It takes a lot of people to get a show like A Little Night Music on the stage. At the Players Guild of Dearborn, those people are collectively know as “The Production Team.” The pieces that go together to make up a production team are as important, and maybe “more” important, than the actors. A theatre friend of mine used to say, “The play is the picture and everything else is the frame and a lousy frame can spoil a beautiful picture.” The production team is responsible for “everything else.”
You can get some idea of the number of people on Guild production teams by looking at the Past Shows pages on the website. All of the shows done at the Guild starting with the 2000-2001, our 73rd season, are there. Cast and Production Team are listed for each show. In addition, there are show pictures for many of the productions.
The Production Team for A Little Night Music includes the following individuals.
Producers, Frann Stempek of Taylor and Jeff Bartos of Dearborn Heights
Director, Harold Jurkiewicz of Dearborn
Music Director, Paul Abbott of Livonia
Assistant Directors, Bob Jones of Dearborn, Richard Bulleri of Dearborn, and Tom Sparrow of Allen Park
Scenic Designer, Jennifer Maiseloff of West Bloomfield
Stage, David Wood of Dearborn
Technical Directors, James Mayne of Dearborn and David Reynolds II of Oxford
Master Carpenter, Gordon Mosley of Allen Park
Lights and Sound, James Mayne, Chris Boudreau of Dearborn, and David Reynolds II
Hair and Make-up, Michael Bollman of Dearborn
Properties, Anna Dewey of Dearborn
Costumes, Patricia LaFramboise of Northville
Programs, Kori Bielaniec of Livonia
Hospitality, Tim Carney of Dearborn
Ushers, Shari and Mike Mayne of Redford
Ways and Means, Richard Moore of Dearborn
Tickets, Megan Lizbinski of Dearborn
Publicity, Sue Suchyta of Dearborn and Meredith Ferry of Allen Park
These key people will assemble crews from the all-volunteer Guild to complete the tasks necessary to get A Little Night Music up and running. Lurking about through it all will be John Sczomak, the current President of the Guild.
Future blog posts will focus on the efforts of the folks listed above. A weekend in the country is in the making.
Click here to visit the “Past Shows” page.