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Backstage Hero - Stage managers do the work you don’t know needs to be done

By Lara Hightower

This article was published July 12, 2018 at 1:00 a.m.

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NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE Shannon Jones, stage manager for TheatreSquared, operates the sound and lighting boards May 24 during a performance of The Hound of the Baskervilles in the Nadine Baum Studios in Fayetteville.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE "She's one of those people who is so even, no matter what is happening. If there were a crisis, we would never know it...

At about 6:15 p.m. during a Thursday evening in May, the crew of TheatreSquared's production of The Hound of the Baskervilles were bustling around Nadine Baum Studios at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville, readying the space for the 7:30 p.m. show time. Props were checked , seats were de-linted, floors were swept -- and dozens of feet above the stage, the footfalls of Shannon Jones, the stage manager, were heard as she carefully made her way along the catwalk.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE "She's one of those people who is so even, no matter what is happening. If there were a crisis, we would never know it...

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