Meet Sarah, from Brillianteen’s 2015 Production, “Guys and Dolls”


On March 6-8, McGaw YMCA's Brillianteen will present its 63rd annual student-produced musical, Guys and Dolls!

Brillianteen introduces high school juniors and seniors to the experience of live theatre, allowing them to develop leadership and team-working skills, boost their confidence, and gain a greater sense of community. In the YMCA’s spirit of inclusion, every student who auditions is invited to participate.

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We'll be profiling some Guys and Dolls cast members, starting with Alia!

Meet Alia Holland:

Junior at ETHS

Brillianteen role: Sarah Brown, the straight-laced missionary whose efforts to save souls in New York City leads her into the arms of a gambler named Sky.

Best part of being cast as Sarah: I found out I could sing!

Hardest part: Pretending to be such a conservative and serious person who never dances.

What keeps me busy: Dancing!

Interesting fact: Alia has studied theatre in school and used to make short videos for YouTube, but this is her first time in a musical.

What’s new about Brillianteen: I remember seeing previous productions and there was very little diversity, but this year, there’s all different kinds of people involved. 

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