Is everything a guy does only done for some doll? Thats the conclusion that Riverview Middle School students come to during their version of the popular production Guys and Dolls.
Led by student teacher Jennifer Wilson and teachers Marcia Faircloth and Allison Taylor, the student cast and crew have been practicing the musical since January, and are ready to show it to the community Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24 at 7 p.m. at the Riverview Middle School auditorium.
This is the first musical Riverview Middle School has put on, Wilson said. With that in mind, most of these students have never been involved with anything like this before.
The original Broadway production of Guys and Dolls originally hit the stages of New York in 1950, with a 1955 film version starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra. The production features such popular tunes like Luck be a Lady and A Bushel and a Peck.
It took place in the 1950s, explained RMS seventh-grader Tori Adkins, who plays Adelaide in the show. Adkins explained that the show focuses on the relationships between the gamblers and the missionaries in New York City during that time period.
The energy and excitement of the cast and crew as they practiced their first dress rehearsal was expressed in boisterous dance and music numbers, which the audience should expect to see Friday and Saturday. According to Adkins, the experience has been not only fun, but educational.
It showed me that a lot of work goes into this, Adkins said. It takes more work than you think!
Its been great to work with all of the cast members, she summed up.
Wilson invites the entire community out to watch the middle schools production.
The audience should look for a unique love story with just the right touch of comedy, she said.
These students have worked very hard and have come such a long way. I am so proud of them and hope that they will continue to grow in their abilities.