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Guys & Dolls Jr. at Parker Middle School
The Parker Middle School Drama Club presents Frank Loesser’s GUYS & DOLLS, JR on Thursday, March 1 at 6 p.m., Friday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, March 3 at 2 p.m. at the Parker Middle School Auditorium.
Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, GUYS AND DOLLS JR. introduces us to colorful characters who have become legends in the musical theatre canon: Sarah Brown, the upright but uptight "mission doll"; Sky Masterson, the slick, high-rolling gambler who woos her on a bet and ends up falling in love; Adelaide, a nightclub performer whose chronic flu is brought on by the fact she's been engaged to the same man for 14 years; and Nathan Detroit, her devoted fiance, desperate as always to find a spot for his infamous floating dice game.
Families of all ages will be sure to enjoy great singing and dancing in songs such as I’ll Know, If I Were a Bell, Bushel And A Peck, Luck Be a Lady, and Guys and Dolls.
Over 120 students are involved in the cast and crew, and teams of students and parents worked side by side to build imaginative sets which will transport you from 42nd Street to Havana to an underground sewer (the site of the infamous dice game).
Please join the students of Parker Middle School on March 1-3 for GUYS AND DOLLS, JR!
Tickets may be ordered online at www.ticketstage.com or by calling the Parker ticket line at 781-944-1236, X374. Ticket information and forms are also available on the Parker Edline main page. Cost: $9 for center section; $7 for side sections.
More About Walter S. Parker Middle School
Built in 1926, the school was named for Walter Scott Parker, who served on the School Committee (with some interruptions) for over 46 years. He was also on the Board of Library Trustees and was a state legislator and principal at the Bennett School in Boston for many years. The school is a member of the National Turning Points Network, a NELMS Spotlight Award Winning School and a Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Lighthouse School.
Its mission statement is: "At the Parker Middle School we strive to maintain a school culture that balances a rigorous and engaging learning community with a child-centered environment that honors the individual talents and struggles of every child. We acknowledge that, in the middle school years, our students face some of the most dramatic physical, social and emotional growth of their lives. Thus, it is our responsibility, in partnership with parents, to teach critical skills and provide the adult guidance that will help students grow to lead confident, responsible and productive lives."
There are 47.5 teachers who are all licensed in their teaching assignment. There are 187 classes in core academic areas.
The school's principal is Doug Lyons.