Guys & Dolls

GUYS & DOLLS began its original Broadway run at the 46th Street Theater on November 24, 1950. Based on two Damon Runyon stories, "The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown" and "Blood Pressure" with characters borrowed from other of his stories, the storyline follows two gamblers, Nathan Detroit and Sky Masterson, through troubles with love and other gangsters. Detroit runs a floating craps game ("The Oldest Established") which his fiance of 14 years, Adelaide, wants him to shut down, but Nathan wants that one-more-big-score first. He meets with Sky Masterson, a fellow who will bet on anything, and makes a wager with him that he cannot get Sister Sarah Brown of the Sav-A-Soul Mission to fall in love with him and travel to Havana with him. Meanwhile, Miss Adelaide is headlining at The Hot Box Club performing with her girls "A Bushel and a Peck" and "Take Back Your Mink", and "Adelaide's Lament" in which she sings of illness due to stress and dashed hopes. Sky does manage to lure Sarah Brown into flying to Havana with him, and Nathan finds a place for the craps game...the Sav-A-Soul Mission House! In order to win Sarah's love, Sky makes a bet on a single roll of the dice that all of the gamblers will attend a prayer meeting at the Mission if he wins the roll. Even after all the promises, the two females, Adelaide and Sarah are not sure they are convinced that their men have changed their ways ("Marry The Man Today"). In the end both "GUYS" marry their "DOLLS" ... and ... live happily ever after?

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Nathan Detroit

About the Costume
Nathan is wearing a jacket and contrasting pants with shirt, tie, and fedora

About the Character
Nathan Detroit runs a floating craps game. Though technically not a gambler, he makes his money by taking a percentage of the winnings for hosting the game. He has been engaged to marry his sweetheart, Miss Adelaide for 14 years.

Pricing
Costumes of this sort rent for $55 - $65. Fedoras rent for $10 - $20.

Options
Nathan usually has at least one change of costume in the show and may be dressed in suits as well as the mixed outfits. Nathan is given a tuxedo for the wedding scene at the end of the show.





Sky Masterson

About the Costume
Sky is wearing a jacket with contrasting pants, colored shirt, and tie. Costume is topped off with a fedora.

About the Character
Sky Masterson is a gambler with a reputation of being willing to bet on the outcome of any endeavor. He is also a lady's man who thinks he will never be caught by any woman.

Pricing
Costumes of this type rent in the range of $55 - $65. Fedoras rent for $10 - $20.

Options
Sky can also be dressed in a suit and usually has at least one change of costume for the show. Sky also has a more casual look for the Havana scene. He also has a Sav-A-Soul Mission costume for the finale.





Sarah Brown

About the Costume
Sarah is wearing her Sav-A-Soul Mission uniform consisting of blue jacket trimmed in red, blue skirt and white blouse. Additionally, there is a matching cape and bonnet.

About the Character
Sarah is one of the leaders of the local Sav-A-Soul Mission who wish to stamp out drinking, gambling, and all other decadent behaviors. When she meets Sky Masterson, she is completely turned off by him though she slowly thaws to his charms.

Pricing
These uniforms consisting of jacket, skirt, blouse and bonnet rent for $60. Cape rents for $20.

Options
Options coming soon!





Adelaide

About the Costume
Adelaide is wearing her street outfit here consisting of red jacket and skirt, shell blouse and scarf. There is also a hat for this costume.

About the Character
Adelaide is the headliner at the Hot Box Revue. She is also the long suffering fiance of Nathan Detroit to whom she has been engaged for 14 years.

Pricing
This costume consisting of jacket, skirt, top, scarf and hat rents for $60.

Options
Adelaide usually has at least one additional change of street clothes.





Adelaide's Lament

About the Costume
She is wearing a satin dressing gown with slip dress.

About the Character
At this point, Adelaide is singing of the "cold" she seems to get every time Nathan makes an excuse for not getting married. As she reads of the psychosymatic syndrome, she is convinced that this is her problem.

Pricing
Period dressing gowns rent in the range of $25 - $35.

Options
Options coming soon!





Nicely Nicely Johnson

About the Costume
Nicely Nicely is wearing a bright plaid suit with shirt, tie and fedora.

About the Character
Nicely Nicely is one of Nathan Detroit's closest friends and gambler buddies.

Pricing
Suits of this type rent for $60 - $75 including shirt and tie. Fedoras rent for $10 - $20.

Options
Options coming soon!





Benny Southstreet

About the Costume
Benny is wearing a dark pinstripe double breasted suit with bright shirt and tie. He is sporting a porkpie hat.

About the Character
Benny Southstreet is another of Nathan Detroit's cronies.

Pricing
Suits of this type including shirt and tie rent in the range of $55 - $75. Porkpie hats rent for $15 - $20.

Options
Options coming soon!





Harry the Horse & Big Julie

About the Costume
Harry the Horse is wearing a dark pinstripe suit with contrasting shirt and tie. Big Julie is wearing a brightly colored striped suit with black shirt and contrasting tie. Both are sporting fedoras.

About the Character
Harry the Horse is a local big better and Big Julie is a high roller from out of town neither of which Nathan wishes to piss off as he plans the craps game.

Pricing
Suits of this type rent in the range of $55 - $75 including shirt and tie. Fedoras rent for $10 - $20.

Options
Options coming soon!





Guys

About the Costume
The gamblers are dressed in an assortment of costumes from full suits to shirt, pants and suspenders.

About the Character
These are the men that follow Nathan's floating craps game.

Pricing
Price on these depend on particular costumes chosen for characters.

Options
Options coming soon!





Dolls

About the Costume
Various period day dresses for street scenes.

About the Character
These are the Hot Box girls and other female chorus members.

Pricing
These vintage and vintage style dresses rent in the range of $35 - $50 each.

Options
Options coming soon!





Sav-A-Soul Mission

About the Costume
Female members wear blue jackets trimmed in red with blue skirts and bonnets. Male members wear blue jackets and pants trimmed in red with billed hats.

About the Character
These are members of a group dedicated to eradicating gambling, drinking and other vices from new York City.

Pricing
These uniforms rent for $60. Women's include jacket, skirt, blouse and bonnet. Men's uniform includes jacket, pants, and hat.

Options
Capes are available for some women's costumes at $20 each.





Sky Masterson with Sav_A_Soul

About the Costume
Sky Masterson is wearing a Sav-A-Soul Mission uniform.

About the Character
Sky agrees to join the mission if Sarah will marry him.

Pricing
Uniform rents for $60.

Options
Options coming soon!





Wedding

About the Costume
Nathan is wearing a Tuxedo for his wedding to Adelaide. Adelaide is wearing the wedding dress that she has probably had hidden away in a closet for the last 14 years.

About the Character
Nathan Detroit and Miss Adelaide married at last!

Pricing
Tuxedos rent in the $65 - $75 range. Wedding dresses of this sort rent for $60 - $100.

Options
Options coming soon!





A Bushel and a Peck

About the Costume
Adelaide has a red patterned peasant top dress with denim corset/vest, petticoat and straw hat. The Hot Box Girls have costumes built on yellow leotard bases with yellow check skirts and puffed sleeves. Short white petticoats add fullness to the skirts and there are teardrop headpieces with yellow feather toppings.

About the Character
Adelaide and the Hot Box Girls are the stars of the show at the Hot Box Revue.

Pricing
These costumes rent for $55 each.

Options
Options coming soon!





Take Back Your Mink

About the Costume
The girls each have a silver sequin tear away dress with blue trim, a fur stole, pop apart pearl beads, long gloves, and a feathered headpiece. Underneath, are romper suits. Adelaide has the same style costume but her dress is blue with silver trim.

About the Character
Adelaide and the girls are the headliners at the Hot Box Revue.

Pricing
Dress, pearls, headpiece, gloves, and romper suit rent for $75 each set. The fur stoles shown are real fur and rent for $25 each.

Options
Options coming soon!





Havana Dancers

About the Costume
Girls are wearing two-piece ruffled costumes. (Because this was a high school performance, the yellow leotard from the Bushel & a Peck costumes were worn under the costumes.) There are bare midriff tops, wrap skirts and turban headpieces. The men's costumes have black shirts and pants with ruffled sleeves and lower legs.

About the Character
These characters dance during the scene that takes place in the nightclub in Havana.

Pricing
Women's costume rents for $60 each. Men's costumes rent for $55.

Options
Options coming soon!