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
Cast:Kelsey Lappegaard- Babe WilliamsFranz Harris- Sid SorokinElle Mark- Gladys HotchkissSam Ketcham- Vernon HinesKendall Dickinson- Marian HaslerEmily Dech- MabelAustin Nybo- PrezAlec Pflueger- PopMedary Staley- CharleneNoah Topliff- JoeFoster Johnson- MaxHannah Gunhus- MaeAlaina Dettling- BrendaHallie Flanders- PoopsieChorus: Lexi ChristiansonAshlyn DalyEmma CoryJordan CarpenterCate ZenzenRachel SafeSophie DiNateleKate GadientClaire Baker
Crew:Haley BanksBrandon UlvenesNicole MatthiesCalli OwensEmily MeierHannah CoyleJessica ScheererMegan JeranekMakenna DoigAbby EstabrooksCross KorderJoe Wollan
Production team:Stage Manager: Tori MillerAssistant Stage Manager: Rhett WallerCostumes: Karen Boek and Dace MillerProps: Kendall Dickinson and Lexi ChristiansonLighting: Lucas Phillips, Amanda Williams and Davyd TennisSound: Deja CrandellMic Managers: Calvin Harper and Rachel LogePit Director: Dan MarrsVocal Director: Mikkel GardnerAccompianist: Martha HendricksonSet: Heather Finholm
If you go …Who: RWHS spring musicalWhat: "The Pajama Game"Where: The Sheldon TheatreWhen: 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