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Meredith Bryan, Crown Staff

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When watching a theater production, it is easy to see how hard the actors and actresses worked to memorize lines, get into character, and deliver their lines, but to truly see how much work goes into a show, you have to look behind the scenes. A good performance requires stage crew, directors, set designers, lighting and sound specialists, and more. All of these specialties come together backstage, and this is where you can find Morgan Litterer: the head of the stage crew and a set designer. Senorita DeWispelaere, supervisor/director of this year’s musical, The Pajama Game, describes Morgan as, “extremely positive and friendly. She helped out with the production tremendously.”

There is a lot to learn in terms of putting together a good theater production. Constructing and moving around scenery, hanging and focusing of lighting, design of costumes, makeup, props, stage management, and recording and mixing of sound are just a few things besides acting that goes on behind the scenes. Morgan credits her ability to be the lead of the running crew, which supervise and operate all of the various technical aspects of the production during a performance, to her experiences with the musicals freshman and sophomore year. “At first it was kind of a shock to see how much work is required behind the scenes.”

She says she loved being involved in all of the musicals, but if she had to choose, this year’s production of The Pajama Game would be her favorite of all, “It was such a good production, and I liked to be the head of the running crew and be in charge. It was also fun to teach others how to put everything together for the show.”

Marian’s theater program not only produces great and entertaining shows, but they also build lifelong friendships, for Morgan, “The re are too many good memories from musical to choose a favorite. I am so grateful to have gotten to spend time with friends. We have so many inside jokes from practices and shows.”

    Throughout her four years here, Morgan has left nothing but a positive impact on the theater program and the entire school of Marian. Morgan will be attending Franciscan University.

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Meredith Bryan, Crown Staff

I'm Meredith and I'm a senior at Marian Central! I play softball and also work at a pet store. This is my first year in Publications.

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