Anna Hits The Stage

Today is the technical cue to cue rehearsal for Anna In The Tropics. It’s the first time the actors have worked on the set.

Start of cue to cue rehearsal for Anna In The Tropics, July 29, 2012.

At the start of the cue to cue rehearsal for Burien Little Theatre and Latino Theatre Projects production of Anna In The Tropics, director Roy Arauz explains his goals to the cast., July 29, 2012. Photo by Craig Orsinger for Burien Little Theatre.

It’s also the first time that the sound and light cues have been tried. Director Roy Arauz, lighting designer Steve Cooper, sound designer John Epperson, and stage manager Alan Parsons, along with people working on the stage crew, have to figure out all the cues. This means not only whether say, the lights are too dark or the sound too loud, but when they should occur in relation to what the actors are doing. The actors, in turn, have to get used to the lights changing and the sounds happening as they’re performing. That’s why they do several tech rehearsals and a dress rehearsal before the run of a show.

Actors perform a scene during the cue to cue rehearsal for Anna In The Tropics, July 29, 2012

Actors Eloisa Cardona (Ofelia) and Jason Pead (Cheche’) perform a scene during the cue to cue rehearsal for Anna In The Tropics, July 29, 2012. Photo by Craig Orsinger for Burien Little Theatre.

With most of the painting done, the set is starting to look like an old factory building, which is where the main setting of the play will occur.

Now that the sound equipment is set up and the spare lighting equipment has been stowed, my part in the production is just about done. It’s time to sit back and watch the show.

UPDATE (July 31): I’ve replaced the original photo with an enhanced one that’s easier to see.

About craig

I've been involved in BLT productions in one way or another since 1981. Over the years, I've done just about every job here except directing and costume design. These days, I mostly function as the theatre handyman.
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