In Backstage Spy, an occasional Beehive feature, we ask cast members from various local theater productions to carry a camera backstage during a typical performance and give us a feel for what it’s like behind the scenes. For this installment we hooked up with Esau Mora, pictured at right, part of the costume crew for “The Drunken City,” which is heading into its final weekend at Fresno City College. Here’s his report:
A completely “candid” shot! (Jochebed Smith, Bridget Manders, Lena Agulian).
The DJ (Jordan Zalaha) plays that dubstep music.
The deliriously funny cast of “The Drunken City.”
Debating on something witty to break on. They settled for, “Day-Drunk on three!”
Giovanni Navarro “acting” normal.
Ben McNamara doing his best Jack Donaghy impression.
Bridget Manders wondering why I continue taking pictures versus helping her with her earrings.
Jochebed Smith receiving a last minute shot of blush to appear more drunk.
Bridget Manders afraid of looking too drunk; she was quickly reminded that “too drunk” for this show was not a problem.
A truly backstage shot of Jono Cota attempting to break both legs during his dance number.
Bridget Manders adjusting her sash and veil before having to walk back onstage and stumble around.
Our girls are encouraged to continuously touch up their lipstick (stain and or gloss): “There’s a lot of kissing in this show!”
PREVIOUSLY ON THE BEEHIVE:
Backstage spy: “Born Yesterday”
Backstage spy: “The Little Mermaid”
Backstage spy: “Phantom of the Opera”
Backstage spy: “Magic at the Memorial”
Backstage spy: “It’s a Wonderful Life”
Backstage spy: “Bye Bye Birdie”