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Broadway comes to Brazil

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Northview High School students rehearse "Luck, Be a Lady," from the musical "Guys and Dolls." Opening night is March 18, and it will run again on the 19th. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and reserved seating is available. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children. For more information, call 448-2661, Ext. 1235. Kimberly Gleason Photo. [Order this photo]
A Broadway hit comes to Northview High School.

When entering the auditoria at Northview, one would see students seeing and dancing. That can only mean one thing, it is time for the spring musical.

"We hope to have a good turn out," musical director Dianna Knox said. "Everyone has been working very hard and we are all very excited."

Students have been rehearsing lines and practicing dance moves to ensure the show will go off without a problem.

"Guys and Dolls," composed by Frank Loesser, written by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows is originally based on "The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown," a short story by Damon Runyon.

The synopsis for the musical revolves around Nathan Detroit. He is the organizer of the oldest established permanent floating crap game in New York. He makes a bet with fellow gambler Sky Masterson that Masterson can't make the next girl he sees fall in love with him. The next girl he happens to see is Miss Sarah Brown, a pure-at-heart. She is considered and Salvation Army-type reformer. During the course of the evening Detroit will also run into complications with his fiancÚ of 14 years Miss Adelaide.

"Guys and Dolls" originally began on Nov. 24, 1950, at the 46th Street Theatre and ran for 1,200 performances. The original cast included Vivian Blaine, Sam Levene, Robert Alda and Isabel Bigley. The 1955 film version featured Vivian Blaine, Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons and Frank Sinatra.

The cast for Northview includes: Michael Ball, Scot Blanchard, Maggie Blystone, James Bryan, Clara Butts, Evan Deal, Stephan Fisher, Alexis Gibbens, Kirstyn Grady, Josh Hadley, Alyssa Hood, Hannah Hoopingarner, Alicia Jett, Jessica Lake, Leeann Lawson, Elizabeth Maurey, Brennan McCullar, Katherine McDonald, Jaqueline Moore, Jessamyn Moore, Jacob Parkins, Ashley Roll, Gwen Snow, Ryan South, Jonathan Stinnett, Myles Stringer, Jessica Tallman, Anthony Thomas, Autumn Wilkinson, Ken Wright and Blake Wylie.

The student director is Rachel Alstott, musical director is Dianna Knox, the director of musical performance is Kristina Waugh and the musical assistant is Chrystal Chrysler.

"Guys and Dolls," is set to open March 18, with a second run on the 19th. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., reserved seating is available, and admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children. For more information or to reserve a seat, call 448-2661, Ext. 1235.

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