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Whimsical and lighthearted musical “The Boy Friend” takes the stage

Kensie Speed
Junior Anna Novack and sophomore Jack Engelbrekt break out in song and dance in the number they performed as a duo. The two acted as lovers in the show “The Boy Friend” and got married at the end of the production.

As the curtain swept open, the actors of “The Boy Friend” energetically sauntered onto the stage to deliver a cheeky performance full of singing and dancing.

“The Boy Friend” is set in France at an all-girls finishing school during the 1920s. The musical centers around the main character, Polly, who is trying to find a boyfriend while working with the obstacles that her father put in her way.

The musical has three additional subplots about a comical British couple visiting France; Polly’s four best friends who are trying to find sweethearts themselves and the finishing school’s headmaster who is attempting to rekindle an old flame.

It’s evident that the actors challenged themselves in order to produce a diverting performance. The singing was beautiful, the choreography was delightful and the attitude the actors displayed while playing their characters was so well executed that it transformed my experience from “It was good” to “I’m happy I went.”

The plot was not as engaging as I anticipated, and maybe that’s just because of the simplicity of the dialogue. I found myself bored at times of the production that went without singing or dancing. Sophomore Parker Albin and junior Sophia Konat showed off their choreographic talent in an entertaining tap dance number that made the crowd go wild.

Overall, the show was entertaining, much in due to the colorful outfits, my favorite of which were the swimsuits they wore at the beach. The focus was mainly on song and dance rather than acting, as a musical should be. Thank you to the drama department for yet another wonderful production.

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Valerie Cid
Valerie Cid, Centerspread and Review Editor

Valerie Cid is a senior and this is her second year on the Nordic News staff. She likes to laugh and loves the Harry Potter books and movies. She also likes to eat McDonald’s french fries but prefers Dairy Queen ice cream.

Kensie Speed
Kensie Speed, Photo Editor
Kensie Speed is a senior and this is her second year as a staff member on Nordic News. She is photo editor and loves taking photography of her own outside of Nordic. She is kind of a wild child and has walked across Spain (yes, by choice). She loves listening to choir music (again, yes, by choice) and her favorite movie is Pride and Prejudice. She would prefer death by watermelon. In addition, with two parents, two kids, two dogs, two cats, two fish, and two bunnies, her family basically lives on Noah’s Ark. She is living the dream but is ready to just graduate.   

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Whimsical and lighthearted musical “The Boy Friend” takes the stage