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CHAMBERSBURG >> Chambersburg Community Theatre will close its 61st season with the classic musical comedy "Guys and Dolls" running May 8 through 17 in Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St.

Weekly performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $13 for ages 13 through college age with ID, and $8 for ages 12 and younger. Tickets are available online at www.cctonline.org, at the box office or by calling 263-0202.

Due to contract restrictions, seating is limited to 350 for all performances.

Based on a story and characters of Damon Runyon, "Guys and Dolls" includes music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. This musical fable of Broadway is directed and choreographed by Kelly Kozlowski with music direction by Valerie Merriman.

Set in New York City, this oddball romantic comedy tells the story of gambler Nathan Detroit (played by Christopher Cook), who tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck. His girlfriend, nightclub performer Adelaide (Rachel Kern), laments that they've been engaged for 14 years and she's tired waiting. Detroit turns to fellow gambler Sky Masterson (CCT newcomer Mathew Barninger) for the money but Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary Sarah Brown (Stephanie Allee).

"Guys and Dolls" takes the audience from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City. See more at www.mtishows.com.

Other cast members include Lee Merriman as Nicely-Nicely Johnson, Patrick McNamee as Benny Southstreet, Christian Witmer as Harry the Horse, Will Hockersmith as Arvide Abernathy, John Newman as Lt. Brannigan, Sally Herritt as General Matilda B. Cartwright, and Matthew Henning as Big Jule.

The Mission Band includes Jessica Shelleman as Agatha, Katie Merriman as Calvinia, and Lindsey Shoap as Martha.

The Hot Box Girls will be played by Jessica Sharpe, Leanne Bell, Lindsey Shoap, Ashley Roman, Samantha Haskell, and Emily Sanders. Logan Conner and Bruce Kloster will round out the cast as Crap Shooters/Waiters.

CCT first produced Guys and Dolls in May 1960 at the Rosedale Theatre. A second production opened at the Capitol Theatre in September 1982.

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