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Crew Spotlight: Noah King and Emilia Michaud

Byline goes to Josie Blunkosky

Fredericksburg, Virginia--Excitement is over the roof for STEP VA’s spring musical, Seussical Jr. It will be performed on April 13 and 14 at Courtland High School.

Noah King and Emilia Michaud are two crew members we're highlighting today. They are both veterans of previous STEP VA productions including “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.” Noah and Emilia chose to do tech crew work for this production, a change from being performers last year. 

King explained that he wished to do tech crew this year.

“I kind of like the singing and the dancing just the same. I haven’t been to any rehearsals recently, so I don’t know how the [cast] are handling the music, but I bet they’re doing pretty well. I love Mrs. Ellen’s choreography for the different dances,” he said.

Michaud explained her departure from the spotlight this year saying “I've decided I'm not going to be in the cast this year because I don't think this play is my type. So I'm going to be in the tech room, learning about the lighting and sound systems, costume pieces, and a couple other stuff.”

Having been involved from the very first STEP VA musical, Michaud is learning how things work backstage. “My favorite part would have to be photography for right now, because the cameras that they use are a lot different than the ones I use, and they can do a lot more than I thought,” she said.

When asked what people should know about her, Michaud declared, “Well, I think they should know I'm very kind and trustworthy. You can trust me.”

King, who has also been involved with STEP VA musicals since the very beginning, reflected on the Seussical Jr. Production, saying, “I really like how all of these stories are coming together in the way they are. I really like how upbeat the music is in this show. Out of all of the songs I’ve heard so far, I like “Oh the Thinks You Can Think” the most. I like how it provides some exposition for Dr. Seuss’s use of rhyming in his books without explaining it to death.” 

Overall, King is excited for the show: “I am glad we are using Courtland again and I hope we don’t lose the space for a long time.”

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STEP VA, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides sensory-based theater and arts programs for individuals with disabilities. Its vision is to transform the world by offering each individual the opportunity to flourish in the community.



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