Guys and Dolls JR. is an adaptation of the show considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Set in Damon Runyon's New York City, Guys and Dolls JR. follows gambler, Nathan Detroit, as he tries to find the cash to set up the biggest crap game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck. Meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they've been engaged for fourteen years without ever getting married. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, but Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown. Guys and Dolls JR. takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, but everyone eventually ends up right where they belong.
Playhouse in the Park was honored in 2014 to become the seventh theatre in the country to be a part of The Penguin Project. The project has been wildly successful - with the Artists, the Mentors, the Creative Team, the Families, and the Audiences! The Penguin Project was created by Dr. Andrew Morgan and brings together Artists, who are children and young adults with disabilities, and Peer-Mentors who provide on-stage support. The Penguins take the stage to perform a modified version of a well-known Broadway musical.
Artists : Individuals aged 10-25 with developmental disabilities including Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, visual or hearing impairment, and other neurological disorders are invited to join our cast. Artists will partner with a peer mentor in the PIP spring production of High School Musical Jr. No experience necessary! mentors will work with artists through rehearsals and shows, supporting them and cheering them on along the way.
Mentors : Individuals aged 10-25 are invited to partner with and mentor an actor with special needs. Theatre experience is a plus for mentors but not required. Mentors will partner one-on-one with an artist and work with them in anyway needed.
Penguins Kick-Off & Informational Meeting : Monday, April 17, 2023 @ 6:00pm
Performance Dates : Sept. 15-24
Rehearsals : April - September
General Information – Tickets go on sale one month prior to each show’s opening. The Box Office opens one hour prior to curtain time; seating begins 30 minutes prior. Curtain times are 7:00 PM for evening performances and 2:30 PM for Sunday matinees.