A Day with Violet by an SYC Veteran

PlayMakers Summer Youth Conservatory production of Violet. CREDIT:  Jon Gardiner Thomas Cassidy in Violet, photo by Jon Gardiner.

Thomas Cassidy appears in Violet as the fiery televangelist Preacher. Thomas was also in the acting companies for Guys & Dolls (SYC 2015) and Hairspray (SYC 2014), so he’s well acquainted with all the work that goes into putting on our Summer Youth Conservatory shows. Here he shares a series of photos, with personal captions, he took during rehearsal capturing a behind-the-scenes look at a “day in the life” during SYC.

IMG_3975 Company walks the space

IMG_3981 Company warms up

IMG_3985 Company freezes in place

IMG_3993 Presyce Baez sings a self-written piece for company work

IMG_3998 Assistant Stage Manager Lexi Ovenden dances while Presyce sings

IMG_4013 Getting ready for vocal warm-up “Jonathan Joe”

IMG_4015 Staging the Violet prologue

IMG_4019 Why are you taking pictures?

IMG_4022 More staging

IMG_4026 Messing around on break

IMG_4029 Getting ready to sing

IMG_4034 IMG_4036 Working “On My Way”

IMG_4038 Working “Raise Me Up”

IMG_4045 Singing for the Lord

IMG_4047 Fixing mistakes (for the Lord)

IMG_4081 “Fill the negative space”

IMG_4094 This is where the preacher stands…

IMG_4099 Violet confronts her father

IMG_4110 Staging the final scene

IMG_4115 Bring me to the Light

IMG_4117 Brought to the light

IMG_4122 After run notes

Violet is onstage through July 31. Don’t miss your chance to these amazing young artists at work!
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