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Students Roll Out Musical

Students Roll Out Musical

What: Guys and Dolls
Where: Civic Theatre
Author: Linda Barnier
When: Wednesday October 20, 1999

SOME of the Hunter's top teenage talent are preparing to tread the boards at one of Newcastle's oldest theatrical venues.

More than 80 students from the Hunter School of the Performing Arts will stage the smash hit musical Guys and Dolls at the Civic Theatre next month.

In what promises to be a colourful romp through the story of gambling and gangsters, the students have spent hundreds of hours rehearsing the Broadway favourite, fine-tuning the spectacular showcase of fine young talent.

Show producer Lyn Scanlon said the musical would be the Broadmeadow-based school's first major production.

'It's our first all-school show and we wanted something that would show off the children's incredible singing, dancing and dramatic abilities,' Mrs Scanlon said.

An orchestra of more than 20 students and some staff will keep the story swinging along, belting out favourites including Luck be a Lady Tonight and Adelaide's Lament.

The first curtain will rise on Wednesday, October 20, at 7.30pm.

Evening performances and 'school-only' matinees will continue through until Friday, October 22.

Tickets are available through Ticketek or at the Civic Theatre, Hunter St, Newcastle.

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