“SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN”
IN THE SPOTLIGHT SERIES
We are pleased to present Michelle Long IN THE SPOTLIGHT.
Michelle will be joining us as a stage crew member for SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN, along with her partner, Issac Mishkit. (Isaac has also done a lot of our cast photography for this production.)
Michelle is originally from Detroit, MI and currently lives in Manchester. She has always wanted to be on the stage but while in college she discovered she loves being behind the scenes even more. Her college professor/Mentor Michael encouraged her to pursue her love of theatre lighting and it led to her professional career as a Light Board Programmer in Boston.
Michelle chose to be a part of the crew for our show to work with Cheryl Stocks (stage manager) and Isaac. Isaac was in the show INTO THE WOODS and Cheryl was that show’s stage manager as well. She had also worked on this show at the North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly MA and is excited to “make it rain” again.
Michelle finds so many pieces of theatre to be interesting: the number of costumes and props, the number of hours creating the sets, lighting effects, new technology, and the months of preparing, designing, learning sometimes difficult music, etc..
After leaving her career in professional technical theatre, Michelle now works at FIRST where her job involves getting kids around the world inspired to pursue science and technology careers through afterschool robotics-based Teams and events.
Michelle states that “theater has been a part of my life since I was 10 years old and was in a Community Theater production of Peter Pan, and I haven't been able to let go since. The best part of working in community theatre is that it’s fun to have people from all walks of life in one place working together to do something they love.”
Enjoy SINGIN' IN THE RAIN May 12 - 14, 2017 ! Tickets available here !