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Musical Arts Guild celebrates 50 years

Nov. 06, 2013 @ 06:28 AM

HUNTINGTON — The Musical Arts Guild celebrated its rich history with a performance Tuesday evening at the Huntington Museum of Art.

The guild, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, performed different collections from its history, including sacred music from the mid-60s to 2003 and then Broadway selections from shows like “The Sound of Music,” “The King and I,” “Carousel,” “South Pacific,” and “Oklahoma,” which is the first musical it performed in 1968, according to Dee Carney, president.

Additionally, the guild awarded scholarships to Michael Norton and Ruth Stanley, students from the Marshall University College of Fine Arts.
The guild was founded in 1963 and was one of the first groups in Huntington to host musical theater performances.

The group also founded the Musical Arts Guild children’s theater, which has evolved over the years to become the current First Stage Theater Company.
 

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