Tuesday 21 April 2015

Guys and Dolls

From Thursday 16 April to Saturday 18 April, students from the Middle and Senior Years performed the Plenty Campus musical production Guys and Dolls.

Guys and Dolls is based on Damon Runyon’s short stories which were written in the 1920s and 1930s about gangsters, gamblers, and other characters of the New York underworld. The Premiere on Broadway was in 1950 and Guys and Dolls won the Tony Award for Best Musical.

Guys and Dolls is a romantic comedy about what happens to gambling men and the women who long to tame them. Set in the colourful world of New York City in the mid-20th Century, the cast of 50 includes gangsters and gamblers, missionary sisters and dancing showgirls, and one the great musical scores in the history of American theatre.

The story begins with a bet. Nathan Detroit (Will Pyers) bets high-rolling gambler Sky Masterson (Jesse Vasiliadis) that Sky cannot persuade Save-A-Soul Missionary Sister, Sarah Brown (Rose Kenney) to accompany him on a trip to Cuba. While the worldly Sky works his charms on a wary Sarah, Nathan is doing his best to stay outside the matrimonial clutches of his long-suffering fiancée, Miss Adelaide (Emily McCarthy).

The cast and crew worked extremely hard on singing, acting and choreography and as a result all the students performed exceptionally well over the three nights.

All students at the School are encouraged to participate in the Performing Arts program. There is ample opportunity for students to develop their performance skills at both formal and soiree music concerts and drama productions throughout the year.

To find out more about our Performing and Creative Arts program, click here