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The Little Things III

The general prompt for this post was to track your characters journey throughout the show – I decided to parallel this prompt and track the journey of a prop from merely a brief mention in the script to an actual physical object on stage. Tateh’s silhouette display stand spends approximately 8 minutes on stage, which […]

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The Magic of Ragtime

Before today, I had never actually seen the entire show straight through. Of course, I had been to tech rehearsal, and have been backstage for the shows, but these occasions did not allow me to just sit and enjoy the show without worrying about whether or not everyone had their props or if everything was […]

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Creating Something Out Of Nothing

Working on props for this show really taught me how to think on my feet and be creative. Part of the goal for the show was to make everything seem as authentic as possible, from the car to the newspapers, to the suitcases. A lot of these things can’t be bought anymore, because they have […]

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From the Background Up…

When seeking out a role in theater production this semester, I wasn’t quite sure what I was getting into. I knew I wanted to be involved with a show in some capacity before graduating, and I jumped at the chance to be a part of Ragtime. I probably confused Torry to an extend when I […]

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Look What You’ve Done

My, my, look what this cast and crew have done. I am so incredibly proud to be a part of this show. Everything has come together so beautifully, so perfectly, and I want to shout to the world that this is a show everyone needs to, and should want to, see. My realization of how much […]

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Ragtime

Watching the show come together has been so amazing. I reflected last time on the amazing talent Ragtime has in both the cast and the technical crew. Everyone is so dedicated and hardworking, they’ve really made something special. I’d really like to talk about the tech crew now though. Listening over the headset, I never […]

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Being in Love with 40+ People

Like two or three of the other folks involved in Ragtime, I also find myself coming full circle in the final semester of my senior year. My very first show at Duke was Sweeney, which I joined abruptly after two months of telling myself I wasn’t going to do musical theater at Duke. Aaaaand guess […]

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Limitless– together, let’s take flight and journey on

Stepping into the last opening night of my visible theatre career, the full extent of what’s dancing around in my mind and heart is inexpressible. I never imagined what this day would be like—because I didn’t want it to happen. Being involved in Ragtime has been a whirlwind experience: from working with my favourite professionals […]

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View from the tech table

In our first rehearsal, we spent a full three hours blocking the opening number of the show. Last night, in just under 2.5 hours, we completed the show in full, and it was beautiful. On those pages when I only have one light or sound cue to call, I get to look up and really […]

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A View From the Shadows – Part Two

Hello All, As the lighting assistant for Ragtime I am the board op during the show. Our final rehearsal is done, the show looks gorgeous thanks to our Light Designer, Chuck Catotti, the anticipation rises for opening night. Even as merely a board op, the next 24 hours will be nerve racking, possible disasters trawling […]