South Pasadena High School Drama Department Presents “The Boy Friend” – A Musical

The Drama Department of South Pasadena High School will present The Boy Friend on May 1st at 7:00 p.m., May 2nd at 7:00 p.m., and May 3rd at 2:00 p.m. in the High School auditorium. One Weekend Only! Don’t miss this roaring good time full of mistaken identities, mishaps, charming songs and dances leading all of the characters to love and, spoiler alert, a happy ending!

The show, written in 1954, is a spoof of the romantic comedies of the 1920s in which one could only be happy if that perfect mate were found. The show parodies that archaic notion of love and pokes fun at old stereotypes.

Musical numbers such as “Won’t You Charleston with Me,” and “I Could Be Happy With You,” feature tapping and Roaring Twenties dances starring a cast of 23. SPHS selected The Boy Friend because it is an opportunity to showcase its incredibly talented high school singers and dancers while telling a charming story suitable for the entire family.

“We’ve done some big shows, but this is our most ambitious in terms of dance productions,” states director, Daniel Enright. “One of the main themes of The Boyfriend is that one can always ‘dance your troubles away’.”

When some of the cast members were asked why they liked being involved in the musical, Tru Pierone stated, “I really enjoy being a part of the drama department and working with so much choreography.” Abraham Szilagyi commented “ I really love the music, being a part of a well executed show, and working with such a wonderful group of people who all share the same enthusiasm. “ Cindy Tsai offered “It’s a dance show, I love dancing, it’s very light-hearted, and it’s a great, talented cast” and Alana Carmona added, “It’s fun to be a part of something really cool and being in the drama department is like a family.”

Tickets are $15 (general admission) and $12 (for kids 12 and under – and high students who purchase tickets prior to show time with their SAC card. Advanced tickets at:, SPHS main office, SPHS student bank, and at SPEF office.

South Pasadena High School, 1401 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena, (626) 441-5820 or visit



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