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Journey Theater Arts Group performs at Alpenrose Opera House in Portland.

COURTESY PHOTO: JOURNEY THEATER - Journey Theater Arts Group will offer five performances of 'Guys and Dolls Jr.' at Alpenrose Opera House later this month.Journey Theater Arts Group will present five performances of "Guys and Dolls Jr." at Alpenrose Opera House later this month.

An adaptation of the show considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy,

"Guys and Dolls" ran for 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950 and won numerous Tony awards, including best musical.

Set in Damon Runyon's New York City, "Guys and Dolls Jr." follows gambler Nathan Detroit as he tries to find the cash to set up the biggest crap game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck. Detroit's girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they've been engaged for 14 years without ever getting married. The play takes the audience from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, but everyone eventually ends up right where they belong.

Performances are May 26, 27 and June 2 at 7 p.m., and June 3 and 4 at 2 p.m. at Alpenrose Opera House, 6149 S.W. Shattuck Road in Portland.

Tickets are on sale at www.journeytheater.org or by calling 360-750-8550. Pre-sale tickets are $14 for adults. $10 for seniors and youth. Tickets for all performances will be $4 more at the door.

Journey Theater Arts Group offers dozens of classes in drama, dance, voice for children ages 6 to 18, as well as producing 12 shows in four locations during the school year, and a professional-level community theater musical each summer.

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