Guys and Dolls - 2020
Dear Spartan Family,
Holy Spirit High School has always been known for our strength on various playing fields and courts, but we are also incredibly proud of our students’ achievements and performances on the stage. Holy Spirit High School has a very rich history of producing a full-scale musical every year. This year, as our nation was shut down, we were one week away from opening night of Guys and Dolls. The show was cast at Thanksgiving and the students had worked tirelessly over countless hours to bring the story to life. Sets had been built. Costumes had been made. Musicians had been hired and rights had been secured. All that we had left to do was to sell tickets and perform, but that was not to be. The students along with the entire production staff were heartbroken. We held a “virtual” opening night and were there to support each other through the sadness. Fortunately, once the state of New Jersey began opening up, we were granted permission to begin rehearsing again with social distancing and masks in place! The students will have the chance to perform for very limited audiences consisting of their family members. It is not quite the same, but it is much more than we had dared to hope for!
Producing a full-scale musical is a very expensive adventure. We rely on ticket and ad book sales to fund the entire project. We did sell ads, and we ask you please help support the businesses who support Holy Spirit. A list of the ads can be found on our website. Since we did not get to sell any tickets this year, we are in dire need of more support. If you have enjoyed Holy Spirit High School’s musicals in the past and are able, we ask that you please consider donating to the theater program at Holy Spirit High School. This program has been a very special part of many students’ lives and we need your help to continue. If you would like to donate, checks can be made out to Holy Spirit High School with a note that funds should go to the theater program. There are also links for Venmo and PayPal on our website, please note that funds should be directed to the theater program.
Thank you for your support in keeping the arts at Holy Spirit High School thriving!
Amy M. Higbee Evans
Experience the show all over again! Purchase the recorded performance of Guys and Dolls! Once purchased, you will forever have access to the video. All that's needed is an internet connection. Watch online using your smart phone, computer or streaming device. Visit stvp.net to order.
The cast and crew were given permission to finally perform their show after it had been cancelled in March. Following social distancing protocols, the cast rehearsed in masks and were able to perform in front of a very limited audience. The show was recorded by professional videographer and will be available to view soon!