L-83 apprentices ‘steal the show’

Local 83 apprentices build a set for the Theater in the Park production of “Newsies.” Those working on the set are: bottom levels from l. to r., William Wilson, Apprenticeship Coordinator Tom Burgess, Tuilama Anani and Dominic Webel. Top levels from l. to r., Cristina Redbear, Andrew Record, Josh Jolliff, Steve Brown, Josh Jiles, Johnathon Rearrick and Saige with Theater in the Park. Not pictured: Kody Uhlich and Faigame Tupai.

APPRENTICES AT LOCAL 83 (Kansas City, Missouri) participated in an on-stage production without ever setting foot in the theater. Eleven apprentices fabricated the set for a Kansas Theater in the Park production of “Newsies.” The summer, outdoor community theater produces several shows every summer.

The structure, fabricated to have wheels and sections that separate, can be used for a variety of future productions. Theater officials have committed to sharing the set with high school and college theater departments when the need arises.  

The Local 83 apprentices working on the set are: lower levels from l. to r., William Wilson, Apprenticeship Coordinator Tom Burgess, Tuilama Anani and Dominic Webel. Top levels from l. to r., Cristina Redbear, Andrew Record, Josh Jolliff, Steve Brown, Josh Jiles, Johnathon Rearrick and Saige with Theater in the Park. Not pictured: Kody Uhlich and Faigame Tupai.