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Duluth East Students Taking on Musical Production of "Bonnie and Clyde"

Created: October 24, 2018 09:49 AM

Duluth East students are bringing back to life the iconic crime duo of "Bonnie and Clyde," via a musical production. Shows are set to run this weekend.

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The story follows the full relationship of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow from their troubled beginning to tragic end. East's production has also decided to focus on the relationship of Clyde's brother, Buck, and his love interest, Blanche.

"It's different than a lot of shows I've done," Laney Goei, who plays Bonnie, says. "In the high school setting we've done fairy tales the past two years and this has been such a change from that."

Goei says the music is her favorite part, describing it as a mix of pop rock with a little bit of country.

The show has a giant ensemble of 30 on stage parts and 20 students helping backstage. Hans Halstead, who plays Buck, says auditions began in May. "Bonnie Boot Camp" followed in late August and daily rehearsals for the play began when school started.

"I think to see high school kids doing a challenging play like this will be really exciting for them," Goei says of audience expectations.

There are shows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday beginning at 7 p.m. There is also a matinee show on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and will be sold one hour before each show.

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