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One Role, Two Actors for “Guys and Dolls”

One Role, Two Actors for Guys and Dolls

Every year, WATERFORDrama presents an extraordinary musical for the community to end its season.  This year, WD final 2013 show is Guys and Dolls, which opened in 1950. WATERFORDrama previously staged Guys and Dolls in 2007.

Junior Kalia Kornegay summarized summed up the plot: “It’s a romantic comedy that takes place in the 1950s,” Kornegay said, “and it tells how people interacted with each other in New York at the time. It specifically focuses on the relationship between Sky Masterson and Sarah Brown.”

Kornegay said that she enjoyed  the process of putting on a production, especially the rehearsals, because “you get to be closer with a group of people you might not have met before, and you get close relationships with people.”

Several of the roles are double cast. The cast mostly find the double casting to be productive.

“When you have someone else playing the same role as you, you are able to really discuss the character and share ideas,” said junior Melissa Close. “Watching Kelsey [Johnson who is sharing the character General Cartwright with Close] gives me a chance to pick out things I like and maybe add to my version.”

Sophomore Sarah Stryker said, “I really like the double casting. In a show like this, there are only two female leads, so it’s nice that through double casting we are able to share that glory a little.” She shares the female lead, Sarah Brown, with Genevieve Nuttall.

Double casting, however, does have some down side.

Senior Kelsey Johnson said, “It’s been a really interesting experience. I would say that the hardest part was figuring out who’s going to be rehearsing on what days. That’s bit is complicated because I have different parts on my off nights than I do on my on nights, and I have to know both parts equally well. For simplicity’s sake, I think I prefer being single cast.”

Close said, “The casts switch every rehearsal, so one day I’ll be Cartwright, and the next I’ll just be a member of the ensemble.”

As with all the WATERFORDrama productions, the cast highly recommends that everyone comes to watch it.

“It’s gonna be great!” Kornegay said..

The musical will be performed on May 3, 4, and 5 and all performances begin at 7:30 PM. Tickets are on sale in the first floor lobby during the school day and can be purchased at the door at the performance.

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