- Last Updated on 05:04 PM 07/08/12
- BY Special to the Gazette
The Prizery’s marketing committee recently had an unorthodox idea — to show the public what it takes to alter the stage from one production to the next.
To bring this idea to fruition, photos were taken twice every day from the close of “Cinderella” on Sunday, July 1, until Wednesday, July 4, before the ‘Red, White and Blue Patriotic Concert’ dress rehearsal.
For those who have ever wondered what happens behind-the-scenes during the Summer Theatre Celebration at The Prizery, here’s a glimpse.
As soon as the curtain closes on the final performance of each show, technicians and actors are hard at work, getting things ready for the next production.
They must break down the old set, install the new set, change all of the lighting, paint the stage, change out the costumes and props and rehearse the new sequence of lighting and scene changes.
This work happens continually around the clock, with the technical staff working overnight so rehearsals can take place on the stage during the day and into the evening.
Above is a backstage glimpse into this process.