A fresh and exciting new production! Hailed by many as the perfect musical comedy, this Tony-winning favorite follows a colorful bunch of gamblers, gangsters, and showgirls in a wild game of chance—then love sneaks in! Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, Guys & Dolls features legendary Frank Loesser tunes including the crowd-pleasing classics “Luck Be a Lady” and “Sit Down You’re Rocking the Boat.”
A Musical Fable of Broadway Based on a Story and Characters by Damon Runyon
Music & Lyrics by Frank Loesser Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows
GUYS AND DOLLS is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
Run Time: 2 hour and 30 minutes including one 15 minute intermission Contains adult themes and language. Recommended for ages 14+.
Group rates available! Contact [email protected] for more information.
Student Matinees available! Learn More.
Wednesday, September 20 at 7PM
Thursday, September 21 at 2PM & 7PM
Sunday, September 24 at 2PM
Tuesday, September 26 at 7PM
Saturday, September 30 at 2PM & 7PM
Friday, October 6 at 9:30AM* & 7PM
Sunday, October 8 at 2PM
* Morning Matinee
David Grindrod (he/him)
David is excited to be back at Weathervane after directing and choreographing A Chorus Line last season. David is the associate to Tony Award Recipient, Baayork Lee working alongside her on multiple national and international productions of A Chorus Line as well as Cats and South Pacific. David choreographed The Light in the Piazza directed by Tony Award Winner, Victoria Clark. Other directing/choreographing credits include: Quisisana Resort, White Plains Performing Arts, and Music Theatre Kansas City. David has a BFA in Musical Theatre from Pace University. @david.grin
Andrew Morrissey (he/him)
Andrew Morrissey is a NYC based pianist, music director, vocal coach and composer. Experience includes educational, community and semi-professional theatre in NH, NYC and the DMV area. A NH native, regional credits include Interlakes, Jean’s Playhouse, Winnipesaukee Playhouse and Plymouth State University, where he received a BA in Music. He has a MM in stage music composition from CUA, and his thesis project grew into a fully fledged staging of Lost In Wonderland with DC’s Pallas Theatre Collective. Current projects include a new musical based on Oscar Wilde’s Dorian Gray and another on the life of Rasputin. IG: @Andrewmorrisseymusic
Kyle Laing (he/him)
Kyle is a NYC based performer, educator, and choreographer. Some past credits include: Paper Mill Playhouse (On Your Feet), Maine State Music Theatre (Evita, Jospeh…, Jersey Boys), Shakespeare Theatre Company (Camelot); Orlando Shakes (In the Heights); Thanks to David for bringing me along for the ride. @kylelaing
RIEN SCHLECHT (she/her)
After graduating with degrees in Criminal Profiling and Costume Design, Rien started working at Weathervane Theatre and is always so happy to return to the mountains. Her favorite Weathervane designs include Blood Brothers (set/costume), Eurydice (set/costume), Buyer & Cellar (set design), A Man of No Importance, Sweeney Todd (NH Theatre Award), Once on this Island, Memphis (NHTA nom), The King and I (NHTA nom), Seussical, Bright Star, Little Shop of Horrors, and Amadeus (set/costumes). Her New York theatre credits include multiple shows with Out of the Box Theatrics including the Drama Desk nominated Baby, several seasons with Theatre For A New Audience, Radio City, Mark Morris Ballet, and TV commercials. She designed The Mysteries at The Flea (Drama Desk nom), The Jinx for HBO, worked on The Woodsman at New World Stages, and the stage and film productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Julie Taymor. Thank you for supporting live theatre!
BILLY SMITH (he/him)
Billy is grateful to return this season. He has fallen in love with Weathervane and is proud to be a part of this exciting season. Billy holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Limestone University.
KATHRYN SUTTON (she/her)
Kathryn is a theatremaker from Bryan, Texas. Previous experience includes Emerson props intern at the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, props supervisor for the Winnipesaukee Playhouse 2022 season, and head props on The Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer national tour. She is eager to join the production team for this season!
SCOUT HOUGH (she/her)
Scout is an Orono, Maine based designer and technician, but always looks forward to summers in the White Mountains! She earned her BFA at the North Carolina School of the Arts and is currently working toward her Master’s at UMaine, building her own program of study centered on ethics in collaborative art-making. When not at Weathervane, she works predominantly in Maine; credits include work with Penobscot Theatre Company, True North Theatre, and the University of Maine. Other credits include programming work at New York Live Arts and Lighting Design for Out of the Box Theatrics’ production of Baby.
CAMDEN DALIE KEECH (he/him)
Camden hails from Central Arkansas where he graduated with a BA with an emphasis in Theatre Arts. He began acting as a freshman in high school. In college he spent
time acting, designing, building and directing. He hopes you enjoy the show!
PYPER K WILLIAMS (she/her)
Pyper studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She has been cultivating her passion for acting by getting involved with The Weathervane and teaching acting and directing theater at The White Mountain School.
NICK PRAZNIAK (he/him)
Nick is from Eugene, OR. He works as a union stagehand with The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 675 in Eugene. Union stagehand credits: Hamilton, Wicked, Lion King, Fiddler on the Roof, Rent, Jersey Boys, South Pacific and more. He has also worked locally in the Eugene community and throughout the state with Western Oregon University, University of Oregon Theater, Very Little Theater, Oregon Contemporary Theater, Lane Community College, and Artists Repertory Theater.
After studying to be a doctor and an accountant, Abe Burrows had a career in sales before becoming a successful radio script writer and writer/performer of musical parody numbers.His first Broadway libretto was Guys and Dolls, co-written with Jo Swerling, with a score by Frank Loesser. Among the musicals for which he provided librettos are Make A Wish, Can–Can, and Silk Stockings (both with scores by Cole Porter), Say, Darling, and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (which he also directed; score by Frank Loesser). His non-musical plays include Cactus Flower (wrote and directed) and Forty Carats (directed).
Born in Russia in 1897, Jo Swerling was a playwright, screenwriter ,and vaudeville sketch writer. Mr.Swerling’s long career began as a reporter and feature writer in New York and Chicago.
One of America’s great composer/lyricists, Frank Loesser began his songwriting career during the Depression as a lyricist, contributing songs to Broadway revues and nightclub acts.His work with composer Irving Actman in the 1936 revue The Illustrator’s Show led to a songwriting contract in Hollywood, where he spent the next eleven years working with such composers as Burton Lane, Jule Styne, Arthur Schwartz, and Hoagy Carmichael. Some of his film songs include “Two Sleepy People,” “Jingle Jangle Jingle” and “I Don’t Want To Walk Without You.” The first song for which Loesser wrote both words and music was “Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition,” written during his World War II service. His Hollywood work after the war included the hit songs “Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year,” “A Slow Boat To China,” and the 1949 Oscar-winning song “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” In 1948 Loesser was approached by fledgling Broadway producers Cy Feuer and Ernest Martin to write music and lyrics to George Abbott’s libretto for an adaptation of the classic Brandon Thomas play Charley’s Aunt.The new musical, which starred Ray Bolger, was called Where’s Charley? and was a hit. This led to Loesser’s next show,the hugely influential and successful Guys and Dolls in 1950, also produced by Feuer and Martin,with a script by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling. In 1956 Loesser wrote the libretto, music, and lyrics for his next show,The Most Happy Fella, adapted from Sidney Howard’s play,They Knew What They Wanted. This impressive score contains over 30 musical numbers and makes extensive use of operatic techniques and forms, including recitative, arias, duets, trios, and choral numbers. In 1960 he provided the score and was co-librettist for Greenwillow.In 1961, Loesser Wrote the score for the Pulitzer Prize-winning How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. His last show, Pleasures and Palaces, closed in 1965 during out-of-town try-outs.
Music Theatre International
MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL (MTIShows.com) is one of the world’s leading theatrical licensing agencies, granting schools as well as amateur and professional theatres from around the world the rights to perform the largest selection of great musicals from Broadway and beyond. MTI works directly with the composers, lyricists and book writers of these shows to provide official scripts, musical materials and dynamic theatrical resources to over 60,000 theatrical organizations in the U.S. and in over 60 countries worldwide.