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“Lots and Lots of Dancing”

“I’ve never done anything this big before. Sure, we’ve done some big shows, but nothing with as many layers of complexity. We’ve got a live orchestra, follow spots, microphones, costume changes, and lots and lots of dancing. I’m tremendously excited!”
—Professor of Theater Michael Abbott ’85

On the eve of the opening of the College’s production of Guys and Dolls, director Mike Abbott and three of the show’s stars—Pierce Velderman ’15, Jared Cottingham ’18, and Patrick Kvachkoff ’15—spoke with Rich Paige about the making of the show.

Pictured above: Elizabeth Hutson as Miss Adelaide and Patrick Kvachkoff ’15 as Nathan Detroit in the Wabash College production of Guys and Dolls.

Photo by Jim Amidon ’87