The Backstage Crew in a show helps the cast to manage many things behind the scenes in a production. The roles of the crew vary widely depending on each show. Check out the possibilities below:

  • stage crew – moving sets on and off stage, keeping cast members quiet and getting them to the right place at the right time
  • lights and sound crew – running the sound and lights equipment for the show
  • costume master/mistress – keeping track that all the costumes are in the right place
  • dressers – organizing the costumes, helping with quick costume changes
  • prop masters – keeping props organized

There’s a lot to do backstage in a show – which is why we need a crew!

Members of the backstage crew must also be responsible, principled, collaborative, problem solvers, who can work independently, but also be a part of a team. They need to be able to work backstage without getting distracted by the very large cast or distracting those around them. Crew members will also need to be available for every rehearsal following Chinese New Year. You can see the rehearsal schedule here.

To apply to be a part of the backstage crew, students are asked to fill out this form. In addition to this application students are asked to submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher (does not need to be current homeroom teacher) about if they fulfill the above attitude and attributes. The letter of recommendation can be sent to our Backstage Crew Managers Ms. Hudswell (stephaniehudswell@cdnis.edu.hk) or Mr. Mark (markhenry@cdnis.edu.hk)

Applications and letters are due by January 17. Backstage crew will be announced January 23. First rehearsal is February 4.

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Congratulations to Our Awesome Cast

by Ashley on December 2, 2019

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We are so proud of the hard work you did last week in auditions. We can’t wait to see our show take form!
Some students were coming into check in about a couple of casting choices we made. Here are some answers:
  • Did everyone get in? Yes! We believe that an inclusive show allows everyone to shine and learn from each other in different ways! As long as students have a positive approach to the production and a positive commitment to attending every rehearsal – they have a part in our show!
  • What exactly does my role do? We got you covered. Check out our Getting To Know the Characters page here.
A couple of details moving forward:
  1. Your script and your show pack will be ready to go on Monday December 9!
  2. To get access to these resources you need to print and return your signed cast member contract to LLAC 816 during lunch recess next week. Please take time with your parents to read each detail in the contract carefully before you sign it!
  3. You can find our rehearsal schedule here. Print out a copy and put it on the fridge or wherever you keep important family documents at home!
  4. Our only meeting before we have our December break is a full-cast read-through on December 13 in starting in the LLAC Lobby (we will likely have to move locations) from 2:40-4:00 (mains/minors stay till 5:00). This meeting serves two purposes:
  • make sure you know what to work on for your part during the break!
  • get our costume measurements

As always, if you have any questions, let us know!

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Let’s Try This Again: Audition Sign-ups Take 2

November 5, 2019

**If you signed up for Wizard of Oz Auditions on November 4 and received a confirmation email from us you DO NOT need to sign up again, we carried over everything that happened yesterday. If you received a clarification email from us, please answer it SOON as audition spaces are filling up quickly!** Please read […]

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Sign-Up for Auditions!

November 4, 2019

UPDATE 7:50PM – Yikes! Technical Difficulties! Something is wrong with our audition form and its making a topsy turvy mess out of your audition sign-ups. We’ve taken it offline so that we can sort out the problem and will put it back up tomorrow morning at 8:00am. Watch this space for a new link! If […]

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Download Your Audition Pack

October 27, 2019

It’s here, it’s here! The audition pack is here! The production team of Wizard of Oz has been hard at work preparing the materials for you to use in your audition. You can download that pack here. We can’t wait to see how you do! We will post the link to audition sign-ups on the […]

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DIY WOZ Workshop at Home!

September 23, 2019

We had such a great second WOZ Workshop last Friday with so many students. In this “Presenting on Stage” workshop we focused on making connections in our community, learning how actors label and use the space on stage, and thinking about how we use our body, voice and gestures so that an audience can understand […]

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A Great First WOZ Workshop and Some FAQs

September 16, 2019

We had a great first WOZ Workshop two weeks ago in the LLAC! We’re looking forward to another great session this Friday! For now, many students are asking questions regarding the workshops and the production that will happen in term two, so here are some answers for you: What is WOZ? “WOZ” is our nickname […]

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Happy Birthday Wizard of Oz!

August 26, 2019

Yesterday was the 80th anniversary of the MGM movie release of the “Wizard of Oz”! To celebrate google is doing some fun things with ruby slippers! To play 1. Google “the Wizard of Oz” 2. Click the Ruby Slippers 3. Click the tornado Also, check out these 25 fun facts about the movie!  

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Announcing Wizard of Oz!

June 9, 2019

We’re very excited to announce that the Lower School Musical for 2019-2020 will be Wizard of Oz!

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LS Musical 2019-2020

April 25, 2019

We’re excited to announce that we will have a LS Musical Production next year! Students in G3-G6 in 2019-2020 are welcome to audition to be a part of this event! We will announce what the production will be before the end of the school year. This space will serve as the communication hub for all […]

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