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Swarthmore Musical Theater Project

An Annual Adventure in Collaboration, Artistry, and Scholarship

Dress Rehearsal of Guys and Dolls, 2014

Dress rehearsal of Guys and DollsNovember, 2014. Photo by Vishnu Gupta '18.

Drawing on the model of Swarthmore's concert production of South Pacific (a special project for the Sesquicentennial) in February, 2014, the Swarthmore Musical Theater Project (SMTP) brings together students, faculty, and staff to collaborate on an annual concert production of a classic American musical.  SMTP productions are accompanied by a 30 piece orchestra drawn from members of the Swarthmore College Orchestra and Wind Ensemble. Each SMTP production adopts an interdisciplinary approach to further the understanding of the social and cultural context of the musical being presented, and offers resources for further learning in partnership with Underhill Music & Dance Library.

The Swarthmore Musical Theater Project is sponsored by the Department of Music Dance, with generous startup funding provided by the Office of the President.  If you are interested in participating in an SMTP production, please contact Andrew Hauze.

Guys and Dolls (Concert Version)

The Fall 2014 Production of the Swarthmore Musical Theater Project is Guys and Dolls! We will present this masterpiece of American musical comedy in concert in Lang Concert Hall on November 1 (8:00 pm) and November 2 (7:30 pm).  Auditions for all roles will be held in early September: please check back in August for exact audition dates and times.

GUYS AND DOLLS (Concert Version)
Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows 
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Based on The Idyll of Sarah Brown and characters by Damon Runyon 
Original Orchestrations by George Bassman and Ted Royal
New Arrangements for the Swarthmore College Orchestra by Andrew Hauze*
*With kind permission of Frank Loesser Enterprises

Guys And Dolls Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684