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.
(To nominate an Unsung Hero, email firstname.lastname@example.org)