March 28, 2017

Seekonk High School Presents Guys & Dolls

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The Seekonk High School Drama Club will present the classic 50’s musical “Guys and Dolls” later this month. Performances will be held:

  • Friday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday March 25 at 7:30 p.m. 
  • Sunday, March 26 at 2 p.m. 

The musical is directed by Ranee Csigay. Justin Kisch is music director. Guys and Dolls played on Broadway from 1950-1953 and won a Tony Award for Best Musical. In 1955 it was turned into a movie starring Frank Sinatra, Marlon Brando, Vivian Blaine and Jean Simmons. The story focuses on two gamblers, Nathan Detroit, who organizes unlicensed crap games, and his friend Sky Masterson. Detroit bets Masterson $1,000 that he can’t take a certain girl to dinner in Havana, Cuba. Detroit makes the bet because he needs the money to rent a place for his next crap game. The girl is Sergeant Sarah Brown, a member of the Save a Soul Mission that opposes gambling. Comedy and music ensues while Masterson tries to romance Sarah. Meanwhile, Detroit’s fiancée, Miss Adelaide, a nightclub singer, wants him to go straight and give up gambling, but it’s the only thing he knows.

In the Seekonk High School performance, Tim Fortin, senior, is playing Sky Masterson. Katie Roslonek, a sophomore, is Sarah Brown. Mason Martin, junior, is Nathan Detroit and Julia Vieira, senior, is Miss Adelaide.  “This year’s performance promises to provide excellent entertainment. The principals have amazingly seasoned voices as well as acting skills and they lead a very competent ensemble,” said Csigay. Csigay says Guys & Dolls has some universal themes. “Guys & Dolls is a fun, upbeat show with a lot of great and familiar music. Though the story is set in the 50’s, it still has plots and themes that continue to keep it fresh. Interestingly enough, there are a lot of empowered females in the storyline, as well as in the casting,” Csigay said.

The students put a lot of effort into the production. They have been rehearsing three days a week after school since January. “Each year the shows evolve- as past casts mature and take a hand in teaching/guiding newer members. Every year the cast/crew grows into a family – different each year, but equally close,” Csigay said.

For more information, search “SHS Drama Club” on Facebook.

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