The sound, lighting, sets and music were all perfect last weekend as the Huntington High School stage crew shined behind the scenes during three performances of the fall drama club production of “Harvey.”
The group of hardworking teenagers toiled under the nurturing eyes of technical director Glenn Deveau, who serves as the stage crew advisor. Many long hours were spent getting everything in place and making sure every technical and set aspect of the show was just right.
“This year’s stage crew went above and beyond to help ‘Harvey’ be a success,” said Michael Schwendemann, Huntington’s drama club faculty advisor and the show’s director. “They had to move a beast of a set and after the first time they performed the set change my heart was in my mouth; it took two minutes and twelve seconds. An audience in the dark for that amount of time can kill a performance. With a little work and a lot of practice they performed it impeccably in an average of 45 seconds! Mission accomplished. In a word they were awesome!”
The fall production’s stage crew consisted of Jeslyn Alfaro, Maria Andrade, Adrian Angueira, David Chavez, Jasmynn Clark, Kyla Crowder, Rory Dara, Declan Duffy, Christian Fazin, Annika Galvin, Emily Gershuny, David Canas Granados, Beth Heffernan, Noelle Henderson, Christina Hornstein, Carrie Kilgour, Cianna Leigh, Aileen Lopez, Keyla Maldonado, David Marroquin, Sam Mollineaux, Rahalia Patterson, Olivia Perez, Chloe Rivera, Sol Rodriquez, Ben Root, Drew Spina, Joe Tropeano, Nathali Ulloa and Emma Waters.
“I think having the biggest stage crew we’ve had in years influenced the success of all three performances of ‘Harvey’ last weekend,” Mr. Dara said. “It was a grand success for both the cast and crew.”
The stage crew members understand that it’s their often hidden work that helps make the show a success and allows the actors to sparkle and the audience to have an enjoyable experience.
“Everything went great,” Mr. Tropeano said. “The training really paid off. We put in a lot of hard work. The end result made everything worth it.”
Drama club and stage crew members will speed the next few weeks relaxing before their attention turns to the spring musical. The name of the show is expected to be announced soon.