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Blackfriars Guild

Moderator

Mr. Roger Finnell, rfinnell@fenwickfriars.com, ext. 217

About

The Blackfriars Guild presents three productions annually. These give the students an opportunity to learn theatre arts (onstage and on crew) and to express themselves artistically through acting, singing, dancing, playing musical instruments (solos and in groups) and skit writing, as well as to learn how to share their theatrical talents with others as they prepare productions for performance.

2017-18 Highlights

  • A well-received production of our fall comedy, "Is He Dead?"
  • Large and appreciative crowds for "Banua 2018", our musical comedy revue
  • A large and extremely talented cast for our spring musical, "Beauty and the Beast"

Events

  • Fall comedy: "Quality Street", by J. M. Barrie, November 2nd (7pm), 3rd (7pm), & 4th (3pm), 2018
    • Quality Street, a comedy by J. M. Barrie, was written before his more famous work Peter Pan. The story is about two sisters who start a school "for genteel children" and  hinges on transformation. In this case, Phoebe Throssel, having fallen in love with the dashing Valentine Brown just before he goes off to the Napoleonic wars, reawakens his curiosity on his return 10 years later by disguising herself as her own niece. This dual identity creates endless romantic complications.  What are they? You'll have to come to see for yourself!

 

  • Banua 2019: Annual musical comedy review featuring solo and group music acts, chorus numbers and original skits — January 25th (7pm) & 26th (7pm), 2019. 

 

  • Spring Musical Comedy: "Music Man", with music, book and lyrics by Meredith Wilson — April 5th (7pm), 6th (7pm), & 7th (3pm), 2019.
    • The plot revolves around con man Harold Hill, who poses as a children's band leader and sells band instruments and uniforms to naive Midwestern townsfolk, promising to train the members of the new band. Harold is no musician, however, and plans to skip town without giving any music lessons. Prim librarian and piano teacher Marian sees through him, but when Harold helps her younger brother overcome his lisp and social awkwardness, Marian begins to fall in love. Harold risks being caught to win her. The musical features many recognizable songs including "Till There Was You", "76 Trombones", and "Ya Got Trouble."
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