Behind the Scenes
The success of any stage show relies on an equal amount of expertise behind the scenes. While the cast, crew and musicians were meeting for their hours of practices and rehearsals there were other groups filling the additional criteria.
Wardrobe team led by Katie Graham armed with cloth, sewing machines and needle and thread brilliantly attired the cast in an array of costumes reminiscent of the early 1900s era. Their team facilitated many costume changes backstage achieved seamlessly as the show moved from scene to scene.
Make up and fake beards were expertly applied for each show by a talented Ella Griffin and her team. Face recognition on the mobile devices fooled a few unsuspecting students who risked getting locked out their devices when an aged wrinkled face replaced their youthful image.
Properties team leader Jenny Livingstone with her team including five students fashioned, painted and collected a list of items requested. What couldn’t be borrowed from charity and vintage shops and the Opotiki Museum as well as prop hire business the team had to made from wood, card, fabric, paint and polystyrene. Attention to detail was extremely important. Vintage butter churns are apparently hard to come across in Tauranga but that didn’t stop the props team making one. During the performances the props schedule were superbly handled by Michelle Clayton, Gina van der Lee and Hannah McGregor.
We extend to a huge thanks to the many hours of dedication by the many people working behind the scenes.