THE guys and gals of Adlington Music and Arts Society (AMAS) will be recreating 1930s New York — complete with the shady characters of Big Apple’s underworld right here.

There will be comedy, dancing and singing as the talented members of AMAS Youth perform the award-winning musical Guys and Dolls Jr.

Their production comes hot on the success of last year’s production, High School, The Musical.

The musical is an adaptation of the legendary, multi-award-winning, musical comedy classic about rolling the dice and falling in love under the lights of Broadway.

Set in Damon Runyon's New York City, Guys and Dolls JR follows gambler, Nathan Detroit, as he tries to set up the biggest game of craps, while being chased by the authorities and his girlfriend who after a 14-year-engagement wants to get married.

Guys and Dolls JR takes the audience from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana,

Chairman of AMAS Youth Sharon Morris said: "This is the pared down version of the full scale show. The show is full of comedy, dancing and singing with some memorable songs such as ‘Sit down your rocking the boat’."

She added: "Our 31 strong cast of eight to 16 year-olds have all worked extremely hard and as well as rehearsals have enjoyed workshops - including one from a professional voice coach, Helen Simmons.2

Sharon said: "Our director Jackie, Child protection officer Margaret and myself were in Guys and Dolls on the very same stage as hot box girls in 1989."

Behind the scenes supporting the young performers are a dedicated team of producers, chaperones, choreographers and the support of the main society ,who are in rehearsal themselves at the moment with the thrilling Chicago.

The musical runs from July 19 to July 21 at Adlington Community Centre.

For tickets ring 07939 133807.