‘Willy Wonka’ and his lighting tech…

Published 10:37 am Friday, June 28, 2013

Sara Seagle

Sara Seagle

Having worked on stage or behind the scenes on every youth production since Annie (2004), Sara Seagle is no stranger to Tryon Little Theater’s world. Two of her favorite roles were as the aviator in “The Little Prince” in 2007, and more recently portraying Mrs. Mayor in last year’s production of “Seussical.” But for this year’s show “Willy Wonka”, she’ll be working on lighting design, which is great experience for her since she wants to study lighting design and technology in college.

Over the years she’s stage-managed for “Pippin,” worked sound for “Charlotte’s Web,” and has run crew on many shows, including TFAC’s Fall Educational Tours under the tutelage of Marianne Carruth and Jody McPherson.

Now a graduating senior looking to the future, she says she “got the bug when I was 6 during a drama class.” She is “very excited about ‘Willy Wonka,’ and I’m looking forward to learning from – and working with – Jenna, the director, and Jimm Brink on lighting.”

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“Willy Wonka” opens July 18, with performances at Tryon Fine Arts Center through July 21.

Box office opens at the TLT Workshop on July 8. Call 828-859-2466 for prices or more information, or visit www.tltinfo.org.