Weekend Showcase: "The Boy Friend"

If you’re in the mood for a little romantic comedy theater, Armstrong High School has something that fits the bill with the old Broadway musical classic, "The Boy Friend."

“We're definitely really proud of our set for this show," said audio engineer Simon Awcock. "It's not like some shows we've done in the past, but it's a very clean set, it's a very nice set, it's something that we've put a lot of hard work into and we're very proud of it.”

Besides being a senior member of the tech crew and engineering the audio for the Armstrong High School production of “The Boy Friend,” Awcock is also a National Merit Scholar finalist.

The actors are able to do what they do thanks in large part to the dedicated technical crew. Junior Natalie Olson is the stage manager.

“It's really funny. It's quite adorable, it’s very lighthearted and a little bit of escapism,” Olson said of the production.

The play is set in the 1920s around a group of young women at Madame Dubonnet’s School for Young Ladies on the French Riviera.

Playing the part of Tony, Brennan Palony describes the show this way: “It's a spoof on musicals, so it's all about these girls and women who are trying to find love."

Sewit Eskinder plays Madame Dubbonet, whose goal is to make every one of the girls into the perfect young lady.

“There is a happy ending. There is a very happy ending. Everyone falls in love and they end up with their true love, their soul mate,” said Eskinder.

"The Boy Friend" is tonight, Friday, March 3, and Saturday night at Armstrong High School. Showtime is 7 p.m.

Neil Pursley reporting

March 3, 2017


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