August 10, 2007

Night Crew

I call this: summer stock,theatre — Posted by KP @ 2:32 pm

The night before opening of 42nd Street, we had our final dress, did some fixes and notes, and dismissed the cast around 11:00PM. By midnight our production meeting was over, and I was well on my way to going home. On the stage and in the shop, however, the crew had been working since the run ended, cramming in all the little details that still remained to get in shape for the first performance at 2:00PM the next day — painting, set repair, refocusing lighting instruments. They stayed until 3 or 4 in the morning, returning at around 10 to continue work and get ready for the show.

Before I left I took some portraits of our hard-working crew:

Ray touches up the paint job on one of the “Lullaby” stair units.

Christina lurks under the other stair unit, doing the same thing.

Jamie starts painting a column to match the pink marble style of the existing ones that frame the proscenium.

Who says the wardrobe crew can’t do physical labor? Joe sets up scaffolding.

Matt refurbishes the edge of the big dime to make it nice and shiny. Here he shows off a technique known in the theatre industy as “gaff-painting.”

1 Comment »

  1. it seems you have a great crew! smiley hardworking people, great atmosphere I guess…


    Comment by Di — August 10, 2007 @ 3:03 pm

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