As many know, it takes volunteers and at least half a village to mount a full-scale musical production, and the Pagosa Springs High School spring musical, “Grease,” is no exception.
Darcy DeGuise, a teacher at the high school and a fairly recent arrival to Pagosa is one of those volunteers, spending most of her evenings working with the cast on the show.
DeGuise is a recent transplant from Denver. After teaching for eight years along the Front Range, Darcy moved to Pagosa Springs to teach English and broadcast journalism at the high school. She quickly got back in touch with her performing roots, assisting with the high school musicals and Music Boosters’ community events. Darcy is no stranger to the stage: she has been singing as a classically-trained vocalist for 17 years, and after a brief stint on the opera stage in such roles as Cherubino from “The Marriage of Figaro,” she decided to answer her calling and become a teacher. Working with young people while continuing her performing on a smaller scale is a passion of Darcy’s that she will continue to foster for many years to come.
Those involved with the production are excited to have Darcy sharing her multitude of talents with us.
“Grease” plays from May 1–5 at the high school. Tickets will be available at the door performance evenings at 6 p.m.