WHAT:Grosse Pointe Theatre presents Guys and Dolls WHEN:Jan. 10-12, 16-19, 2020Nine performances. Evening performances Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.; Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; with Sunday and Saturday matinees at 2 p.m. WHERE:Christian A. Fenton Performing Arts Center at Grosse Pointe North High School707 Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236 TICKETS:Cost is $26. Parking is free, including valet service. Call 313-881-4004 or visit www.gpt.org. Grosse Pointe Theatre will kick off the New Year with the entertaining romantic comedy Guys and Dolls, with nine performances Jan. 10-19. Director Don Bischoff has assembled a talented 32-member cast that will mesmerize audiences with their exciting dance numbers, beautiful voices and comical characters as they tell the story of some gambling guys and how they try to win over their respectable dolls.The story takes place in the 1950s in New York City. The smooth-talking gambler, Sky Masterson, played by Zak Shugart, makes a bet that he can win over a certain doll, Sarah Brown of the Save-a-Soul Mission, played by Megan Welenc, and convince her to have dinner with him in Havana, Cuba, in exchange for 12 sinners who will attend a prayer service at the mission. The bet is placed between Sky and gambler Nathan Detroit, played by Nick Marinello, who feels he will win the bet since he believes Sarah Brown is not the type of doll who will go with Sky. Nathan, who is organizing a floating craps game, has been engaged to Adelaide, played by Catie Hauff, for 14 years. Adelaide, a dancer at the Hot Box Nightclub, has always believed that Nathan can change his ways, settle down and leave the gambling behind. The twists and turns are comical and even poignant, showing when love is involved, anything is possible.Guys and Dolls is based on a story and characters of Damon Runyon, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. Musical numbers include: Fugue for Tinhorns, Ill Know, A Bushel and a Peck, Guys and Dolls, If I Were a Bell, Ive Never Been In Love Before, Sit Down, Youre Rocking the Boat, Luck be a Lady, and more.Were thrilled to present this entertaining production to our audiences, said Bischoff. Guys and Dolls is packed with wonderful dancing, including tap and some other surprises; fabulous songs and the voices to sing them, colorful sets and costumes, and a whole lot of fun for the entire family. It will entertain from start to finish. What better way to start the New Year than a family-friendly production that will keep you laughing and smiling long after the curtain closes. Please, join us for Grosse Pointe Theatres Guys and Dolls! Grosse Pointe Theatre presents this production of Guys and Dolls with special arrangement by Music Theatre International. More than 100 volunteers have donated countless hours to make this production possible. There will be nine performances of Guys and Dolls from Jan. 10 to 19, 2020, including four matinees. Performances will be held at the Christian A. Fenton Performing Arts Center at Grosse Pointe North High School. Show times vary. Cost is $26. To purchase tickets to Guys and Dolls, for season ticket packages, to volunteer or for other ways to support, call Grosse Pointe Theatre at 313-881-4004 or visit www.gpt.org. About Grosse Pointe Theatre:Grosse Pointe Theatre is a volunteer-driven community theater established in 1948 whose purpose is to engage, enrich, educate and impact the community by continuing a tradition of exceptional theatrical experiences. Membership is open to all persons age 18 and over who have an interest in the performing arts. Proud recipient of the Grosse Pointe Chamber's 2018 Pointer of Distinction Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Activity, Grosse Pointe Theatre is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization that relies on the support of its members, patrons, sponsors and the community. All donations are tax deductible. For more information about season tickets, sponsorship opportunities, membership or other ways to get involved, visit www.gpt.org or call 313-881-4004.