Curious patrons often ask how does it all come together, with reference to all of the working parts of a production. Many hours and hard work are poured into every production at CRT. Our designers and their hardworking teams work hours on the costumes, sets, lighting and sound to make the experience one to remember. CRT hires Clackamas Community College theatre students as interns to work in both the scenic and costume shop. These students help to build the costumes and sets as well as, work backstage as crew members for the show. CRT was created so that students would have a place to work in professional theatre in Clackamas County.
David and Cyndy Smith-English founded the theatre in an effort to better serve the students in their area. They wanted to create a place when students would have a chance to work with professionals and gain skills to get hired at other theatres in the area. It has been successful and now as we are in the middle of our 13th season, we are continuing to provide professional theatre close to home.
Our musical this year is Irving Berlin’s “The Melody Lingers On” we have hired 5 Equity actors and an Equity stage manager. This provides another insight for students into the lives of working actors in a union. This talented cast will wow audiences with 46 of Irving Berlin’s favorites and even tap dance too!
The scenic crew and costume shop are working hard putting the finishing touches and audiences will have a chance to see it all beginning August 3 and running until August 27.
Pictured above from left to right: Colin Stewart and Ani Franz