Guys & Dolls 2006
This year our musical is brought to you from the lively streets around Broadway in New York City. The musical was written by Frank Loesser in 1949 who based it on a short story by Damon Runyon called The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown. Runyon was born in Kansas in 18884 and moved to New York in 1910 where he was a reporter. He was always to be found "where the big story was".
The first few paragraph of Runyon's story set the scene for Guys and Dolls and introduce Sky Masterton:
Of all the high players this country ever sees, there is no doubt that the guy they call The Sky is the highest. In fact, the reason he is called The Sky is because he goes so high when it comes to betting on any proposition whatever. He will bet all he has, and nobody can bet more than this.
right name is Obadiah Masterton, and he is originally out of a little
town in southern Colorado where he learns to shoot craps, and play cards,
and one thing and another, and where his old man is a very well-known
citizen, and something of a sport himself. In fact, The Sky tells me
that when he finally cleans up all the loose scratch around his home
town and decides he needs more room, his old man has a private talk
with him and says to him like this:
A later paragraph does the same for Miss Sarah Brown:
There are only four of these missions workers, and two of them are old guys, and one is an old doll, while the other is a young doll who is tootling on a cornet. And after a couple of ganders at this young doll, The Sky is a goner, for this is one of the most beautiful young dolls anybody ever sees on Broadway, and especially as a mission worker. Her name is Miss Sarah Brown.
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