Ready for Tech Week!
Seussical, the highly anticipated musical at Matthews Playhouse, opens February 24, 2023! Here's a glimpse into what is happening behind the scenes.
Photo @ Jessie Hull
It's almost "Tech Week" for our mainstage production of Seussical, opening Friday, February 24, 2023! Final touches are being added to the bright, whimsical set that has been carefully crafted and built over the last few weeks, the light and sound cues are being fine-tuned, costume adjustments are being made for nearly 50 actors, and so much more!
The 2 casts of Seussical have been hard at work since mid-January and their regular rehearsal period is about to transition into what is known as "Tech Week", when all of the technical elements finally come together and bring the production to life! What audiences don't see are the hard-working, creative members of the production team who have been working on perfecting their visions for months.
We'd like to give a big shout out to those who are working behind the scenes to add magic to this production that is sure to delight audience members of all ages. Audiences may never see them on stage, but their hard work and imaginations will certainly be on full display when Seussical opens next week!
Director/Musical Director - Sarah Baumgardner
Assistant Director/Lead Carpenter- Hunter Stilwell
Choreographer- Emily Hunter
Stage Manager- Jessie Hull
Assistant Stage Manager- Maddie Nivens
Scenic Designer- Martin Wolff
Lighting Designer- Jeffrey Childs
Sound Designer/Engineer- Neifert Enrique
Costume Designer - Lisa Altieri
Props Designer- Ginny Hull
Costume Coordinator- Hannah Snyder
Dance Captains- Seth Yarman & Lauren Berkley
Scenic Charge Artist -Zack Distel
Scene Shop Staff - Will Elliott, Lynzi Cooke, Ali Griffen
Backstage Crew - Faith Simpson
Wardrobe Crew - Alexandra Corbett
Photo @ Shelby Annas
Photo @ Shelby Annas
Earlier this week, two Seussical cast members were invited to be guests on WBTV News!
The WBTV staff and news anchor John Carter could not have been more gracious as he interviewed Winston Sims (Cat in the Hat - Green Eggs and Ham cast) and Tristan Nogueira (Horton the Elephant in the Star Bellied Sneetches cast). Thanks to Winston, Tristan and the entire WBTV staff for a delightful experience! You can catch the full interview here.