Acclaimed musical “Guys and Dolls” is set to hit the Palo Alto High School stage March 9 with action packed songs and dance numbers.

“Guys and Dolls”, presented by the Palo Alto High School theater program, is about “Gamblers, dancers in a nightclub [and] super colorful characters with great music,” according to Paly theatre teacher and co-director Kathleen Woods.

Woods and co-director Meghan Hakes-Booth, a TheatreWorks associate, are putting their prior experience studying and directing the musical to use and aim to produce the musical in a way that it is as close to the original production as possible.

“Between the two of us we’ve got lots of experience with the show and the research [about the show]” said Woods.

Showtimes for “Guys and Dolls” are 7:30 p.m. March 8, 9, 15 and 16, as well as 4:30 p.m. March 14 and 2 p.m. March 17 in the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for adults at