Do you like being on stage? Do you want to make friends and memories that’ll last a lifetime? If the answer to either of those questions is yes, than the BFTC, or Blue Falcon Theater Company, is for you! But wait, what if you don’t like being in the spotlight? Don’t worry, there are plenty of places for you backstage, such as being on the stage crew. However, in my personal opinion, being a “theater kid” is possibly the best thing you can do for yourself in your school career.
As an ensemble member in both last year’s spring musical and this year’s fall play, not only did I enjoy my experience, I learned a lot about what it takes to put on a great production. Some of the unsung heroes of a great production include the lighting and sound crew, the stage crew, the set designers, the prop creators, the costume designers, and certainly the ensemble. To quote Melissa Hallett, director of last year’s spring musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, she wrote in the program, “These students have to work the hardest because there isn’t anything written for them in the script. We truly had to make this stuff up! And in my opinion, they do a fabulous job.”