Alex is one of the Guys at The Grove Theatre
Posted on August 9, 2010
This summer's big musical Guys and Dolls opens this week at The Grove Theatre in Dunstable starring Eaton Bray's very own Alex Mustoe.
Schoolboy Alex Mustoe can't wait to be one of the Guys when he appears on stage at The Grove this week in his biggest role so far.
Alex will be starring as mission leader Arvide Abernathy in the Broadway classic Guys and Dolls which is The Grove's big summer musical, performed by some of the most talented young stars in the area. Guys and Dolls is a classic 1950s musical filled with big numbers like Luck Be A Lady and You're Rockin' the Boat, along with larger than life characters from New York's underworld.
The Grove Summer Musical Project gives aspiring actors aged between 12 and 19 just nine days of intensive rehearsals before the show opens on August 12 This year there will be more than 40 involved and they come from every part of the county to take part.
Alex is also a member of the Edlesbray Players, regularly performing to smaller audiences at Eaton Bray Village Hall, and as a student of Aylesbury Grammar School he has appeared in major productions there. Alex auditioned for Guys and Dolls following encouragement from his gran, Central Beds councillor Marion Mustoe.
"I've been in quite a few pantos for the village and they're been really good fun," said Alex. "I've been acting since I was really young. My sister used to be in the pantos and I'd watch her and really enjoy it."
He continued, "This is my biggest role to date. I play Arvide, who is the leader of the mission and he's there to bring in some sinners and to get people to turn to God. I hadn't seen the show before but we went and got the DVD when I heard I was in it. It's a really great show.
"I have to do a song - More I Cannot Wish You - on my own which is going to be a challenge but it should be okay. I'm a bit worried about that. I do quite a lot of public speaking with my school so I'm all right with audiences but I'm just concerned about my singing voice. When I came to the auditions I had lost my voice so when I tried to sing nothing came out!
"My gran told my mum about Guys and Dolls and I was really up for it. We'll be rehearsing for nine or ten days, between 9am and 8pm which is going to be really hard work."
Guys and Dolls runs from Thursday (August 12th) to Saturday (14th) at The Grove Theatre in Dunstable.
For tickets call the box office 01582 602080 or visit www.grovetheatre.co.uk
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