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The 2019 Cappie Award Winner for Best Musical for The Drowsy Chaperone

The 2019 Cappie Award Winner for Best Set for The Drowsy Chaperone

Under the direction of Lauren Schene ‘10, Spalding Theatre’s community of dedicated faculty, student performers, student tech crew members, and faculty and student musicians come together each school year to produce one fall play and one spring musical.  

Any student may audition for the fall play and spring musical and, if selected to be in the cast, rehearse and work hard in the weeks and months leading up to the performance.  Students may also be selected to be part of the orchestra for the spring musical, however, those students are chosen at the discretion of the band director, Mr. Sturgis. 

Students who are interested in the technical side of theatre can apply for a position on tech crew.  We have many departments available which include:

  • Lights > Members of the light crew work with our lighting system to design the lights for the show, operate the light board, and operate spotlights.  The lighting crew works under the direction of Ms. Schene and Mr. Hutcheson. 
  • Sound > Members of the sound crew work with our sound system and help with microphones.  Those chosen to work the sound booth will assist with ensuring all of the mics are working properly and are not too loud or soft.  Those chosen to work with the microphones will work on setting them up and making sure they are properly secured to the actor and removed from the actor after each performance.  The sound crew works under the direction of Ms. Schene and Mr. Hutcheson. 
  • Stage > The stage crew works on moving the set pieces on the stage during each show.  Before each show, they will spike (mark with tape) where each set piece goes to ensure smooth transitions of the set pieces during each show.  The stage crew may also be asked to operate the curtain, fox machines or assist with any special effects during the show.  The stage crew works under the direction of Ms. Schene
  • Costumes > The costume crew works to create the costumes for each show, whether that is creating them from scratch or using costume pieces that we already have.  The costume crew works under the direction of Ms. Schene and Mrs. Smith.
  • Props > The props crew works to acquire or create props needed for each show.  The props team can look for props that we already have, or create or acquire new ones. The props crew works under the direction of Ms. Schene. 
  • Set Construction > The Set Construction team works to design and build the set pieces for each show.  All students who wish to help with set construction must have proper safety equipment.  The set construction team works under the direction of Ms. Schene, Mrs. Datz, and any parent volunteers. 
  • Student Producer > The Student Producer is the director’s right hand and helps with all aspects of the production, including assisting the director during rehearsals, creating promotional materials for each show and communicating all necessary information to the cast and crew.
  • Student Technical Director > The Student Technical Director is responsible for organizing and leading our Set Construction team and ensuring that the set for each show is built in a timely manner. The Student Technical Director works under the direction of Ms. Schene and Ms. Datz. 
  • Hair and Makeup > The hair and makeup crew work to assist with hair and makeup design specific to the show and apply it to the actors who request it.  The hair and makeup team work under the direction of Ms. Schene.
  • House > The house crew works to assist with ticket collection, ushering, and ensuring the audience has a wonderful experience at Spalding Theatre.  The house crew works under the direction of Ms. Schene and the Parent Producer. 

Students who are interested in auditioning for Spalding Theatre or participating in Tech Crew should email Ms. Schene (schenel@spaldinghs.org) to be added to the Spalding Theatre PowerSchool page where they will be able to see all information pertaining to auditions and Tech Crew applications.

PAST PRODUCTIONS INCLUDE:

  • Much Ado About Nothing (2015)
  • Shrek the Musical (2016)
  • Rehearsal For Murder (2016)
  • Pippin (2017) 
  • White Christmas (2017)
  • Cinderella (2018)
  • Shakespeare In Hollywood (2018)
  • The Drowsy Chaperone (2019) - Cappie Award Winner for Best Musical and Best Set
  • The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (2019)
  • The Little Mermaid (2021)
  • The Addams Family (2022)

Theatre Staff

Theatre Staff

List of 1 members.

  • Ms. Lauren Schene 

One in Christ

Archbishop Spalding High School

8080 New Cut Road
Severn, MD 21144
410-969-9105
contact@spaldinghs.org