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Guys and Dolls: A Classic Musical? 
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Post Guys and Dolls: A Classic Musical?
Why, in your opinion, is Guys and Dolls considered a "classic" musical?
Do you think it deserves "classic" status?

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Post Re: Guys and Dolls: A Classic Musical?
I thorougly believe that Guys and Dolls is a classic musical. Where it gets more tricky is that most scholars/critics rank it in their top 10, and many claim that is the perfect musical. Your thoughts?

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Post Re: Guys and Dolls: A Classic Musical?
If by "classic" you mean that everyone knows what it is, and loves it? Then yes.

I don't think I've met a single person who doesn't like it.

I loved Guys and Dolls when I did it two years ago

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Post Re: Guys and Dolls: A Classic Musical?
I think it certainly qualifies. Personally, I think the storyline is incredibly formulaic and the show creaks outside of most of the musical numbers, but the music is SO damn good, it covers a lot of rust and flaws.

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Post Re: Guys and Dolls: A Classic Musical?
I feel the book runs quite smooth and captures Runyon's work perfectly. not very creaky at all.

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Post Re: Guys and Dolls: A Classic Musical?
Sure, in both senses, as A. it's from the "Golden Age" of musicals, and B. it's a beloved standard.


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