Burlington High School Stage Crew

A student group at Burlington High School that is committed to 1) providing a professional technical crew for Burlington High School's Fogelberg Performing Arts Center, 2) cleaning and organizing the stage, its accompanying spaces, and its technical systems, and 3) ensuring knowledgeable students can assist teachers, faculty, and out of school groups in the use of the center's full capabilities.

Monday, April 12, 2010

The Structure of Stage Crew

Stage Crew has never before this year been an organized, recognized extracurricular activity like it is now. In order to keep Stage Crew alive and thriving in years to come and to ensure that Stage Crew can more ably accomplish its goals, the structure of the group is being re-organized.

Stage Crew is generally associated with the Spring Musical at BHS, but Stage Crew is now an official group that performs many duties outside of just the Spring Musical. The option to join Stage Crew (the group) or just the running crew for the musical is open to any student at BHS. Obviously joining the group is a larger commitment than just joining for the few weeks of the musical in the spring.

To make sure Stage Crew is able to perform its duties, a group of select students will be picked each year called the "Core Crew." The Core Crew consists of a Lighting Specialist, a Construction Specialist, a Sound Specialist, a Rigging Specialist, the Booth Chief, two Assistant Stage Managers (ASMs), and the Stage Manager. The Stage Manager is like the president of a club, with the Booth Chief and ASMs as his vice presidents. The specialists are like other officers.

The Stage Manager, Booth Chief and ASMs are also their own separate group within the Core Crew, called the Leadership Team. Their job is to lead the entire Stage Crew (not just the Core Crew) in its endeavors and to perform administrative duties for the group.

The Core Crew and Leadership Team are not elected; vacancies are filled with new members, chosen by the current/outgoing members of the Leadership Team at the end of each school year.

The Junior Assistant Stage Manager will be a junior or sophomore to be trained for a year and become Stage Manager the following year. The Senior ASM will be an experienced senior crewer to fully assist the Stage Manager.

Below are the currently filled positions of the Core Crew for next year, 2010-2011. Vacant positions will soon be chosen by the outgoing Leadership Team.

Stage Manager - Victoria Carrabino
Senior Assistant Stage Manager - Joseph Nosack
Junior Assistant Stage Manager - *
Booth Chief - Christopher LaRocque
Lighting Specialist - Jonathan DiRusso
Sound Specialist - Christopher LaRocque, Christopher Coe
Rigging Specialist - *
Construction Specialist - *

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