27
Sep
14

Meet Larry Grey and Amy Solo, Stage Manager & Assistant Stage Manager for BUG

Larry Grey (Stage Manager) is thankful to the producers and director for the opportunity to venture once more into life offstage, enjoying learning all aspects of theater. “Everything it takes to make the finished product come alive for theatergoers is an adventure to me. As an actor I learn a new appreciation for all the people behind the scenes, and everything that goes into the making of a quality production. So Thanks, to all the people helping along the way.” Larry was most recently seen onstage in Life with Father (ACCT) as Dr. Lloyd; Ragtime as JP Morgan, the Judge, and a variety of other characters, Funny Money as Detective Sargent Davenport, Hairspray in the role of Wilbur Turnblad, 1776, as Andrew McNair, multiple productions of A Christmas Carol as Bob Cratchit, Mr. Fezziwig, and the Ghost of Christmas Present, and Love, Sex, and the IRS (LTA); Parade as Hugh Dorsey, and Bye Bye Birdie as Harry MacAfee (SMP); Godspell (ZVP); Assassins (CHP). Larry was nominated for a WATCH award in Prop design for his work on Visit to a Small Planet (LTA); Co Stage Manager for Drawer Boy and ASM for Next Fall (PCP).

larry grey 300x300 Meet Larry Grey and Amy Solo, Stage Manager & Assistant Stage Manager for BUG

Larry Grey, Stage Manager in BUG


Come see Larry’s work with the cast and crew in Bug by Tracy Letts, Oct. 3-18, 8pm; Gunston Theatre One, 2700 S. Lang Street, Arlington. Buy Tickets Now!

What do you find most appealing about this show and your role in it?

I chose BUG because of it’s incredible depth as it delves into the minds of these broken people, but makes you wonder are we so different. Do we not all have the same need for connection and purpose as these poor misguided individuals?

How long have you been involved in theatre and what made you get into it?

I have been involved in theater for over 40 years now, and while my first love is musical theater, I have loved comedy and drama. This year I challenged myself to being more involved in the creative backstage process of bringing a show to the stage. As an actor it gives me a whole new respect for everything that goes on to make us, as actors, look good out there. The sounds, the lights, the sets, the cues, the directors vision..all of which we, as actors, are so dependent on. And understanding the process only in the long run makes be a better actor.

What do you want the audience to experience/take away from this show?

I want them to experience giving us their money, and I want them to walk away with the knowledge that they have given us their money!!!!




Amy Solo, your Assistant Stage Manager

amy solo 300x258 Meet Larry Grey and Amy Solo, Stage Manager & Assistant Stage Manager for BUG

Amy Solo, Assistant Stage Manager for BUG




Come see Amy’s work with the cast and crew in Bug by Tracy Letts, Oct. 3-18, 8pm; Gunston Theatre One, 2700 S. Lang Street, Arlington. Buy Tickets Now!

What do you want the audience to experience/take away from this show?

More than any time since the Vietnam War, our country is populated with the “walking wounded” – AND that old adage about “just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you” rings pretty true too…we all need to be a little bit gentler to each other – if only to take some pressure off the slow – antelope-vessel people like Agnes…

What advice would you give others who are interested in working in theatre?

My advice to others who are interested in working in theatre is…do it. You are never too old, too inexperienced – or too suburban. And this ol’gal should know! I am grateful to have been taken in from the rather large bulrushes basket on the Byers/Moretti/Parker doorstep!


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