Gretchen Gray, who is Co-Stage Manager and Assistant Properties Mistress, also refers to herself as crazy lady in this production. She was born in New Jersey but is living Southern NH now.
Why did Gretchen want to work on Les Misérables? “It is one of my favorites and a wonderful thing to be a part of both with the production team and as an Actorsinger. I was part of the play reading committee that proposed it for this season.”
Why does Gretchen work behind the scenes in theatre? “Oh gosh, a wonderful creative outlet and the joy of working with fun people who are from many different walks of life but share a passion for creating a really good show.”
Gretchen as worked on oodles of other shows both with Actorinsgers and with other groups, but never on stage, only backstage.
The most challenging part of working on this show for Gretchen was learning how to be a stage manager!
This is the fourth time that Gretchen has worked on a Les Misérables production. She states “I have a collection of props specifically for Les Mis and it was actually pretty easy to draw from them for this production, but it is always great to reimagine a scene and make it different from the last time working on it. Every production is different, same characters, but it can be presented differently.”
Gretchen’s earliest theatre memory “was going to see Hair in San Francisco with my mother in 1970. My father was so annoyed that she took me and I did not understand why until I was an adult and read the lyrics. It all went completely over my head at the time.”
When Gretchen is not working on Theatre productions she enjoys hanging out with the family at the lake!
Gretchen is thrilled to be working with an amazing group of talented people that we have been able to pull together both onstage and backstage. She says “This group is top notch! It has been a great ride! Enjoy the show!”