Behind the scenes of Miracle on 34th Street

Have you ever wondered what it’s like behind the scenes of a play? West Side Story takes you up on the catwalk and into the makeup room to see the whole process.

Kristina Rosebrook

By Kristina Rosebrook, West High School

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On Friday, Nov. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 1, Theatre West presented Miracle on 34th Street, a Christmas play that celebrates the childhood wonder of the holidays. The sets were well detailed and the play was well received. A WSS staffer went behind the scenes to see what the process is like getting ready for the play.

Sean Harken ’21, an actor in Miracle on 34th Street gets his makeup done by Laurel Kelley ’19 backstage.

Christina Carlson ’19 replaces a package that was too big with a thinner one.

This story was originally published on West Side Story on December 17, 2018.