchased at the Liggett Players box office or 
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University Liggett School, a top Metro Detroit private, independent school, is located at 1045 Cook Road Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236 313-884-4444