Roosevelt Middle School Students Brings you: Guys and Dolls! The Musical

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Penelope K., Maytal M. and Sofia C., Staff Writers

This year, Roosevelt Middle School students, grades 5-8th, have prepared Guys and Dolls for the annual Musical. We asked some people from the cast, stage crew, dance troupe, and chorus about a bunch of different questions about the Musical, and how in the future you can get into the Musical. We also got a review of Guys and Dolls, they said:

Xander: 

-What is your part of the play and what do you do?

Move stuff. 

-Based on what you know, what is Guys and Dolls about?

Gamblers.

-How do you get into Stage Crew?

You have to do an online form and another paper form and then have a teacher sign it.

-When do you have to come for rehearsals?

Depends.

-What are the good parts, and what are the bad parts about being in the play?

It’s fun helping but there is not much to move.

Maxine: 

-What is your part of the play and what do you do?

I am props and I make sure everyone has what they need, I help move sets, and I set up the little props. 

-Based on what you know, what is Guys and Dolls about?

Guys and Dolls is about gambling.

-How do you get into Stage Crew?

You get into stage crew by filling out an application on google docs, answerings a bunch of questions, and then you give a teacher a slip as a student recommendation form.

-When do you have to come for rehearsals?

Everyday of the week after school and sometimes I have to go to rehearsals on days we don’t have school.

-What are the good parts, and what are the bad parts about being in the play?

The good part is you work with a group and you miss class when you are doing an assembly for the 5th and 6th. The bad part about being in the play is that don’t you don’t get to hang out with friends.

Maytal:

-What is your part of the play and what do you do?

I am in the chorus, and we sing 5 songs.

-Based on what you know, what is Guys and Dolls about?

Gambling.

-How do you get into Chorus?

You have to be in the winter and if you show up for all the rehearsals, Mrs Woolley will let you into the musical chorus.

-When do you have to come for rehearsals?

It is 2 times a week and it depends on your age. For 7th grade, Monday’s at lunch, and Wednesday’s before school for the girls chorus.

-What are the good parts, and what are the bad parts about being in the play?

It depends on your position. If you are in the cast, you have to put in a lot of commitment, in the chorus you can see the play getting better and better, and once you complete the song, you feel accomplished. You can make friends with the cast since you have to work with them. 

Ayelet: 

-What is your part of the play and what do you do?

I am a runner, so when it is time for the chores to come on stage I make sure they get there on time.

-Based on what you know, what is Guys and Dolls about?

Guys and dolls is a love story about gambling.

-How do you get into Stage Crew?

You have to fill out a form and get a recommendation from a teacher.

-When do you have to come for rehearsals?

I only had two rehearsals for stage crew because this was my first year in crew.

-What are the good parts, and what are the bad parts about being in the play?

I love being able to watch the play and also be in it for my job in stage crew, but sometimes it can become a little boring.

Hailie

-What is your part of the play and what do you do? 

I walk in with friend and say “hey”, and I Sing 2 songs. 

-Based on what you know, what is Guys and Dolls about?

There are girls and guys and they go together, it’s complicated. 

-How do you get into Cast?

Sing and act 2 acts.

-When do you have to come for rehearsals?

Depends.

-What are the good parts, and what are the bad parts about being in the play?

Friends and waiting. 

Shaylynn: 

-What is your part of the play and what do you do?

I dance. 

-Based on what you know, what is Guys and Dolls about?

It’s about gambling.

-How do you get into Dance Troupe?

You have to try out for 3 different levels.

-When do you have to come for rehearsals?

Tuesday’s until 5:30.

-What are the good parts, and what are the bad parts about being in the play?

The good thing is that you can do your homework in your free time. There are different ranks.

Review of the play by Sofia: 

            Guys and Dolls is a really good play, I really liked it. The story was intriguing, it was about gamblers and how it ruins relationships and lives. While having two lovely love stories that are intriguing and easy to follow along.The story of Sarah Brown and Sky Masterson, and the engaged couple Nathan Detroit and Miss. Adelaide. The songs were awesome, “Luck Be a Lady” is still stuck in my head, and every moment is entertaining. I recommend watching it if you have the chance. Since it was made in the fifties, there is some sexism if you look closely. But overall I really liked it.

Back Stage!

 Come to the auditorium hallway to see all the photos taken from Guys and Dolls and go to the auditorium to see the beautiful background from the play!