Monday, November 26, 2007

In a different role

For those of you who don't know, in my spare time, I love playing techie... whether building sets, hanging lights, playing with sound equipment or just moving heavy objects, I love working backstage in theater (strictly community). I do have some on stage experience: 15 years of dance and singing in church and high school choir, but its been a while.

I was supposed to be on the stage crew for "My Favorite Year" playing at Kelsey Theater at MC3 in February, which I figured meant showing up the week before hell week.

Somehow, I ended up in the cast.

The director decided that he needed some of the stage crew to play stage crew in the show. First he said that I could "fake sing" being that I don't have a great voice (he's never heard me sing), however, during rehearsal he decided to put me with three others singing in the break in the (small) theater (the break in seats in the middle of the theater in the house).

So now I need to learn the music and show up and rehearsals. I miss running follow spot, but here goes nothing....


pj said...


Grandmère Mimi said...

Allie, that's great. Congratulations! The first step on your way to becoming a star, I'm sure. Up from the crew to stardom.

Allie said...

Actually, it isn't like that at all.

I could have been in shows before, but I've never wanted to be.

I love the feeling of taking my energy to build sets, figuring out how settings on mics can be best set for a certain space, and trying to follow a moving target with a large light.

I've never had a desire to be on stage (well, other than wanting to be a Rockette in forth grade), my goal was to be stage manager not diva. But I guess, I'm entering the goal of normal desires?

Thanks for the encouragement.