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Anacortes Senior College

Anacortes Community Theatre - Behind the Curtain

with Billy Hendrix

$30

In this informative class, we will walk you through all of the steps necessary to get a quality show on the boards at ACT. With a cast of the very best at Anacortes Community Theatre, we will demonstrate through one production, all of the work (and play) that happens before the curtain rises, including:

  How a play is chosen and each season is designed

  What happens before auditions take place

  How auditions work and how one might prepare

  The magic of set design, building and painting

  The technical aspects of lighting and sound

  Costuming, hair and makeup

  How Stage Managers keep things moving smoothly

  How directors get the most from their actors to create their vision

  Actor’s secrets on memorizing lines, character development, flubs and recoveries

  The business end with a discussion of budgets, ticket sales and royalties

  Volunteer management and opportunities

Those at ACT take the community in community theatre seriously. You might be surprised how many people are involved in a single production. By the end of this class, you will find that each of the theatre’s fine productions are not just magic, but hard work by a group of dedicated volunteers that have fun while doing it.

Instructor: Billy Hendrix - Theatre Manager, Anacortes Community

Theatre Billy has a 27 year association with the Anacortes Community Theatre. He has acted in and directed numerous productions. Most recently, he directed Silent Sky. Last Christmas he directed Noel Noir, which he co-wrote with Bruce Rolfe. He has also directed Annie, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Of Mice and Men, Proof and To Kill a Mockingbird. Billy enjoys designing and building sets. He likes the challenge of designing workable sets for our small stage. Some of his favorites include The Drowsy Chaperon, Cinderella and Noel Noir. Billy lives in Anacortes with his partner Sally who has also been his stage manager. Other family members are also involved with theatre. His sisters Judy and Mary Ann at ACT and his twin brother Bob and his wife who are with the Whidbey Playhouse.

  • Oct 15 - Nov 19th, 2019
    Tue for 6 weeks from 4:00 - 6:00 pm




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