Interested in the art of sound and stage?
Come join us! Take a backstage tour & see the play, Choir Boy, at the famous Portland Center Stage. Learn how the cast and crew prepare the sound & music, stage, and costumes – all to make an entertaining show. Meet actors, audio and visual artists, who help launch this music-led play, and learn about careers in theater production. The agenda: 5:00 pm backstage tour and dinner. 7:30-9:00 pm Choir Boy. For Students Ages 14-18 (MS & HS Students)
Background Info: Sponsored by Portland Center Stage. We will go backstage and see up-close how the sound and stage are set up for the play “Choir Boy”. This exhilarating story is about Pharus, a young, gay student leading the gospel choir at his elite, all-boys prep school. Can a rigid institution that prides itself on producing “strong, ethical black men” contain Pharus, who is a quiet rebel at his core? Or can Pharus inspire the very nature of the school to shift forever? Identity and community clash in this Tony-nominated hit. Filled with rousing music and soul-stirring dance, this play rejoices in all that it means to march to your own drum.