SAC heads ‘West’
By Brian Hagberg, photo essay, 50th Space Wing Public Affairs
/ Published April 05, 2017
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. --
The Schriever School Age Care program teamed with a pair of Missoula Children’s Theatre producer-actors to produce “The Wiz of the West” March 27-31. More than 15 SAC youth spent the week auditioning for parts, learning lines and rehearsing before putting on two full productions Friday afternoon.
The group spent two hours Monday morning auditioning. MCT’s Jordan Brooks and Molly Malady were looking for personality and expressiveness more than specific roles. Additionally, SAC’s Christa Davis and Cade Peters were chosen as assistant directors for the production.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday were dedicated to rehearsal. Youth spent two hours each morning and another two hours each afternoon learning stage direction, practicing lines and set building. The work and time required during rehearsal gave youth a glimpse into what it takes to put on a professional production.
Costume and makeup
Just before the first curtain, each actor donned their costume and applied makeup. Brooks and Malady gave a brief tutorial about how theatre makeup aids character enhancement.
With everything prepared, it was time to “raise the curtain.”