PlayMakers Summer Youth Conservatory production of Violet. CREDIT:  Jon GardinerThomas 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_3975Company walks the space

IMG_3981Company warms up

IMG_3985Company freezes in place

IMG_3993Presyce Baez sings a self-written piece for company work

IMG_3998Assistant Stage Manager Lexi Ovenden dances while Presyce sings

IMG_4013Getting ready for vocal warm-up “Jonathan Joe”

IMG_4015Staging the Violet prologue

IMG_4019Why are you taking pictures?

IMG_4022More staging

IMG_4026Messing around on break

IMG_4029Getting ready to sing

IMG_4034IMG_4036Working “On My Way”

IMG_4038Working “Raise Me Up”

IMG_4045Singing for the Lord

IMG_4047Fixing mistakes (for the Lord)

IMG_4081“Fill the negative space”

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IMG_4094This is where the preacher stands…

IMG_4099Violet confronts her father

IMG_4110Staging the final scene

IMG_4115Bring me to the Light

IMG_4117Brought to the light

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IMG_4122After run notes


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