Audiences Loved Freeport High School’s ‘Guys and Dolls’ a Bushel and a Peck
Posted on 04/02/2024
Audiences Loved Freeport High School’s ‘Guys and Dolls’ a Bushel and a Peck

In a stunning display of talent, Freeport High School proudly presented the classic musical "Guys and Dolls" to a packed Performing Arts Center from March 21-23. The production took audience members into the world of Damon Runyon's New York City, where the unlikeliest of pairings: a high-rolling gambler and a puritanical missionary, a showgirl dreaming of the straight-and-narrow and a crap game manager, brought to life beloved characters and timeless songs. 

“Watching our extremely talented students perform was an experience hard to describe,” Superintendent of Schools Kishore Kuncham said. “Their dedication to the arts is commendable and their hard work rehearsing their lines, designing sets and practicing their music was evident throughout the performance. The audience was captivated and thoroughly enjoyed an evening watching our students shine. Once again this year, Freeport was designated as a Best Community for Music Education by the National Association for Music Merchants Foundation.”

The cast delivered standout performances, capturing the essence of each character with charisma. From the suave Sky Masterson, played by junior Ellis Jackson, to the spirited Sarah Brown, performed by senior Lourdes Saunders-Blake, and from the charming Nathan Detroit, portrayed by junior Emil Collado, to the sassy Miss Adelaide, brought to life by freshman Teena Zarcone; every actor was dedicated to their role with authenticity and flair, bringing the audience to laughter, tears and thunderous applause.

"We are incredibly proud of our students for their exceptional dedication and talent," said Director Vashti Burke. "The performances entertained the audiences and showcased the fine arts program in our schools."

The production's success was a testament to the months of rehearsals, set design and construction, and collaboration by the cast, crew and faculty members.

As the curtain closed on each performance, Freeport High School’s production of "Guys and Dolls" captivated audiences of all ages with its infectious energy and memorable music.