DHS Theatre Program to present "Guys and Dolls"

By LEA RIZZO, Daily Mountain Eagle
Posted 4/27/17

The Dora High School Theatre Program will be performing “Guys and Dolls” for their spring show, marking the first full-length production the program has done since beginning in 2015.

The show will run approximately two hours, whereas the …

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DHS Theatre Program to present "Guys and Dolls"

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The Dora High School Theatre Program will be performing “Guys and Dolls” for their spring show, marking the first full-length production the program has done since beginning in 2015.

The show will run approximately two hours, whereas the program’s junior shows, such as their performance of “Elf Jr.” in December, ran a little over an hour.

“Guys and Dolls” is a musical romantic comedy set in Depression-era Manhattan and, according to a description on Broadway’s website, “is about a couple of big city gamblers and the women who love them.”

Nicole Lacoste, the program’s director, described the show as a “fable of Broadway” and said it will be different from their previous performances due to its setting, customs, dialects and themes.

She added that the approximately 35 students involved in the production were also more hands-on with set building and creating their costumes for this show. For this production, Lacoste also involved a few students from Sumiton Middle School who will be moving to Dora High School next year in an effort to involve more students in theatre.

Lacoste said she and the students are looking forward to the program continuing to grow next school year, as well as the upgrades that will be available to the theatre department thanks to a $25,000 grant.

The school found out in February that the theatre program would be the recipient of the Alabama Arts Educational Initiative Grant. Although they didn’t receive the money in time for “Guys and Dolls,” a portion of the grant will go towards lights and sound equipment for the program next school year, among other things.

“‘Guys and Dolls’ is a great show and the students had a lot of fun putting everything together,” Lacoste said. She encouraged people to attend the performances and help the program continue to expand.

The Dora High School Theatre Program will be performing “Guys and Dolls” in the school’s gym on Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Admission will be $10 for adults and $7 for students and children.