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…