Crew prepares for spring musical


Grace Krumplitsch

Freshman Alia Mogannam uses a saw to construct a piece of the set. The crew spends about 10 hours a week working on the show.

Grace Krumplitsch, Reporter

WEB EXCLUSIVE As actors rehearse for the spring musical, Love’s Labour’s Lost, crew members actively work backstage to sew costumes, build sets, and make props.

“My job is to find and make all of the costumes in the show,” costume designer Sarah El Qadah said. “I add my own personal touch to each piece to make them fit for the stage.”

El Qadah works with senior stage manager Isabella Bermejo to search for costumes from previous productions in the storage unit and buy new outfits for the different characters in each scene.

“The set is coming together smoothly and on schedule,” prop manager Audrey Scott said. “I’m looking forward to seeing it all come together on stage.”

The crew spends four days a week behind the scenes working with various power tools to construct the set.

“I’ve been using the power saw to make different things needed for the set,” freshman Alia Mogannam said. “We’re going to be making a swing that I’m really curious about.”

Love’s Labour’s Lost takes place on a lakeside campground and consists of sets such as a cantina, a tire swing, and a dock that stretches to the first row of the audience.

“My favorite part of the crew is seeing how far we’ve come, and how the stage comes to life after we put it all together,” El Qadah said.

The show opens March 21 at 7 p.m. and runs through March 23 in Syufy Theatre. Tickets are available online or at the door for $10.