Guys and Dolls, May 2015
Directed by Paul Fillingim
Conducted by Mike Bonas
While at Pasadena High School, I was fortunate to have a number of incredible colleagues, including the two named above. Between them and a talented, dedicated task, we tackled this show in spring of 2015.
Loesser's score is harder than it sounds, especially the barbershop harmonies of "The Oldest Established" and the gospel stylings in "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat". Our chorus manfully surmounted these and other challenges. With Mike at the helm, the student orchestra gave a lovely rendition of the score.
I had previously performed in the ensemble in a production of Guys and Dolls, and I hope one day to lead a production from the podium.