Guys and Dolls JR.

Guys and Dolls JR.
Based on the legendary, multi-award-winning, musical comedy classic about rolling the dice and falling in love under the lights of Broadway.

Guys and Dolls JR. is an adaptation of the show considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Its namesake ran for 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950 and won numerous Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Frank Loesser's brassy, immortal score and witty book makes Guys and Dolls JR. a perennial crowd pleaser.

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.

The large cast features both a variety of ensemble and star roles.  There are ample opportunities to expand the cast by adding Hot Box Girls, gangsters, missionaries and city dwellers.

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Concert Selections for Guys And Dolls

Concert Selections are original Broadway orchestrations and exciting new symphonic arrangements of select songs for use in concert performances. Concert Selections are the perfect way to give audiences a taste of the musical theatre experience without the sets, props and costumes.

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  • ADELAIDE'S LAMENT
    From
    GUYS & DOLLS
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    Gb
    Estimated duration
    5 min 10 sec
    Music by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Lyrics by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Orchestrated by
    GEORGE BASSMAN & TED ROYAL
    Instrumentation
    1 Flute, 1 English horn, 1 Clarinet in Bb, 1 Clarinet 2, 1 Clarinet 3, 1 Bassoon, 1 Horn, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Trombone, 9 Violin AC, 8 Violin BD, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 2 Percussion, 2 Piano Conductor
  • BUSHEL AND A PECK
    From
    GUYS & DOLLS
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE VOICE, FEMALE CHORUS
    Starting Key
    Bb
    Estimated duration
    2 min 13 sec
    Music by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Lyrics by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Orchestrated by
    GEORGE BASSMAN & TED ROYAL
    Instrumentation
    1 Flute, 1 Oboe, 1 English horn, 1 Clarinet 1, 1 Clarinet 2, 1 Bass clarinet, 1 Basson 1, 1 Bassoon 2, 1 Opt.Baritone sax, 1 Opt.Alto sax 1, 1 Opt.Alto sax 2, 1 Opt.Tenor sax 1, 1 Opt.Tenor sax 2, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Trombone, 9 Violin 1, 8 Violin 2, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 3 Drum, 2 Piano Conductor, 25 Chorus Books
  • CRAPSHOOTERS BALLET
    From
    GUYS & DOLLS
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Starting Key
    C
    Estimated duration
    14 min
    Music by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Orchestrated by
    GEORGE BASSMAN & TED ROYAL
    Instrumentation
    1 Reed 1(Piccolo or Clarinet), 1 Reed 2(Clarinet, Alto Sax), 1 Reed 3(Clarinet or Oboe , Clarinet or Eng.Horn or Tenor Sax), 1 Reed 4, 1 Reed 5(Bass Clarinet, Baritone Sax), 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Horn, 1 Trombone, 9 Violin A&C, 8 Violin B&D, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 3 Drums(Drum Set, Cymbal, Wood Block), 2 Piano/Conductor
  • FOLLOW THE FOLD
    From
    GUYS & DOLLS
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    CHORUS (FEATURED SOLOS)
    Starting Key
    C
    Estimated duration
    2 min
    Music by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Lyrics by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Orchestrated by
    GEORGE BASSMAN & TED ROYAL
    Instrumentation
    1 Reed 1, 1 Reed 2, 1 Reed 3, 1 Reed 4, 1 Reed 5, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Horn, 9 Violin AC, 8 Violin BD, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 3 Drums, 2 Piano/Conductor, 25 Chorus books
  • FUGUE FOR TINHORNS
    From
    GUYS & DOLLS
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    3 MALE VOICES
    Starting Key
    Db
    Estimated duration
    2 min 10 sec
    Music by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Lyrics by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Orchestrated by
    GEORGE BASSMAN & TED ROYAL
    Instrumentation
    1 Flute, 1 English horn, 1 Reed 2(Clarinet), 1 Bass clarinet, 1 Bassoon, 1 Reed 4(Opt Tenor sax), 1 Reed 5(Opt Baritone sax), 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Horn, 1 Trombone, 9 Violin AC, 8 Violin BD, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 3 Percussion(Drum set), 2 Piano Conductor, 3 Chorus books
  • GUYS & DOLLS
    From
    GUYS & DOLLS
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    2 MALE VOICES
    Starting Key
    F
    Estimated duration
    3 min 25 sec
    Music by
    LOESSER, FRNAK
    Lyrics by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Orchestrated by
    GEORGE BASSMAN & TED ROYAL
    Instrumentation
    1 Reed 1(Bb Clarinet 1), 1 Reed 2(Bb Clarinet 2), 1 Reed 3(Bb Clarinet 3), 1 Reed 4(Bb Clarinet 4), 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Hirn, 1 Trombone, 9 Violin AC, 8 Violin BD, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 3 Drum(Drum set), 2 Piano Conductor, 2 Chorus books
  • GUYS AND DOLLS SYMPHONIC OVERTURE
    From
    GUYS & DOLLS
    First Performance Fee:
    $300
    Each Additional Performance:
    $150
    Type
    SYMPHONIC SUITE
    Starting Key
    C
    Estimated duration
    0 sec
    Music by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Orchestrated by
    HOCHMAN, LARRY
    Arranged by
    HOCHMAN, LARRY
    Instrumentation
    2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 1 bass clarinet, 2 bassoon, 1 alto sax, 2 tenor sax, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, 1 tuba, 1 tympani, 2 percussion, 1 drums, 1 piano/celeste, 1 harp, 9 violin 1, 8 violin 2, 7 violas, 6 cello, 5 bass, 1 full score
  • HAVANA
    From
    GUYS & DOLLS
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE (spoken), 1 MALE VOICE (spoken)
    Starting Key
    F
    Estimated duration
    15 min 59 sec
    Music by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Lyrics by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Orchestrated by
    GEORGE BASSMAN & TED ROYAL
    Instrumentation
    2 Reed 1, 2 Reed 2, 2 Reed 3, 2 Reed 4, 2 Reed 5, 1 Horn, 1 Trombone, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 5 Bass, 6 Cello, 9 Violin AC, 3 Percussion, 2 PC, 2 Vocal Books
  • IF I WERE A BELL
    From
    GUYS & DOLLS
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    Eb
    Estimated duration
    4 min 5 sec
    Music by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Lyrics by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Orchestrated by
    GEORGE BASSMAN & TED ROYAL
    Instrumentation
    1 Flute, 1 Clarinet 1, 1 Clarinet 2, 1 Clarinet 3, 1 Bass Clarinet, 1 Alto Sax 1, 1 Alto Sax 2, 1 Alto Sax 1, 1 Tenor Sax 1, 1 Tenor Sax 2, 1 Baritone Sax, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Horn, 2 Trombone, 9 Violin A&C, 8 Violin B&D, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 3 Percussion(Drum Set ,Bells, Chimes), 2 Piano/Conductor
  • ILL KNOW
    From
    GUYS & DOLLS
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE VOICE, 1 MALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    A
    Estimated duration
    6 min 40 sec
    Music by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Lyrics by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Orchestrated by
    GEORGE BASSMAN & TED ROYAL
    Instrumentation
    1 Reed 1, 1 Reed 2, 1 Reed 3, 1 Reed 4, 1 Reed 5, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Trombone, 1 Horn, 8 Violin A-C, 8 Violin B-D, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 3 Drums, 2 Piano Vocal, 2 Piano Conductor
  • IVE NEVER BEEN IN LOVE BEFORE
    From
    GUYS & DOLLS
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE VOICE, 1 MALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    F
    Estimated duration
    4 min
    Music by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Lyrics by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Orchestrated by
    GEORGE BASSMAN & TED ROYAL
    Instrumentation
    1 Reed 1(Clarinet), 1 Reed 2(Clarinet), 1 Reed 3(Clarinet), 1 Reed 4(Clarinet), 1 Reed 5(Bass clarinet), 1 English horn(OPT.), 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Horn, 1 Trombone, 9 Violin AC, 8 Violin BD, 7 Viola, 6 Cello 1&2, 5 Bass, 3 Percussion(Bells, Cymbal, Tymp, Drum set), 2 Piano Conductor. 2 Chorus books
  • LUCK BE A LADY TONIGHT
    From
    GUYS & DOLLS
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 MALE VOICE, MENS CHORUS
    Starting Key
    Db
    Estimated duration
    4 min 15 sec
    Music by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Lyrics by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Orchestrated by
    GEORGE BASSMAN & TED ROYAL
    Instrumentation
    1 Oboe, 1 English Horn, 1 Clarinet 1, 1 Clarinet 2, 1 Clarinet 3, 1 Bass Clarinet, 1 Bassoon 1, 1 Bassoon 2, 1 Alto Sax 1, 1 Alto Sax 2, 1 tenor Sax 1, 1 Tenor Sax 2, 1 Baritone Sax, 2 Trumpet 1 & 2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Horn, 1 Trombone, 9 Violin A & C, 8 Violin B & D, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 3 Drums(Tymp.AbDb, Drum Set), 2 Piano/Conductor , 25 Chorus books
  • MARRY THE MAN TODAY
    From
    GUYS & DOLLS
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    2 FEMALE VOICES
    Starting Key
    Cm
    Estimated duration
    4 min 10 sec
    Music by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Lyrics by
    LOESSER, FRNAK
    Orchestrated by
    GEORGE BASSMAN & TED ROYAL
    Instrumentation
    1 Oboe, 1 English Horn, 1 Reed 3(Clarinet 1), 1 Reed 4(Clarinet 2), 1 Reed 5(Bass Clarinet), 1 Bassoon, 1 Alto Sax, 1 Tenor Sax 1, 1 Tenor Sax 2, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Horn, 1 Trombone, 9 Violin A&C, 8 Violin B&D, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 3 Percussion(Bells, Drum Set), 2 Piano/Conductor, 2 Chorus books
  • MORE I CANNOT WISH YOU
    From
    GUYS & DOLLS
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 MALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    D
    Estimated duration
    4 min 10 sec
    Music by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Lyrics by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Orchestrated by
    GEORGE BASSMAN & TED ROYAL
    Instrumentation
    1 Reed 1, 1 Reed 2, 1 Reed 3, 1 Reed 4, 1 Reed 5, 1 Horn, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Trombone , 9 Violin AC, 8 Violin BD, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, Drum, 2 Piano Conductor
  • MY TIME OF DAY
    From
    GUYS & DOLLS
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE VOICE, 1 MALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    F
    Estimated duration
    5 min 15 sec
    Music by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Lyrics by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Orchestrated by
    GEORGE BASSMAN & TED ROYAL
    Instrumentation
    1 Reed 1, 1 Reed 2, 1 Reed 3, 1 Reed 4, 1 Reed 5, 1 English Horn, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Horn, 1 Trombone, 9 Violin A&C, 8 Violin B&D, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 3 Percussion(Bells, Cymb, Tymp, Drum Set), 2 Piano/Conductor, 2 Chorus books
  • OLDEST ESTABLISHED
    From
    GUYS & DOLLS
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    3 MALE VOICES, MENS CHORUS
    Starting Key
    Bbm
    Estimated duration
    7 min 4 sec
    Music by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Lyrics by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Orchestrated by
    GEORGE BASSMAN & TED ROYAL
    Instrumentation
    1 Reed 1 (Bb Clarinet, Flute (optional Bb Clarinet)), 1 Reed 2 (Bb Clarinet), 1 Reed 3 (Bb Clarinet), 1 Reed 4 (Bb Clarinet), 1 Reed 5 (Bass Clarinet), 1 Horn, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Trombone 1, 9 Violin AC, 8 Violin BD, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 3 Drum, 2 Piano Conductor, 25 Chorus books
  • OVERTURE ("GUYS & DOLLS")
    From
    GUYS & DOLLS
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    INSTRUMENTAL
    Starting Key
    Eb
    Estimated duration
    7 min 10 sec
    Music by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Orchestrated by
    GEORGE BASSMAN & TED ROYAL
    Instrumentation
    1 Reed 1. 1 Reed 2, 1 Reed 3, 1 Reed 4, 1 Reed 5, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Horn, 1 Trombone, 9 Violin A&C, 8 Violin B&D, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 3 Percussion(Cymb,Tymp, Drum set, Bells, Chimes), 2 Piano/Conductor
  • SIT DOWN, YOU'RE ROCKIN' THE BOAT
    From
    GUYS & DOLLS
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    MALE VOICE, CHORUS
    Starting Key
    F
    Estimated duration
    3 min 30 sec
    Music by
    LOESSER, FRNAK
    Lyrics by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Orchestrated by
    GEORGE BASSMAN & TED ROYAL
    Instrumentation
    1 Oboe, 1 English horn, 1 Clarinet 1, 1 Clarinet 2, 1 Bassoon 1, 1 Bassoon 2, 1 Opt.Alto sax 1, 1 Opt.Alto sax 2, 1 Opt.Tenor sax 1, 1 Opt.Tenor sax 2, 1 Opt.Baritone sax, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Horn 1, 1 Trombone, 9 Violin AC, 8 Violin BD, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 3 Drum(Chimes, Timp, Cymb, Drum set, Bells), 2 Piano Conductor, 25 Chorus books, 1 Bass Clarinet
  • SUE ME
    From
    GUYS & DOLLS
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE VOICE, 1 MALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    Bb
    Estimated duration
    5 min
    Music by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Lyrics by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Orchestrated by
    GEORGE BASSMAN & TED ROYAL
    Instrumentation
    2 Reed 1(Bb Clarinet), 2 Reed 2(Bb Clarinet), 2 Reed 3(Oboe, Clarinet), 2 Reed 4(Bb Clarinet), 2 Reed 5(Bass Clarinet), 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Horn, 1 Trombone, 9 Violin AC, 8 Violin BD, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 3 Percussion(Drum set), 2 Piano Conductor2 Chorus books
  • TAKE BACK YOUR MINK
    From
    GUYS & DOLLS
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE VOICE, FEMALE CHORUS
    Starting Key
    Eb
    Estimated duration
    8 min 56 sec
    Music by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Lyrics by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Orchestrated by
    GEORGE BASSMAN & TED ROYAL
    Instrumentation
    2 Reed 1, 2 Reed 2, 2 Reed 3, 2 Reed 5, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Horn, 1 Trombone, 9 Violin AC, 8 Violin BD, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 3 Percussion, 2 Piano Conductor
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Questions & Answers

December 05, 2012

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Has anyone who's done Guys & Dolls Jr. run into any issues with parents becoming upset with the language of the "crap game"? I'm in the middle of auditions, and one of my parent volunteers thought parents would be sensitive to the word "crap". I explained that it doesn't mean "excrement" in this sense at all, it's a game of dice, but now I'm worried. It's so integral to the plot and constantly mentioned throughout the script...do I need to be concerned?
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"crap game" language for elementary school G&D, jr.
October 01, 2012

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Anyone who has directed Guys and Dolls Jr. or been a part, where have you found the best place to.... place intermission?Thanks
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Guys and Dolls JR intermission
September 27, 2012

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Can anyone offer a suggestion for a VERY vibrant New York Backdrop that they used and loved?Also, any creative ideas to create a great sewer scene? I'm thinking lighting and fog?
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New York Backdrops
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August 13, 2012

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I was wondering which numbers are included in the JR. version. I have seen several variations and was wondering if you could clarify for me.Thanks!
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Songs in Guys and Dolls JR.?
July 03, 2012

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Does anyone have ideas on how to add more cast members to Guys and Dolls?Thanks for your input!
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Curious of how to add ensemble members to "Guys and Dolls, Jr."
May 02, 2012

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Hello, I'm wondering from those who have done this show before, if it would be appropriate for 4-5th graders. I only ask because I know the original B'way musical has themes of violence and alcoholism among other "adult themes." Have these things been changed at all for the Jr. version, or are they true to the original? For example, does Sarah still get drunk in Havanah??Thanks!
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Appropriate for Elementary School?
January 13, 2010

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My group will be performing Guys and Dolls Jr.. Where in NYC (We are located in the Bronx) can I have inexpensive materials for building our sets and scenery?
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Finding materials for sets and scenery.
November 17, 2009

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I'm looking for set designs for "Guys & Dolls Jr" for a very small stage.