No time for games
A 10-minute break during rehearsal Wednesday evening was anything but for stage manager Tori Miller.
“It’s very, very chaotic,” Miller said. “I do this all night every night.”
Miller said she usually gets to rehearsal for “The Pajama Game” – the high school’s spring musical – close to an hour before everyone else does, as well as working from home doing anything from ordering T-shirts to mapping out the stage for scene changes.Miller credits assistant stage manager Rhett Waller with keeping her calm and focused throughout the craziness, adding working with a good crew is essential because “you can’t plan for everything.”
By the time opening night rolls around Miller said all the hard work and time is definitely worth it.
“It’s awesome” she said of seeing everything come together.
“The Pajama Game” is based on the novel “7 ½ cents” by Richard Bissell, with music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross and follows the labor troubles in a pajama factory where workers are fighting for a raise.
The play is directed by Sean Dowse, executive director of the Sheldon Theatre.
Tickets can be purchased online at sheldontheatre.org, by calling the Sheldon Theatre at 651-388-8700, or in person at the Sheldon Theatre box office.
Cast and crew
Kelsey Lappegaard- Babe Williams
Franz Harris- Sid Sorokin
Elle Mark- Gladys Hotchkiss
Sam Ketcham- Vernon Hines
Kendall Dickinson- Marian Hasler
Emily Dech- Mabel
Austin Nybo- Prez
Alec Pflueger- Pop
Medary Staley- Charlene
Noah Topliff- Joe
Foster Johnson- Max
Hannah Gunhus- Mae
Alaina Dettling- Brenda
Hallie Flanders- Poopsie
Chorus: Lexi Christianson
Jessica ScheererMegan Jeranek
Stage Manager: Tori Miller
Assistant Stage Manager: Rhett Waller
Costumes: Karen Boek and Dace Miller
Props: Kendall Dickinson and Lexi Christianson
Lighting: Lucas Phillips, Amanda Williams and Davyd Tennis
Sound: Deja Crandell
Mic Managers: Calvin Harper and Rachel Loge
Pit Director: Dan Marrs
Vocal Director: Mikkel Gardner
Accompianist: Martha Hendrickson
Set: Heather Finholm
If you go …
Who: RWHS spring musical
What: "The Pajama Game"
Where: The Sheldon Theatre
When: Thursday May 8 and Friday May 10 at 7 p.m., Sunday May 11 at 2 p.m.
Cost: $22.50 for adults, $14.50 for students