“The People Behind the Scenes”
Every theatre program requires support back stage from the people that run the lights to the people who place the props. That could be you! There is always a great need in any production for those committed individuals that are not on stage to do significant work. Without “techies” (people who do the technical work) a show would not be successful. See the tech list for areas you can be involved in.
Tech work usually happens on Saturdays starting several weeks before the play. Full scale set construction begins the weekend before the play and continues throughout the week. Makeup, lighting, props, costumes and other aspects also come together during the final week. It is truly amazing to be a part of this process as all of the aspects of a show come together.
Opportunities involve: Assistant Director, Costumes, Lighting, Makeup, Program Design, Poster Design, Properties and Publicity.
LCLHS produces 2 major productions each year. The fall play is traditionally a comedy and the spring play alternates between comedy/drama and a musical. As LCLHS continues to grow, the hope is to offer more opportunities for involvement in additional major productions and other activities. The focus of all plays is on creating an ensemble, for in order to be successful all individuals involved must take ownership of the play (everyone has a critical role).
During rehearsals, actors learn about character development, blocking techniques, blocking purpose, stage movement and makeup techniques. Improvisation is used to bring new ideas and vitality to rehearsals. At the end of practice focus is always drawn back to God, Who has greatly blessed all through His life giving works.