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QMS Drama

Legally Blonde, Jr.

Summary of Available Crew Positions


Assistant Stage Managers: Two 7thgrade students

ASM’s work closely with the Stage Managers during the rehearsal process in one of two areas: either working backstage to coordinate set changes and other facets of the production, or working in the back of house, learning how to call, cue, and run the show. Both positions require dedication, focus and hard work, and are picked by Mr. McCrossan and Mrs. Strunin by interview only. Oftentimes, ASM’s become Stage Managers in their 8th grade years.


Head Light Design/Light Software Operator(s): Open to 7thand 8thgrade students only

Working closely with our lighting mentors and Mrs. Strunin, the head designers/operators will learn how to manipulate and use the lighting program on our MacBook, will help hang rented lights the week before the show, and will design, set and run all light cues during all tech rehearsals and performances. This is a big job- focus and ability to work under pressure are a must!


Spot Light Operators: Open to students in any grade

Spotlight operators work with the light design team during rehearsals and then operate the spotlights during tech rehearsals and performances. A steady hand is appreciated with this job!


Sound Intern: Open to students in any grade

The Sound Intern will work closely with our professional Sound Designer to learn about the process of “MIC’ing” for a production, troubleshooting microphone and/or speaker issues, and running any sound effects/music effects through QLab.


Fly Operators: Open to 7thand 8thgrade students only

Fly Operators are in charge and responsible for the safe, timely, and correct flying of any set pieces/backdrops that may be attached to a rail. The fly operators will train extensively with Mr. McCrossan and our stage managers to ensure the safety of our set pieces, actors and other crew members. Fly Operators will also act as stage crew when needed.


Stage Crew: Open to students in any grade

Stage crew members work backstage to make sure that set pieces, props, and actors are where they need to be any time throughout the production. Stage crew members may be on stage at some point, moving set pieces to their proper spikes, and ensuring the safety of all.


Costume Coordinator: Open to 7thand 8thgrade students only

The costume coordinator will work closely with Mr. McCrossan, Mrs. Strunin, and any volunteer parents who will be working with costumes. Our costumes are generally rented and/or provided by outside sources, so the costume coordinator will be in charge of assigning, labeling, keeping track of, storing, and organizing all costumes during tech rehearsals and runs of the show. We will also have a week of rehearsals dedicated to costume issues. During that week, the costume coordinator will make sure everyone has the proper costumes. The costume coordinator is also in charge of clean up in the cafeteria after tech rehearsals and performances.


Costume Crew: Open to students in any grade

Students on the costume crew will work with the costume coordinator to assign, label, store, and organize all costumes and costume pieces. Because we use the cafeteria as our “backstage,” the costume crew is also responsible for cleaning and packing up the cafeteria after all rehearsals and productions.


Props Coordinator: Open to students in the 7thor 8thgrade

The Props Coordinator is in charge of any and all props that the actors will use in the show. In rehearsals, the Props Coordinator is also in charge of making a props list, letting Mr. McCrossan or Mrs. Strunin know what props still need to be procured, labeling and storing all props, creating a props table backstage for shows, and occasionally building props from scratch.


Props Crew: Open to students in any grade

The props crew works with the Props Coordinator to make sure that all props are listed, labeled, and where they need to be at all times. During tech rehearsals and performances, Props Crew works backstage to make sure all props are where they need to be during the whole show. After rehearsals and tech rehearsals, Props Crew members take inventory of all props, and then make sure they are properly stored until they are needed again. Props crew will also assist the costume crew in cleaning up the cafeteria after tech rehearsals and performances.


Set Painting Crew: Open to students in any grade

Set Painting crew members will work with an adult advisor to create and paint set pieces for the production. Students on the set painting crew should have experience with painting and design, and students on the set painting crew can also opt to be on another crew as well if they wanted to be.