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Barbara Fuston dances wlth the stage door lohnnles Pat Allworth They danced and sang about the problems that exrst nn a showman
Shlrley Wldmer and Sue Precobb who come to see her after the show e
The operetta whlch rs presented annually by the Sensor
Chorus, always draws a large number of students Thrs
popular event ts looked forward to by the entlre communuty,
for an enthusiastic audrence always frlls the gym Thus
year, when Mrs Jackxe Mepyans announced that the operetta
would be "Showboat", there was an aur of excrtement among
the students Hopeful prospects tor the leadrng roles began
tunmg up therr vocal cords whsle scrrpts were ordered lt
wasn't long before selectnons were made and rehearsals
were underway All the practrces, from the ones In class
to the nnght of dress rehearsal, were hard work and most
of the partrcrpants strove to put on a good productnon Wrth
the arrival of the "bug nlght" such thrngs as laryngutrs and
stage frrght trred to rnterfere, but everythrng tunally turned
out as scheduled
The musrc and actton of Showboat are closely welded
and reflect lute upon the Mrssrsslppr an showboat days The
fortunes of Captann Andy and has troupe on the "Cotton
Blossom", whnch has been satlrng the Mrssvssuppt for nearly
fifty years, are depicted The romance ot Gaylord Ravenal,
a lnghthearted gambler, and Magnolra, the 'leadrng lady",
adds the romantnc touch to thus operetta by Jerome Kern
The lotes and llves of these characters have great rntluence
upon all the people they meet
Captann Andy Hawks of the "Cotton Blossom' was played
by Ken Bourgan, has daughter Magnolua by Maureen Hemey
er, and Ravenal by Jerry Anderson
The entnre cast worked hard to make 'Showboatu the
huge success whrch nt was
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Page 105 text:
Robert the poetlc sensntlve boy suffers utter humnl
nation as he manages to get ants In his pants Sam,
Blossom, and Ginger 5nlCkeY with amusement
Gwendolyn and Sam have lust gone through one of theur many spats as Ginger glves Robert
some motherly advuce to cure hns troubles lt seems as though Elbert and Blossom aren t
getting along very well either
The man llstens to the crltlclsms of people who attend has funeral Hrs friend slts wlth hum as
hears the vlsltors condemn hlm as a failure during his llfetlme
The suspense In Seeds of Susplclon IS about to come to a climax Harold Mummery tugs
nervously at his coat as he wonders which of this group wnll be the next vlctlm af the
flendlsh killer t e Ice
What a wonderful day for a plcnlc' Blossom Robert,
and Ginger are among thus happy group of teenagers
who travel to the country In Antuc Sprung
Page 107 text:
lt's a real melo-drama onthe "Cotton Blossom". Barbara Fuston, Janet
Campbell, Don Vandersloot and Maureen Hemeyer dramatize for the show-
boat audience. Maureen is trying to persuade Janet to remain on the
showboat instead of leaving as planned.
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When the showboat docks, all the townspeople bring gifts to captain Andy Hawks. They express their appreciation for the entertainment
which was brought to them.
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