Guys and Dolls Behind the Scenes Collaboration at its best!
If you had the pleasure of attending one of the four shows of the Bayside musical Guys and Dolls last weekend, you know that it was a big success. A cast of 35 students took the stage and made us laugh and kept us entertained, creating a memory that will not soon be forgotten. But some of the most important people that helped to make this show the success that it was were not on the stage at all, but behind the scenes.
Several teachers and parents gathered in the band room every afternoon and before every show last week helping the cast members to look the part with just the right hair and make-up.
A group of 11 students made-up the all important stage crew led by Mr. William Yung. The stages were set for each of the fifteen scenes in record time and were spotlighted perfectly by this team of boys and girls from grades 7 to 12. The twelfth graders have been doing stage crew for 5 years, and since they are graduating, they are beginning to train several middle school students to take over when they leave. It’s pretty intense! Kevin Tran, grade 7 said, “It’s like you’re a ninja (stage crew) helping your fellow clan (musical cast) in every need.”
Two 11th grade students took on the challenge of heading up the costumes department. They spent hours helping to organize the costumes, and also helped out with many quick costumes changes during each of the shows. They performed this service as part of their IB “Creativity, Action, Service” or CAS hours.
The 8th grade art class, led by their teacher, Mrs. Maria Yung created all the amazing sets for the production. They created unique backdrops.
A musical always brings a community together for a common purpose. Like I said, its collaboration at its best!
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