Setting the stage for summer stock

Kyle Bell, as Seymour Krelborn, along with Emily Funkey
(left) and Jensyn Rudolph, sing about Seymour's famous
plant, the Audrey II, as they rehearse a scene from "Little
Shop of Horrors" at Scott Studio Theatre Wednesday

Hastings College student Johnny Johnson has dreamed of working in a theater building sets, rounding up costumes and learning lines all day long.

That dream became a reality this summer with the creation of the first Summerstage Season at Hastings College.

"I've never worked in a theater besides in school or community shows," Johnson said. "I just wanted to be a part of the entire process."

The Summerstage Season is a one-production summer program that gives college students the chance to experience all the aspects of putting on a theatrical production — from set building to advertising. Students also get the chance to interact with both community and high school thespians who also are involved in the production.

To read more, see Friday's Hastings Tribune or the Tribune e-edition.>>>

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