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Review: Guys & Dolls

By Kendall Melton, Reporter

Shenandoah Conservatory students showed off their talent as they performed Abe Burrow’s and Jo Swerling’s musical Guys and Dolls last weekend in the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre.

Every show was sold out.

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(Photo by Madison Schultes)

The show was based in 1940’s New York City, and the costumes reflected that with the bright colors and styling. The men wore tuxedos with bright ties and a few of them wore fedoras, while the girls wore swing dresses.

The show started off with almost every actor in the show posed on stage. The first number of the show was a dance that provided a great first look at the characters and their personalities.

One of the scenes was set in Havana, Cuba, and the costumes, set, and dances reflected that wonderfully. The costumes were bright oranges, purples, reds, blues, and pinks. The female actors made sure to use their costumes in the Cuba scene with the dances by using the skirts as a part of the dance.

My favorite scene was when they sang Luck Be a Lady. The harmonies were absolutely perfect and the dance moves were amazing because they were precise and satisfying to watch.

The hot box numbers were amazing to watch. They were comical, yet classy.

The chemistry between the couples Nathan Detroit (Stevie Bovo, junior musical theatre major) Miss Adelaide (Freya Falkenstein, senior musical theatre major) and Sky Masterson (Taylor Bloom, senior acting major) and Sarah Brown (Adia Seckel, senior musical theatre major) was easily comparable to any romance movie out there. It made me want to have a relationship like that.

There was never a dull moment throughout the show, and I wish I could see it again.

 

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