OSWEGO, NY – When the audience watches the Oswego High School production of Ã¢â‚¬Å“Crazy for YouÃ¢â‚¬Â they will delight at the acting and singing, but what wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be considered by many theatre goers are those behind the scenes.
The music of George Gershwin and lyrics of Ira Gershwin highlight this yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s production which will be held at the Oswego High School Ralph Faust Theatre of the Performing Arts on Feb. 5-6 at 7:30 p.m.
Lighting and Scenic Design Director Stephen Braun said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“We have had tremendous support from students, staff, parents and community volunteers.Ã¢â‚¬Â
For months Stage Director Eve Phillips and Music Director Veronica Shaver have been working diligently with a dedicated cast to get the lines and songs ready.
Another major portion of the show is the dancing.
This is one of the most demanding shows in recent years and dance fills the stage.
Veteran choreographer Laurel Artz has had the feet dancing since November in preparation for this two-performance show.
Sound design has been created by T.J. Bandla while Bethanie Wright is the stage manager.
The assistant stage managers for this yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s show are Alex Wetter, Kiersten Neacosia and Emily McCabe while Taylor Braun is the deck manager.
Handling the properties are Roxanne Scoville, Terilyn Pospesel, Keegan Taylor, Kennen McBrearty and Nikki Snow.
Tyler Vosseller is the master carpenter.
The Ã¢â‚¬Å“Run Crew StaffÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ includes Bandla as the sound operator and Monica George as the curtain-fly operator. Patricia Talamo is also a sound operator.
Many thanks goes out to the construction crew that included Doug Buske, David Spicer, Mike Shaver, Erik Heath, Matt Magrisi and Mark Suchnicki as well as members of the Oswego High School Theatre Student Technical Crew and members of the Supporters and Patrons of the OHS Theatre.
Once again the annual musical is one of the highlights of the year and to be sure to have tickets for the show advanced reservations are being taken.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens and $7 for students (K-12).
Reservations can be made by calling 342-2432 and leaving a message as you will be asked to leave your name (spell clearly), phone number, the day of the show you want to attend and the number and type of tickets you need.
All unpaid reserved tickets must be picked up at the Oswego High School Theatre box office from Feb. 1-4.