First-time tryout lands Pogue lead part | Arts & Entertainment

First-time tryout lands Pogue lead part | Arts & Entertainment

MAHOMET — Keegan Pogue must be a natural.

The Mahomet-Seymour senior’s prior theater experience consisted of stage-hand work. That is, until this year.

Pogue decided to try out for an acting part in Mahomet-Seymour High School’s spring musical, “Hello, Dolly!” which opens Friday.

He landed a lead role.

“That’s pretty unusual. Pretty unusual,” musical producer Christa Ledin said.

“It’s fantastic!” Pogue said of his experience.

“I decided to try out, and it looked like a blast. I practiced a lot and got just what I wanted.”

Pogue said he would have taken any role he could get. He got much more.

Pogue plays the male lead, Horace, opposite female lead Alex Olson’s Dolly in the two-cast performance. Pogue’s friend John Grygiel IV, whom he credits with helping him a great deal, and Eden Sanborn play Horace and Dolly in the other cast.

“Hello, Dolly!” runs two weekends in the high school auditorium. Friday performances open at 7 p.m. Other 7 p.m. performances are April 13, 19 and 20. Sunday performances on April 14 and 21 begin at 2 p.m.

On days when they are not performing their lead roles, Pogue and Grygiel are part of the show’s ensemble.


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