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The Masque


Theatre and Performance Studies


La Salle theatre has moved cross-quadrangle. Only a twinge of nostalgia 1110w, remembered but not mourned, is the stage, styled "shelf," of the -College Hall Auditorium, left behind for the sparkling new theatre of the Student Union Building. To this showplace, which easily ranks as one of the finest in the East, the Masque brings one of Broadway's all-time show pieces, "Guys and Dolls." For this maiden performance under new lights, the Masque calls back the cream of its alumni to La Salle greasepaint.

Long-time La Salle playgoers will recall the string of Rodgers and Hammerstein hits, "South Pacific," "Carousel," and "Oklahoma," offered them by the Masque in the past; "Lucky for Me" from the pen of our own Dan Rodden; last year's bitter-sweet satire, "Finian's Rainbow." And now to open this season, "Guys and Dolls," the smash hit based on Damon Runyon's "The Idyll of Sarah Brown," with score by Frank Loesser, and Jo Swerling-Abe Burrows book. Runyonese origin types location and characters.

Veteran Masque patrons, we feel confident, will find in our production of "Guys and Dolls" that high degree of polish which has characterized so many of our post shows. Those for whom this musical will serve as a first encounter with the Masque will return, we feel equally certain, as regular patrons of the future . We cordially invite our patrons to attend the Mosque's 25th Anniversary presentation, on as yet unnamed musical comedy, in the Spring.

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Guys and Dolls