Backstage At The Beach


This page is designed to help guide you through the backstage crew process here at CSULB as well as keep everyone in the loop on what's happening in and around the Theatre Arts Department.


For those who need to fill out a Fall 2024 activity unit form - please follow the link here:

Important Dates for Fall Mainstage Productions (Full schedules are posted on the callboard):

Rehearsals: August 19th - September 6th (Before School Begins)
Tech/Dress: September 9th - 11th  
Preview Performance: Thursday, September 12th
Performances: September 13th - 14th & September 18th - 20th 

Rehearsals: August 19th - September 26th (Before School Begins)
Tech: September 27th - 28th & September 30th - October 1st
Preview Performances: October 2nd & 3rd  
Performances: October 4th - 5th & October 9th - 12th 

Rehearsals: Maybe August 19th - 23rd (Before School Begins) & September 16th - October 17th 
Tech: October 18th - 19th & October 21st - 23rd 
Preview Performance: October 24th 
Performances: October 25th - 26th & October 30th - November 1st 

Rehearsals: Maybe August 19th - 23rd (Before School Begins) & October 7th - November 7th 
Tech: November 8th - November 12th  
Preview Performances: November 13th - 14th  
Performances: November 15th - 16th & November 20th - 23rd 


Crew sign-ups will be available on Monday, August 12th at 12:00pm

Basic Crewing Information for here at CSULB

Being a part of a crew on one of the productions here at CSULB is a huge learning experience.  You'll learn basic skills in your area as well as how to support your peers on the stage from behind the curtain as a team!  Below is information to help answer your questions, feel free to contact a member of the production team if you have further questions.

1)  Sign-up sheets are located electronically through Sign Up Genius. Links will be available on the crew opportunities page.

2)  Next, you must enroll in an Activity Unit from the list of Theatre Arts classes.  Activity Unit classes are listed as 140, 240, 340, 440.  Our backstage crews should enroll in a _40 course, we try and keep the cast members in the _10A/B courses.  Once you have officially enrolled in the activity unit course, please proceed to the next step.

3)  Once you sign up for a specific crew and you have officially enrolled in an Activity Unit course, you will need to fill out the ´╗┐activity form´╗┐.  Click the button at the top of this section to take you there.

4)  From here, your contact information will be added to the show's contact sheet and a stage manager will contact you before you are called in for the production's Crew Watch.  You can find the performance calendar for each show on the Current Season page of this website as a reference in case of work conflicts.

Please note - you will be graded on your performance as a crew member for our productions.  Breakdown of credit earned, and specifics will be provided once officially enrolled in the activity unit.