September Song 2000 will present the musical "Guys and Dolls" as its annual fund-raiser for the disabled of Carroll County.
A musical fable of Broadway, the play is based on a story and characters of Damon Runyon, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser.
Sarah Brown, the uptight "mission doll" out to reform evil-doers of Times Square, will be played by Stephanie Wortz. Roger Schulman will play Sky Masterson, the slick gambler who woos Sarah on a bet.
Nan Kaestner plays Adeline, the chronically ill nightclub performer who has been engaged for 14 years to Nathan Detroit, played by Chris Berry. Supporting roles feature Mitch Davis, Rich Harrison, Dave Gamble, Dave Guy, Tom Engle, Joyce Anderson and Arnie Vandervalk. Twenty-eight more characters and chorus round out the cast.
Melissa Purdy is director and Hal Fox is producer. Rachel McCusker is musical director, assisted by Ann Barcroft. The orchestra is conducted by Joe Sullivan. Chuck Lambert is choreographer/costumer.
The play will be presented at 8 p.m. Sept. 15-16 and 22, and at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 17 and 24 at Westminster High School, 1225 Washington Road. All tickets are $12. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more.
Proceeds benefit CHANGE Inc. and the Therapeutic Recreation Council. Ticket sales Sept. 17 will be matched by the Lutheran Brotherhood.