Now in its 27th year, the Summer Teen Musical is nearly underway. The longstanding program is a partnership between the City of Renton, Wizards of the Coast and the Renton Civic Theatre and offers youth a chance to perform in a full-length musical production.
Cast members have been busy rehearsing and giving preview performances including a performance on Monday night for the Renton City Council.
City Council members enjoyed a duet by 16-year-old Liberty High School student Eric Spradling-Reim (who plays Nathan Detroit) and 13-year-old Home program student Kyrian Brichoux (who plays Miss Adelaide).
This year's selection, "Guys and Dolls" is based on a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, and music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser. The Summer Teen Musical is directed by Alan Wilkie, with musical direction by Julie Denninghoff and choreography by Jennifer O'Brien.
From the Playbill:
It all begins with a bet. Nathan Detroit bets high–rolling gambler Sky Masterson that Sky cannot persuade Save–A–Soul Missionary Sister Sarah Brown to accompany him on a trip to Cuba. While the worldly Sky works his charms on a wary Sarah, Nathan is doing his best to stay outside the matrimonial clutches of his long-suffering fiancée, Miss Adelaide. Guys and Dolls is a fable about what happens to gambling men and the women who long to tame them. Set in the colorful world of New York City in the mid 20th century, the romantic and funny Guys And Dolls is populated with gangsters and gamblers, missionary dolls and scantily clad showgirls, and one the great musical scores in the history of American theatre.
Tickets are $15 for adults $10 for students and seniors. Call the Box office at 425-226-5529 or visit the 's website www.rentoncivictheater.org to purchase tickets. All shows will play at the , 1717 SE Maple Valley Highway in Renton.
- OPENING NIGHT: Friday July 27, 8 p.m.
- Saturday July 28, 8 p.m.
- Sunday July 29, 2 p.m.
- Friday August 3, 8 p.m.
- Saturday August 4 30, 8 p.m.
- CLOSING NIGHT: Sunday August 5, 2 p.m.