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'Guys and Dolls' grips students in peals of excitement
May 31, 2012 11:06 am | Filed Under: Clubs
Austin Hoard sits in his theatre box whilst playing the role of Raoul in last year’s production of “The Phantom of the Opera.” Similar to this year, the final weeks of “Phantom” saw the students setting their sights on the summer production of “Grease.” It is almost possible to see the cogs turning in Hoard’s brain as he fantasizes about the summer production. (Photo Courtesy of McDaniel's Photography)

The optimistic world of Frank Loesser’s “Guys and Dolls” mirrors the mood of Aves Theatre participants as summertime draws near.

“I tried to write down the way I feel about the upcoming production of ‘Guys and Dolls’ but the paper could not handle it,” said Emily Fry, 12.

Not much has been revealed about the show other than the rehearsal schedule. The artistic vision in the directorial mind of Mr. John Whapham remains unclear at this time.

“I definitely am curious as to which direction Mr. Whapham will want to go with the show. Doubtless, there will be a strong emphasis on energetic performances and clearly pronounced text, as is his usual focus. His focus on these themes makes for great productions, and I am willing to bet this formula will work just as well for ‘Guys and Dolls’ as it has for the others,” said Fry.

Fresh off of their enormous victory at the recent Cappies Gala, Aves Theatre feels supremely confident in their ability to bring a new life to the age-old production.

“We will definitely give it a spin that has never been seen before,” said Fry.

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