The Craig and Caleb Show

Freshman Craig Judicki and Mathematics teacher Caleb Parsons pose backstage on the set of Hello Dolly!

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Freshman Craig Judicki and Mathematics teacher Caleb Parsons pose backstage on the set of Hello Dolly!

Gina Napolitano, Staff Writer

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As many of you know, our very own Craig Judicki, ’19, and Caleb Parsons, math teacher and RA, just participated in a production of Hello Dolly with the Black Cat Theater Company. Performances ran from November 4th-8th.

Parsons decided to audition for the show this summer because of the “allure of community theater.”  He has been involved in theater for nearly 16 years and has had experience as John Wilkes Booth in Assassins, Bert in Mary Poppins, Sweeney Todd in Sweeney Todd, and several other productions.  In Hello Dolly, Parsons portrayed a character named Cornelius Hackl- a 33 year old hay and feed store worker who has never kissed a girl.  During rehearsals, blocking was reviewed and choreography was created.  “For example,” said an enthusiastic Parsons, he “learned how to pretend to not know how to waltz and then progressively learn how to waltz for three hours.”  He very much likes the community that produced the show.

Judicki has been working with the Black Cat Theater for three years now, providing him with four years of experience in musical theater.  In Hello Dolly, he was in the ensemble and portrayed the role of a Dancing Waiter.  Judicki is also playing J. Byron Bennett in MacDuffie’s production of Vacancy in Paradise next week.  Judicki hopes to go to school for theater in the future, so these experiences will serve him well.  He will also in fact be auditioning for the winter musical of Chicago at MacDuffie.  

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