STAGE CREW

Stage Crew is the backbone of every play, musical, and dance production at New Trier, crew members build sets, paint scenery, operate the sound and lights for all performances, and have a great time. No previous experience is necessary. This is a terrific hands-on activity for anyone from a master builder to someone who barely knows how to turn on a light switch.

All student performers must successfully participate in a Crew Apprentice Program (CAP) production either before or within one calendar year after being cast in a production for the first time. Apprentice opportunities are available on a first come, first served basis. If a student does not complete a CAP within the appropriate time frame, they are not eligible to audition for subsequent productions. All students are welcome to be part of multiple stage crews but do not need to participate in the CAP program more than once in their four years at New Trier.

Crew sessions include building of the scenery, loading in the set, technical and dress rehearsals and striking the set and are scheduled Monday through Friday from 3:30 - 6:00 PM. and on Saturdays from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM or 1:30 - 4:30 PM. Technical and dress rehearsals end by 8:00 p.m. All CAP experiences average 30 sessions and include required build sessions in addition to an entire load-in and strike period for one production. In order to be assigned to a CAP experience, students must download a 2017 2018 Crew Information Packet  and a 2017-2018 Crew, Rehearsal and Production Calendar , as well as complete the sign-ups linked below. Please bring the completed stage crew packet to the Crew Kick-Off meeting.  

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2017-2018 PRODUCTIONS

Kinesis Dance Concert - Sign up HERE
Crew Kick-off: January 9 in A10 (Below Gaffney Auditorium) Winnetka Campus
Crew session: January 10 - 20 ( Every session required for CAP)
Technical and Dress Rehearsals: January 25 - February 7 ( Every session required for CAP)
Performances: February 8 - 10 ( Required for CAP)
Strike: February 10 until 6PM ( Required for CAP)
Contact: Dave Ferguson ( fergusod@nths.net )

Choir-Opera Musical ( Once Upon a Mattress ) - Sign up HERE
Crew Kick-off: January 9 in A10 (Below Gaffney Auditorium) Winnetka Campus
Build: January 10 - February 14 ( A minimum of 16 sessions completed prior to Feb. 14 for CAP)
Load-in: February 15 - 24 ( Required for CAP)
Technical and Dress Rehearsals: February 26 - March 7
Performances: March 8 - 11 ( Ushering required for CAP )
Strike: March 12 - 15 ( Required for CAP)
Contact: Anders Jacobson ( jacobsoa@nths.net

Freshmen Sophomore Play ( Shipwrecked! ) - Sign up HERE
Crew Kick-off: February 12 in A10 (Below Gaffney Auditorium) Winnetka Campus
Build: February 13 - 23
Load-in: February 24 - March 3
Technical and Dress Rehearsals: March 3 - 13
Performances: March 14 - 17
Strike: March 19 - 22
Contact: Dave Ferguson ( fergusod@nths.net )

Dance Theatre New Trier - Sign up HERE
Crew Kick-off: February 12 in A10 (Below Gaffney Auditorium) Winnetka Campus
Crew session: April 5 - April 20
Technical and Dress Rehearsals: April 21 - May 2
Performances: May 3 - 4
Strike: May 5
Contact: Denise Karczewski ( karczewd@nths.net )

Spring Play ( Rumors ) - Sign up HERE
Crew Kick-off: April 4 in A10 (Below Gaffney Auditorium) Winnetka Campus
Build: April 5 - 21 (A minimum of 16 sessions completed prior to April 23 for CAP)
Load-in: April 23 - 30 ( Required for CAP)
Technical and Dress Rehearsals: May 1 - 8
Performances: May 9 - 11 ( Required for CAP)
Strike: May 14 - 17
Contact: Dave Ferguson ( fergusod@nths.net )