SESSER – Rend Lake College Music Director Sara Alstat will share the Sesser Opera House spotlight with her students once again. This time, she will play the Save-a-Soul Mission’s straight-walking sergeant, Miss Sarah Brown, in “Guys and Dolls.”
With compelling characters and elements of love, long shots and matrimony; “Guys and Dolls” is the wildly entertaining story of Sky Masterson and his unrequited efforts toward the seemingly-unattainable Miss Sarah Brown. Alstat, in her second performance at the Sesser Opera House (Ruddigore - 2007), will be performing alongside current RLC students Isaiah Barnfield of Benton, Emily Dixon of Pickneyville and Eric Wakefield of Benton; and RLC graduates Brittanie Graham of Woodlawn and Gretchin Irons of McLeansboro.
The musical – most-widely known for the 1955 film version starring Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, Jean Simmons and Vivian Blaine – features a slew of fantastic characters. There is the high-rolling gambler Sky Masterson, Miss Sarah Brown and Nathan Detroit – an opportunist willing to bet on virtually anything. It also features Hot Box nightclub singer Miss Adelaide; a gambling trio of Nicely Nicely Johnson, Benny Southstreet and Rusty Charlie; and the no-nonsense man of the law, Lieutenant Brannigan.
The show opens at 7 p.m. October 9 and continues the same time for two more nights. The final showing will be a matinee at 2 p.m., Oct. 12. For tickets, call 618-625-5322 or toll-free at 1-800-838-3006. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.brownpapertickets.com. The prices are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $7 for students and $6 for children.