Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Three to make their backstage debuts in 'Gypsy'.(Arts & Culture)

Byline: David Steinberg Journal Staff Writer

* Costume designer, set designer and choreographer hard at work on musical

Three young Albuquerque residents are taking what could be a giant career step with their work in a local production of the musical "Gypsy."

Audience members won't be able to applaud their efforts because they're not on stage.

But the three will be given credit in the playbill of the Musical Theatre Southwest production, which opens Saturday at Popejoy Hall.

The youthful trio have important roles of their own in working in rehearsals or backstage with cast members in the MTS production. The three are:

* Aleah Waldron, who is working for the first time as a costume designer. Waldron has sung in shows for MTS and at the University of New Mexico, where she is a student.

* Valeria Rios is the set designer for "Gypsy. …

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