Unsung Heroes #73

It’s a stretch to call the cast of Staples Players “unsung.” They’ve won tons of awards, and the hearts of every audience that’s seen any show.

Besides, you can’t call a troupe that puts on musicals “unsung.”

The Players’ fall mainstage — “Legally Blonde,” this week and next — will be one more smash in a 60-year history of successes. Ticket sales were so brisk, they’ve already added another performance. (Click here for available seats.)

But shows like this are true team efforts. Players could not do what they do without the help of their technical crew — sets, lighting, costumes — as well as pit musicians, publicity, and everyone else who makes a production go.

Plus parent volunteers.

And of course, directors David Roth and Kerry Long.

Some of the Staples Players cast and crew get plenty of praise. Others toil unnoticed backstage, in the wings, on the catwalks or elsewhere.

All are our Unsung — and Sung — Heroes of the Week.

Georgia Wright, Justin Dusenbury, Kelley Schutte and Tomaso Scotti could not do what they do in “Legally Blonde” without the help of hundreds of others. (Photo/Kerry Long)

(To nominate an Unsung Hero, email dwoog@optonline.net)

2 responses to “Unsung Heroes #73

  1. Year in, year out, it’s impressive what the student production team, its 13 technical crews, the pit orchestra and actors accomplish under the direction of Roth and Long and with the support of Staples high school teachers, talented outside instructors, including the choreographers, corporate circle sponsors and parent booster chairs and volunteers. Michele Wrubel has stayed on as the Producer long after her children have graduated — talk about commitment. It’s a community supported effort that everyone can enjoy.

    For those who haven’t seen a high school show yet, give it a shot; you’d be hard pressed to find better entertainment value out there.

  2. Sally Campbell Palmer.

    Totally agree!!