On May 8, Calvary Christian School’s eighth grade class delivered a riveting rendition of “Guys and Dolls, Jr.,” a musical comedy based on Damon Runyon’s short story, “The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown.”
Drawing the audience to the streets of New York City in the beginning of the 1930s, the cast stepped right into the shoes of the colorful characters and adopted their idiosyncrasies to masterfully play out the unlikely romance between straight-laced Salvation Army girl, Sarah Brown, and shrewd Broadway gambler, Sky Masterson. Intricately woven into the main storyline, a second romance unfolds between Nathan Detroit, the endearing rogue determined to find a location for his floating dice game, and his fiancée of 14 years, Adelaide, the adorable show girl determined to steal Nathan’s heart away from his game and gambling circle.
Calvary’s eighth graders are required to participate in an all-class spring musical as one of their graduation requirements. The students embrace the requirement with determined spirits and the same dedication they display across all of their subject areas.
“The eighth-grade musical is an exciting event in every eighth grader’s year,” said Marti Willens, Calvary Christian School Middle School Head. “Through the middle school years, the students look forward to the culminating experience and the challenge of the performance, as well as the memories and relationships that flourish in the act of coming together and performing as a cohesive class. It is such a joy to watch our children shine on stage in ways we may never anticipate.”