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November 23, 2011 - 3 comment(s)

The 12 Days of (a) Christmas (carol)- Load In

On the fourth day of (a) Christmas (carol)...
Loading into the Ohio Theatre

The Great Lakes Theater Scene Shop Crew and the PlayhouseSquare IATSE Team spend 3 days loading in set pieces and focusing lights in the Ohio Theatre for A Christmas Carol. The crew of 30 unloads 3 trucks (including two 53-foot trailers) and transform the empty stage into a Victorian era Christmas in London! Even Santa (stagehand, Tom Boddy) pitched in by flying set pieces in and out during lighting focus!
Some of the set pieces have weathered the run of A Christmas Carol at GLT for 22 years!  Going into our 23rd season of the production, it was “time” to replace the large clock that is present throughout much of the show. Our carpenters and painter spent 3 weeks rebuilding, rigging and painting the new clock using the original design. This year, the tombstones also received a face lift! 
The GLT Costume Shop Ladies load the costumes into the theatre for technical rehearsals. With 25 actors in our production, there are over 70 “costume looks." That’s a lot of loads of laundry and dry cleaning!

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pengo - 7 years ago


LeAnn - 7 years ago

We appreciate all the hard work! We sit out in the audience and enjoy the performance, not imagining how much time and effort it takes behind the scenes. Thank you!!

Jason - 7 years ago

Kudos and posts and publicity for the hard working tech crews that make these shows go, please!...also, a time-lapse video from bare stage to full set would be so cool...maybe you don't want to reveal the stage dressing for some shows, but for this one it seems like it would be OK...

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