Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Seussical Jr.

Sunday was the last day of my play, Seussical Jr. I am kind of sad about that, since I love being involved with theatre so much. But, I guess all good things have to come to an end sooner or later. Like Dr. Seuss says, "Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."

I did something very different in this play…something that I have never done in my 7 long years at Playmakers: I decided to work backstage as a Stage Manager. Let me tell you, Stage Manager is a very big pair of shoes to fill. We had to have 3 Stage Managers in this production because Seussical Jr. is a very large cast of 20 kids. All of the kids are ranging in age from 4 to 17 years old! So I think you can see the need for 3 Stage Managers.

Just in case you may be wondering what I did as Stage Manager, here is a short list…

1.Keeping the kids quiet backstage (this is probably one of the hardest ones)
2.Making sure the actor/actress has his/her props.
3.Presetting the stage

These all may sound easy jobs, but like I said, they are anything but. I think stage-managing is even been harder then actually being on stage…and I thought nothing was harder then that.

Here are some pictures I got at one of the rehearsals...

Katie, Riley, and Audry doing what they do best-being silly!

A close up of Riley

This picture would have turned out better if the mirror was clean. hee hee By the way, that boy is Dylan...or, what I like to call him, "Cat", because he plays (or should I say, 'played') the Cat in the Hat.


For some reason, Dylan and I decided to take a picture of his finger. That kid just cracks me up!

Sealed with a kiss…

-Raven <3

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