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Registration for the Rock of Ages Stage Crew is nearly full!
Please EMAIL US to inquire about joining the team.

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Info Meeting: January 29 at 7pm - SIGN UP!
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Crew Meetings Start on March 7!

Open to 6th-8th Graders! Limited Space!

Fee: $300 | Scholarships Available



First Meeting / Viewing Party: Thursday, March 7, 3:30pm-5:45pm

Theater Trip: Footloose at New Trier HS, Friday, March 8 at 5pm 

Rehearsals: March 11-21 (Mon, Wed & Thurs, 3:30pm-5:45pm)

Extended Rehearsals: April 1, 3 & 4, 3:30pm-6:15pm

Costume Parade: April 6, 10am-2pm (Costume Assistants only)   

Final Run Thrus: April 8-10, 3:30pm-6:30pm

Tech Rehearsals: April 13, 10am-1:00pm & April 14, 12pm-5:30pm

Dress Rehearsals: April 15-17, 3:30pm-8pm (Food Will Be Provided) 

Performances*: April 18 & 19 at 7pm (Crew Call at 6:30pm), April 20 at 3pm (Crew Call at 2:30pm), and April 21 at 1pm (Crew at 12:30pm)

*IMPORTANT: Crew will be required to assist with post-show cleaning and resets so pick-up time will be 30 minutes after the show is over.

Strike, Set Carry-Down: Monday, April 22, 3:30pm-6pm

Costumes & Clean-Up:   Tuesday, April 23, 3:30pm-8pm

Must be available for ALL PERFORMANCES!


The Stage Crew is a vital part of putting on the GJHP Musical! Rock of Ages crew members will be responsible for behind-the-scenes elements like running lights & sound, managing props, operating the curtain, helping with costumes, and changing set pieces during the show!

The crew program is led by Dawn Kusinski and is open to Glencoe 6th-8th graders only.


Pre-registration for Info Meeting Attendees and Crew List Members will open on February 1, 2024 at Noon.  General registration will open on February 5, 2024 at Noon.  Space is very limited! If you would like to request a scholarship, please email

Crew Members are asked to attend all regular rehearsals, March 7 – 21, 2024.  This is when crew assignments will be determined.  Attendance is MANDATORY for all Crew Members for all Tech/Dress rehearsals and all Performances, April 13 – 21, 2024.  This is important for the consistency of the show and the safety of everyone involved.  Please see the schedule of dates above.

Academic & School Attendance Policy: Per Central School policy, to be eligible to participate in Rock of Ages: Teen Edition (attend auditions, rehearsals, performances, or other program-related activities) students must be passing all classes with a C or better, attend a full day of school (8:20am-3:24pm) and participate in all classes. Special cases are subject to individual review.

If you have additional questions about the program, please email Associate Director and Crew Manager Dawn Kusinski at If you are interested in serving as a Parent Producer, email Barrie at


All crew members are responsible for all crew responsibilities getting completed.  We are one team!


STAGEHAND: The stagehands’ main responsibility is performing set moves and helping with props.  There will be several stagehands on both Stage Left and Stage Right during all performances.  The best stagehands keep the show moving seamlessly and effortlessly.


FLY PERSON: If the show has scenery pieces that fly in and out, one person will be designated for this job.  They will be specially trained and supervised by a production assistant during performances.


CURTAIN: This person stands on Stage Left and opens and closes the curtain when cued by the stage manager.  They literally open and close the show!


LIGHT BOARD OPERATOR: The lightboard operator sits in the Balcony and hits a button to make the lighting cues change.  They need to watch the show and the script and the music very carefully and change the lights in time with the music and other moments. 


SPOTLIGHT OPERATOR: There are two spotlight operators, who both stand in the Balcony and aim the spotlights during special moments of the show.  Being a good spotlight operator means highlighting the right performer at the right time, with perfect aim, and following along with them as they move and dance.  It’s a lot harder than it looks! 


SOUND BOARD OPERATOR: The sound board operator(s) are responsible for the cast’s microphones, and making sure that everyone’s speaking and singing can be heard clearly.  They will learn how to mix microphones on a sound board and will run the sound check before every show.  Along with parent volunteers, they will also be responsible for making sure each cast member gets the correct microphone, and that it gets returned to the sound board every night to recharge.


COSTUME ASSISTANT: There will be several people assisting our Costumer Designer in getting all wardrobe needs ready for performance and helping with costume changes during the show.  They will also be helping make sure the dressing rooms and costumes are ready for show time each day.


Depending on how many people are interested in each position, there may be some rotation of jobs, but the final Crew Member assignment is up to Samara Harand and Dawn Kusinski.

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