Set Build for I’ll Be Home for Christmas

This week we will start to see parts of the set showing up in the sanctuary at Cedar Park.  The set will consist of the following parts:

  • Curtain with banner above it.  This will be installed with rigging about 5 feet from the front across the entire main stage.  The rigging will be run to the closet behind the screen at stage left where it will be operated (raised and lowered) during the performances.  The curtain and banner are being sewn by Alexis Baldwin and is being installed by Barry Stainer.
  • Dance stage.  Consists of 12 4’x8′ platforms (for a total size of 24’x16′) 32″ high that are secured to each other and placed at the front of the stage.
  • Radio stage.  Consists of 2 4’x8′ platforms (for a total size of 8’x8′) 32″ high secured to each other and to the dance stage on the stage-right side behind the curtain line.
  • Orchestra stage.  Consists of 10 4’x8′ rough platforms (for a total size of 12′ deep and 24′ wide at the front and 32′ at the back) 32″ high.  These platforms are being built by Erich Britton from plywood and 2x4s.
  • Steps.  Consists of a section of choir risers on each side.
  • Family stage wall.  Consists of 3 4’x8′ flats (for a total size of 4’x24′) placed at the back of the teaching stage in front of the dance stage.  The wall is being built and painted by David Seekins.
  • Pipe and drape.  Strategically placed to allow cast members and backstage crew to be hidden when they are not on stage as well as to hide the support structure of the stages.  There will be pipe and drape erected in the following areas:
    • The stage-right corner of the radio stage.
    • The stage-right side of the stage behind the radio stage, in front of the steps.
    • The stage-left side of the stage in front of the steps.
    • The stage-right side on the floor from the far side of the front steps to the wall in front of the back steps.
    • The stage-left side on the floor from the far side of the organ pit to the wall in front of the steps.
    • Drapes around the stages.  If we can’t find the short pipe and drape, we will attach drape to the stages directly.

What do we need help with?

Glad you asked 😀.  Here are the areas we need help with:

  • Orchestra stage unloading, adding legs, installation
  • Dance/radio stage transport and setup
  • Wall setup
  • Steps setup
  • Set tear-down (2 times)
  • Re-set up entire set (Sunday 11/19)

We can use help at the following times:

  • Friday, 11/17, starting at 1:00 pm
    • Orchestra stage installation, including unloading platforms, adding legs, setting up on stage, and securing to each other.
    • Set up steps – transport 2 choir risers from drama storage, set up on each side of orchestra stage.
    • Paint orchestra stage – 2 people to paint it dark gray – this project can start after the orchestra stage has been installed about 4:00 pm
  • Saturday, 11/18, starting at 1:00 pm until rehearsal at 3:00 pm
    • Set up dance stage, radio stage, and wall
    • Set up pipe and drape
  • Saturday, 11/18, starting after rehearsal (about 6:15 pm)
    • Tear down entire set, store in Room 117 (down hall past the nursery)
  • Sunday, 11/19, starting after service (about 12:30-1:30 pm)
    • Move set from Room 117 and set up on stage
  • Sunday, 12/3, after final performance (about 8:30 pm)
    • Tear down the set
    • Take dance/radio stage platforms to drama storage
    • Take some (3?) orchestra stage platforms to drama storage
    • Dismantle and dispose of remaining orchestra stage platforms and the wall

Can you volunteer yourself or do you know people who could help?  Please let me know ASAP.


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