Maggie Flynn (above right with student) has her work cut out for her.
Flynn, a Drama/English teacher at Steilacoom High School — is responsible for creating more than two dozen costumes for the Drama Club’s annual May musical.
“Exactly 30 costumes,” Lynn says, as she wields a slender, white tape measure and jots down essential numbers of student actors portraying teacups, saucers, salt and pepper shakers.
With show time slightly less than a month away, Flynn and her mother, Anne Flynn, are beginning their version of “Dueling Banjos” – using sewing machines. During the next two weeks, they’ll measure, cut, baste and assemble costumes to help create some of the stage magic for the play’s four-day run next month.
Maggie, a Central Washington University undergrad, is completing her student teaching at SHS this spring. Although she does a lot of sewing, making costumes is a “first” for her.
“Beauty and the Beast” will be presented at 6:30 p.m. on May 7-8, at 2:30 p.m. on May 9, and again at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 11 in the high school auditorium. Phone 983-2300 for more information about the play.