By Kyle Peveto, Arts Editor
Behind the scenes of Sing Song, many are working, often around the clock, to produce this year’s performance.
The set, a very simple design compared to designs in years past, conveys the theme that runs throughout the production.
“It’s mostly about joy in the simple,” said Kelly Sunderland, assistant technical director and senior biochemistry major from Fort Worth.
Long, white silk curtains hang from the metal assemblage surrounding the top and sides of the set and will be used throughout the show in different positions. The white curtains will be used as a screen for projections and will also serve as a decoration . Other than the white panels, a fiber optic lighted curtain, which has been used in past performances, will be dropped during one act.
This year’s set was designed by Technical Director David Utley, who is a theatre teacher at Abilene High School.
Because of an ACU basketball game scheduled for Saturday, many of those involved in Sing Song spent late Saturday night and Sunday setting up the stage in time for the hosts and hostesses to practice for the week, said Chrissy White, downstage manager for the show and junior management major from Round Rock.
Lighting and sound will be controlled by the same company that operated it in 2002, Sound Services LLC/ Light Services, which is based in Little Rock, Ark. Lighting for the show was designed by Monte Taylor.
“The guys are really willing to work with students and teach them [the lighting],” Sunderland said.
After the final performance Saturday night, the crew will begin breaking down the set that has stood for a week to set up the stage for the 85th annual Bible Lectureship that begins Sunday.