Day in the life: Musical Edition

Bailie Shultz, Staff Writer

Coming this April is the spring musical, Fiddler on the Roof. Here is a sneak peak on the everyday activities of an actor and stage manager. Keep reading to find out what they did on March 9.

Actor: Nick Cacchoine

Schedule: 2:30: Snack time
2:45: Warmup / Shake out
3:00: Practicing Dream Scene
3:30- 5:30: Making corrections

About the character, Fyedka:
Fyedka is a character in the musical Fiddler on the Roof, set in Russia in 1905. He is the young Christian man who lives in Anatevka, a village divided between Jewish and Christian inhabitants.

Q: What is your favorite part of the being in the musical?
A: “During this play my goal is to build relationships with my fellow actors and meet people I never knew. Also when we are all done with the play seeing the whole thing come together is amazing.”
Q: What is your goal for this musical?
A: “My goal is to connect with my character Fyedka. He is Russian and he has to choose between his roots or go with his morals.”
Q: What is your favorite part of play practice?
A: My favorite part is at the very beginning of play practice where we do kind of a shake out or warmup thing.

 

Stage Manager: Julia Spain

Schedule: 2:30: Snack time
2:45: Warmup / Shake out
3:00: Getting things ready for Dream Scene
3:30-5:30: Making corrections/ in charge of music

About being a Stage Manager:
For the title of stage manager you are mainly in charge of where and when the props are needed on stage. You need to know when as well as how the props make their way to and from the stage.

Q: What is your favorite part of the being in the musical?
A: “At the very end of all of the play practices when every thing finally comes together is my favorite part of being in the musical. Sometimes it is really hard to see the individual scenes and try to make sense of the play. But during the very end you see the whole musical come together.”
Q: What is your goal for this musical?
A: “During this musical there are a lot of new people. I really want them be involved in the production of the musical. I want them to find where they belong and find a home in our theater production community.”