Guys and Dolls

Gualala Arts Theater presents

Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning musical of Damon Runyon short stories. Directed by Bryn Elizan Harris. PG13 production.

Evening performances at 7 pm, Friday March 23, Saturday, March 24 and Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31. Matinees: Sunday, March 25 and Saturday, March 31, at 2 pm. Small plates at 6 pm opening and closing nights guarantees early seating.

Coleman Hall

$20 in advance, plus $5 day of event; PG13 performance, Youth 7-17 must attend with an adult. Opening & closing nights: Cuban Tapas small plates buffet with specialty drink, $30 in advance. Purchase food tickets separately one week in advance. Plus $10 afterward.

Cassie Grossman and Jon Handel

 Opening and Closing nights only

enjoy Tapas small plates buffet:

Chicken and  tofu Satay, falafel, quinoa salad,

pickled and regular veggies, olives, pepperinchini,

hummus, Tazicki  with cucumber yogurt, goat cheese with Pita bread,

chips and Mango Salsa Hot & Mild, and mixed nuts.

and a specialty drink beforehand   

  for guaranteed early seating!

$30 in advance. Purchase food tickets separately a week in advance. Plus $10 afterward.

“Guys and Dolls” is a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning musical based on the short stories of Damon Runyon. It is set in the 1950s and follows the adventures of a group of gamblers and hot box dancers with Sergeant Sarah Brown and the Save a Soul Mission working to save the souls of these shifty characters. Music and Lyrics are by Frank Loesser and the book is written by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. With memorable songs such as “Fugue for Tinhorns”, “Luck Be a Lady”, “Miss Adelaide’s Lament”, “Bushel and a Peck”, “Sit Down, You’re Rocking the Boat” and the Title song “Guys and Dolls”, this show is sure to be a colorful romp through the New York underworld and back.

About the director, Bryn Elizan Harris

Wayne Harris, Cassie Grossman, Jon Handel.

Bryn Elizan Harris has been dancing since she was 3 years old. Traveling from small town Gualala, to New York City, she made her mark at a number of companies including the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, where she received the Kristy Scholarship for Musical Theater.

Bryn was the choreographer for the world premiere musical “One”, which went on to tour 13 countries. She has spent years contributing to both sides of the table as performer and choreographer for Summer Repertory Theater and PCPA Theatrefest’s productions of Beauty and The Beast, Oliver, Annie, and Into the Woods. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Directing from University North Carolina School of The Arts where she worked with Gerald Freedman on the 50th anniversary of “West Side Story” and “Sunday in the Park with George”.

Bryn recently returned to PCPA as a guest artist, teaching a semester of movement training. She also choreographed “The Wizard of OZ” with 150 puppets ranging in heights from less than a foot tall as actors stood in trap doors in the stage (Munchkins), to over 29 feet tall (Winkies). For this show, Bryn won the Allan Hancock Musical Theater Award for outstanding originality and choreographic design.

Bryn returned to Gualala in 2010 and has been part of several local productions as choreographer, performer and/or director. Recent productions include “Of the I Sing”, “Jekyll and Hyde the Musical”, “Honk!” and her one-woman Valentine’s show in 2014. Bryn says she is thrilled to have the opportunity to give Musical Theater back to the community. This will be her directing debut at  Gualala Arts Center.


Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI).

All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.


$20 in advance, plus $5 day of event

 PG13 performance, youth must attend with an adult.

Food tickets sold separately. $30 in advance (one week before) guarantees early seating. Plus $10 afterward.

For advance purchase, visit Brown Paper Tickets or call them at 1-800-838-3006.
To purchase in person, visit the Gualala Arts Center or Dolphin Gallery in Gualala.