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Behind the curtain: Stage manager Melissa Wanke

Published Jan. 29, 2013

The easiest way, although not totally accurate, to describe what Melissa Wanke does as a stage manager is to say, "everything." When a door opens, she tells it when. She tells the actors when to enter. When the lights change, she tells the light guy. It has been said, and there is a lot of truth to it, that a stage manager is the single most important element in a production.


Behind the curtain: sound designer Josh Schmidt

Published Jan. 15, 2013

It could be the sound of a soft breeze whistling through a leafy glen or a rickety train chugging by an open hotel window. It could be the music that you hear when you watch someone cry or fight or die. Those sounds, and a million others, make up the world in which Josh Schmidt lives. The UWM grad is one of the country's top sound designers and a man who knows how to create the sounds that make a theater visit memorable.

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