The Clever Crew Behind The Scenes of Sherlock Holmes

After a very successful first night of Sherlock Holmes, the cast and crew prepare to make the last two shows even better.
After a very successful first night of Sherlock Holmes, the cast and crew prepare to make the last two shows even better.
Ella Wachtel

“Sherlock Holmes,” written by Tim Kelly, is making a return to FVHS this Friday and Saturday after an amazing performance on Thursday.

 The crew has been working on this play since the beginning of October, and their hard work has paid off. The crew does everything backstage. The prop team’s job is to hand out props to people and make sure they get all of them back. Grips move the sets, lighting, and sound. The costumes department is responsible for designing and distributing costumes to all the actors. The crew has built all of the sets for the play and has made or bought all the props used. The crew in the booth handles the lighting and sound, making sure everything looks and sounds perfect.

“The most important thing we have accomplished is both the creation of the scenes and us learning our roles during the play,” freshman Sawyer Bley stated.

While the entertainment is provided by the cast, there would be no show without the crew. The crew builds all the sets and controls all the mics along with the sound.

“I think a lot of the actors underestimate how much the crew does. I think without the crew we’d have no production. You’d just have the actors on a blank stage, we really are just as important as the actors. Maybe I’m biased, but if not maybe a little bit more important than the actors, just because we’re able to get everything technically set and actually make it enjoyable,” stage manager senior Vienna Ronan stated.

Last night, FVHS held its first showing of the play and the fans loved it. The cast did a fantastic job acting. They truly adopted their role and performed fantastically. The crew also did amazing in making the sets and props and moving them in and out of the stage flawlessly.

“I was so locked in, I thought the sets were real at one point. The crew did a fantastic job in making them,” junior Owen Hoye stated.

To celebrate the hard work and dedication of the cast and crew, make sure to buy your tickets and head over to the auditorium this Friday or Saturday at 7 p.m.

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