MCC's Stage 2 presents 'Guys and Dolls' June 28-30

The hustle and bustle of 1930s New York City will come to life at Meridian Community College's McCain Theater stage as the Arts & Letters Series presents the classical music comedy Guys and Dolls. 

This Stage 2 production is June 28-30. The curtain is at 7 p.m. on June 28 and 29; a matinee is at 3 o'clock on June 30. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and can be purchased by visiting 

Stage 2, MCC's theatrical training group for students ages 13 through college, has been in rehearsals in bringing Guys and Dolls to life. The story blends romance and humor and follows a gambler's pursuit of a missionary, all set against the backdrop of a cast of gangsters, gamblers, and showgirls. With its classic songs, including Luck Be a Lady and Sit Down You're Rocking the Boat, the audience will be in for a treat according to the show’s producers.Stage 2 actors Brayden Alford, Cooper Ransier, Avery Agent, and Maddie Clayton are taking on the lead roles in Guys and Dolls, which will be presented June 28-30 at Meridian Community College. Alford portrays Nathan, while Ransier is Sky. Agent is portraying Sarah and Clayton is Miss Adelaide.

Guys and Dolls premiered on Broadway in 1950, running for 1,200 performances and winning the Tony Award for Best Musical. It was crafted into a musical film in 1955 and starred Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra, and Vivian Blaine.  

Members of Stage 2, Maddie Clayton and Brayden Alford, take on the leads of Miss Adelaide and Nathan Detroit, respectively. Clayton is a rising high school senior, and Alford is a recent graduate. "Maddie and Brayden have been essential members of Stage 2, and this performance marks one of many memorable appearances with the group," said Susie Johnson, director of Arts & Letters and Stage 2. 

Both actors appreciate the experiences they've gained from being involved in this youth-centered theatrical organization. Clayton explained, "Stage 2 has been a defining factor in my life. Not only has it been where I've met all of my best friends, but it has also given me a place to express and continue my love for theater." Alford echoed the sentiments, adding, "The best part about Stage 2 has been meeting a consistent group of people and forming long-lasting friendships." 

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