Nantucket High School will be presenting the classic musical "Guys & Dolls" this week, with shows March 16th to 18th at 6 p.m. and March 19 at 2 p.m. at the Mary P. Walker Auditorium.
The musical is being directed by NHS teacher Erin MacIver, who said that she chose "Guys & Dolls" because it holds a special place in her heart.
"It was the first show I was ever in as an actor," she said. "It was the first show I directed at the high school level at my first teaching job. It was the first show I directed here on Nantucket in 2012."
"Guys & Dolls" takes place in 1940's New York City. It's the story of a couple of big city gamblers, and the women they fall in love with. The ensemble is made up of gamblers, mission members, and show girls. The student actors made most of the props for the stage, MacIver said, while other pieces were donated or gifted.
"While there are characters that are leads, it truly is an ensemble piece," MacIver said. "There are many characters that add color, comedy, and energy to the show."
Tickets can be purchased at the NHS office by calling 508-228-7280 or at the door.
Nantucket Current contributing photographer Charity Grace Mofsen stopped by a rehearsal earlier this week and took some these photos of the actors preparing for opening night:
Below are the names of the student cast members for the show:
Tony Fox as Sky Masterson
Chloe Girvin as Sarah Brown
Julia Marks as Miss Adelaide
Natalie Mack as Nathan Detroit
Diogo Dias as Nicely-Nicely Johnson
Ella Horford as Benny Southstreet
Lyric Pearl as Rusty Charlie
Benton Killion as Arvide Abernathy
Eli Fuller as Lt. Brannigan
Kipp Buccino as Harry The Horse
Colin Lynch as Big Jule
Aiden Sullivan as Angie The Ox
Rory Murray as Joey Biltmore
Lily Potter as General Cartright
Mission Band - Marina Cassano, Claire Martin, and Varianna Warburton.
Hot Box Cuties - Tatum Corbett, Eliza Brown, Nora Sullivan, Ella Scott, Sofia Abreu, and Andrea Bunlerssak.
Gamblers - Maddux Hinson, Maile Manejit, and Garvia Lee.