Triton High School’s spring musical, Guys and Dolls, will be coming to the THS stage Thursday, March 30th, Friday, March 31st, and Saturday, April 1st at 7:00 p.m. All are encouraged to attend! Additionally, the free senior citizen matinee will be on Wednesday, March 29th at 1:00 p.m.
The production, under the direction of Anne Schreiber, promises to be a crowd-pleaser. Also involved are Andrew Wotherspoon as music director and pianist and John Schreiber as technical director. Ticket prices are $5 for students and $7 for adults, and they may be purchased in advance at the high school office. It will be important to get your tickets early for the show. Only 400 tickets will be sold for each performance, and once 400 are gone, the musical will be “sold out.” Provided tickets are still available, they may be purchased at the door.
The musical Guys and Dolls has a long tradition on Broadway and in movies, and the story has been updated and performed many times since its 1950 debut. The 1955 movie version featured the talents of Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando. “I chose Guys and Dolls for several reasons,” Schreiber says, “but one of the main reasons is because there are so many different parts in the musical that it really allows our students’ talents to shine.” She adds, “We had 55 students audition for the musical, so we wanted to try to get as many involved with the show as possible.”
The story’s plot revolves around four main characters. Nathan Detroit, played by Liam Dostal, is trying to organize a “floating crap game” in 1950s New York City, but unfortunately, “the heat is on” from the cops, as well as his long-suffering fiancée Adelaide, played by Talia Kelley. Detroit then decides to make a bet with famous gambler Sky Masterson, played by Weston Haugen, that he cannot take a doll to Havana with him. This doll happens to be the Save-a-Soul Mission leader, Sarah Brown, played by Maddie Jarrett. The engaging storyline continues through such hit songs as “Luck Be a Lady,” “Sit Down You’re Rocking the Boat,” and “Bushel and a Peck.”
The talented cast and crew are busy putting the final touches on the show, mastering songs, lines, choreography, and getting ready for the first performance on March 29th. Junior Jairo Solano, who plays Joey Biltmore, states, “I love the gambler scenes!” Jenna Kenworthy, a fellow junior who plays one of Adelaide’s dancers, comments, “I like the uniqueness of the dancing and how fun and lighthearted it is.” And senior Ismael Viesca-Ramirez, a newcomer to the Triton stage, adds, “I like trying new things, and I’m glad I’m a part of the musical!”
All involved, from the directors to the cast and crew, hope people come to see the show. Senior Gabby Kirya, playing another dancer, encourages people to see the show, saying, “We have a lot of dancing, if you like dancing, and we’ve worked very hard!” Maddie Jarrett (Sarah Brown) decisively concludes, “It’s going to be good!”
Contact the high school office at (507) 418-7520 for more information.
Guys and Dolls ticket information:
May be purchased at the high school office starting March 16th. They may be purchased from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
We will have separate tickets available for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; purchase for whichever night(s) you plan on attending.
Once 400 tickets are sold for a performance night, then we are “sold out.”
Provided there are tickets still available, you may purchase your ticket at the door.