Gonk.Arts

The Blog of the Algonquin Fine & Performing Arts Department


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ARHS presents “Guys and Dolls”

ARHS Gonk Stage is excited to present Guys and Dolls November 17, 18, and 19 at 7 PM in the ARHS auditorium. Guys and Dolls is a family-friendly classic musical comedy that is often thought of as the perfect musical theater production. It has been staged around the world countless times since its original Broadway run in 1950, most recently in a 2022 Kennedy Center revival concert. “Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they’ve been engaged for fourteen years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, and Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown, as a result. Guys and Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong.” Featuring classic, well known songs like “Luck be a Lady,” Guys and Dolls is sure to be an event everyone in the local community can enjoy. The cast and crew features more than 50 ARHS students! Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for adults. Tickets can be purchase online


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Laughs Optional!

The ARHS improv group, Needs IMPROVment is excited to announce their Improv and sketch comedy show! This year’s show, “Laughs Optional” will feature improv and sketch comedy created by 23 ARHS students. We will play many games that are famous and favorites of the improv enthusiast or just plain fun for someone looking for some good PG-13 entertainment. The entire night is created by ARHS students and will be fast-paced, funny, and interactive. The performances are Thursday, May 12 and Friday May 13 in the ARHS Black Box at 7pm. The admission is $5 at the door. No reservations are required. This is the final drama performance of the year, help make it a huge success for our students!