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MHS present GUYS AND DOLLS March 15-16

Nearly 100 students participating in production

March 11, 2013

Students rehearse Guys & DollsMonticello High School students will continue the tradition of excellence in musical theatre with this year’s production of the well-known musical, GUYS AND DOLLS! to be held Friday, March 15, and Saturday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Arnold Packer Hughs Auditorium. Tickets are available at the door and are priced at $5 for adults, $3 for students and Senior Citizens free.

GUYS AND DOLLS, based on "The Idyll of Sarah Brown" and characters by Damon Runyon, features a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, and an iconic score by Frank Loesser that includes such songs as "Luck Be A Lady," "Sit Down You're Rocking The Boat," "If I Were A Bell," and "A Bushel and a Peck."

Set in the hustle and bustle of prohibition era New York City, GUYS AND DOLLS soars with the spirit of Broadway as it introduces us to a cast of vivid characters including; Sarah Brown, the upright but uptight "mission doll," out to reform the evildoers of Time Square; Sky Masterson, the slick, high-rolling gambler who woos her on a bet and ends up falling in love; Adelaide, the chronically ill nightclub performer whose condition is brought on by the fact she's been engaged to the same man for fourteen years; and Nathan Detroit, her devoted fiancé, desperate as always to find a spot for his infamous floating crap game.

There are nearly 100 students involved in this production on stage, theatre orchestra, stage crew, house management and costuming. Directing this year’s production is Peter Frost, High School Choral Director. Serving as Vocal Director is Amy Phillips, Middle School General Music and Vocal Director. Choreographing the production is Karissa Mollicone, High School Dance Teacher. Costumes are under the able hand of Jane Powers, Foreign Language Teacher. Producer and Theatre Orchestra Director is Nancy Wegrzyn, High School Orchestra Director. Set/Lighting Design & Stage Crew responsibilities are being shared by Mike Mingo, Middle School Band Director and Laurie Kilgore, Elementary Art Teacher and Publicity & Admissions is under the capable auspices of Ann Trombley, Head Teacher and High School General/Chamber Music Teacher.

So, come join us for GUYS and DOLLS, with its unforgettable songs and a cast of gamblers, gals and gangsters, GUYS AND DOLLS is musical entertainment you can bet on!  For more information, contact Ann Trombley at 794-8840 ext. 10501.

Photo by Jane Hyman.