Thursday, July 23, 2009
In the Wings: Guys and Dolls Jr. Meet Gaia Attardo.
Gaia Attardo plays Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls Jr., the production mounted during an intensive four-week summer camp led by Civic Youth Theatre Director Melanie R. Buchanan.
Gaia said, "Sarah starts as a die hard missionary worker who is very committed to her cause. Unfortunately the mission will be closed because she cannot get any sinners to confess their sins. She then meets Sky Masterson, one of the main gamblers in the city, and makes a bet with him."
Gaia also attended last summer's camp, which culminated in a production of Pirates of Penzance Jr.
"I had so much fun last year and wanted to come back to this year's camp," she said. "You meet a lot of new people at these camps. When I arrived at the first camp, I was worried if I'd get along with everyone but we all bonded and became friends."
Gaia concluded by suggesting what audience members will remember most about Guys and Dolls Jr.
"They are going to look back at the show and marvel at how all these kids managed to do all these dances and sing at the same time," she said. "The cast is bigger than last year's cast. We have young kids who do a great job on stage."
Guys and Dolls Jr. opens Friday, July 24 and runs through Sunday, July 26. Friday and Saturday evening performances begin at 7:00 p.m.; the Sunday afternoon performance begins at 2:30 p.m.
For more information about the show or to order tickets, call the Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette office at 765-423-PLAY (7529).