In every successful musical there is a fantastic cast and a great Director but little does the audience know, behind the bright lights and glittering costumes, are the techies. Manning the spotlights and fixing the mics they set the stage for the cast to shine. “I've done tech since I was like seven because I didn't have enough time to be in the actual play.” says Emma Payne, “If you don't have time to do the actual musical it's a good way to have fun with your friends that are in it, and it's cool to learn about the stage”. Throughout all the amazing things that happen backstage, it can also be very stressful for the teenagers, Naomi Connell explained, “It can be really stressful depending on what job you have.” This only goes to show, their job isn't as easy as it seems. As difficult as it is though, the plays are for everyone, “I’m not really a drama person.” explained Naomi Connell, “but I wanted to be in the play.” Whether you can sing and dance or not, If you’re not really a “drama kid’ or you are. Everyone is welcome, and every job is important.
High School Musical opens this Thursday! Shows start at 6pm on 3/21, 22, 23, 25.