Monday, March 25, 2013

Our World Tuesday: 'Guys 'n' Dolls'

The other day I mentioned in a parenthetical note on a post that my daughter had a solo in the school musical.  We're out of the parentheses now!  My daughter's high school produced Guys 'n' Dolls this past weekend.  The show was a huge success.  The kids were downright adorable as they lived the lines of this 1950s musical based on the works of Damon Runyon.

The romance between Adelaide and Nathan Detroit had its hilarious moments.  The students got their roles and were hilarious and poignant and hilarious again.

Sometimes a girl has to speak up for herself, say enough is enough, and "Give Back the Mink."

The pit band was outstanding.  Of course.  They wore hats and glasses for the "Havana Escapade," when bottles flew across the stage in a minor girl fight-barroom brawl.

Time in Havana ended well, when Sister Sarah Brown and Sky Masterson had their moment and Sarah sang, "If I Were a Bell."

In the end, Luck would be a lady tonight, and all would end well.  Bravo, kids!

Thanks to our dear friends for coming out to support Adella!  We're very grateful.

Our World Tuesday

24 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a fun night no doubt. Bravo Adelle.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Isn't that fun!
My kids were all in musicals. My boys both did singing and acting. My middle son is a professional actor in Vancouver!
My daughter played flute in the band. All great memories!

Lin Floyd said...

how fun that high school kids are reliving the old musicals!

Karen said...

Some high school musicals are quite good. They are always fun! Glad your daughter particiapted!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, such fun for everyone -- participants, actors/actresses, families!! I love those old musicals and it looks and sounds as though this one was terrific!! Thanks for sharing the fun, Sandy!!! I love your pics!

TexWisGirl said...

how awesome! the costumes look great!

kulasa zen said...

I can feel your pride while watching! The performers look fabulous I bet you had a blast viewing....I can only wish I could sing and perform :)

Indrani said...

This is indeed fun and happiness.

Cloudia said...

Δpplause!
Aloha:-)

Birdie said...

I love live theatre and Guys and Dolls is one of my favourite of all time! Fugue for Tinhorns! I loved it so much I bought tickets and went back with my kids the following week.

Hilary said...

How very cool. You sure are one proud mama. I hope you got a recording of her solo.

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Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Wonderful!! I know you are one proud mom.

EG CameraGirl said...

Congratulations to Adella for a fine performance. I very much enjoy seeing kids perform on stage.

A Lady's Life said...

That's so much fun!! You make so many good memories . Congrats to ADella!!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I LOVE it that the pit band played the part of the barroom crowd in that scene... what clever staging.

One of my favorite musicals and I am singing the songs in my head now -- but it's a most pleasant earworm!

Lovely memories for you both.

Tammie Lee said...

yea, fantastic! that would be a grand performance to see!

EastCoastLife said...

Looks fun. I would be proud if my son is performing on stage.

Bravo kids!

Gattina said...

That must be wonderful to see the own kid on stage !

bettyl said...

It's always a bit satisfying when your kids do well. I can tell you were proud!

Leovi said...

Nice pictures. Congratulations on this superb staging.

Michael Manning said...

Great Fun! :)

Shey Wicklund said...

What a proud parents, bravo! Esp like the first shot with the vibrant color in the dark. :)

Photo Cache said...

school plays are fun, especially if the proud parents and their friends are watching.