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Phoenix, the Upper School’s honorary drama society, will stage a musical adapted from the mockumentary Waiting for Guffman at 7:00 PM on December 8 at the Fonseca Center’s Experimental Theater.
Senior Dylan Douglas and junior Leah McLelland are co-directors of the musical, entitled Red, White and Blaine. Dylan loosely adapted the 1996 film, a comedy about a community theater production that chronicles the history of the fictional town of Blaine, Missouri.
“I always loved the movie and thought it would be great for the stage,” Dylan says, noting that it took some time and effort, but he was able to obtain the legal rights for adaptation of the movie. “I have full artistic license, so I’ve made it into this new thing,” he adds.
Junior Jake Hoffman is serving as choreographer, while sophomore Annie Rubinson is stage manager of the production. About a dozen students make up the cast and crew.
“The musical has humor for all ages,” Dylan says. “Expect surprises.”