The Backstagers and the ghost light

by Mientus, Andy,

Format: Print Book 2018.
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The stage crew at St. Genesius Prep--or Backstagers, as they like to call themselves--are ready for whatever the theater world can throw their way: the madness of tech week, inevitable prop malfunctions, and all the paranormal activity that goes on behind the scenes. Luckily Jory, Hunter, Sasha, Beckett, and Aziz are up for the job!

But lately, someone--or something--seems set on ruining their production of Phantasm . It all started when an actor brought a Spirit Board to the cast party, and the ghost light blew out. Every good theater kid knows that a ghost light must be left on to keep ghosts from moving in the shadows of an empty theater. To figure out what's haunting the theater and save the show, the Backstagers will have to use their smarts, bravery, and a little bit of magic!
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "As if the technical challenges of mounting a high-school production of the Broadway musical Phantasm (chandelier and all) aren't steep enough, a ghost has taken to haunting the theater, there's a ringer with a secret agenda in the cast, and head builder Hunter is having a rough time juggling the workload and his relationship with new boyfriend Jory. This prose spinoff of the Backstagers comics series, also illustrated by Sygh, takes up established story lines, and though Mientus makes earnest efforts to fill in the backstories, readers would be well advised to start with the original. Still, as the author sends his resourceful stagehands to battle an archetypal theater ghost, he preserves the spirit and flavor of the comics with hilarious pranks and theater talk, high-energy hustle, and, particularly, in a young cast, notably diverse in ethnic and gender identity, who face personal issues common to everyone . . . as well as the odd supernatural threat. Sygh's occasional portraits and action scenes, seen in unfinished form, offer a visual link to the graphic volumes.--John Peters Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Mientus, Andy. Backstagers ; bk. 1.
Subjects Theater -- Juvenile fiction.
Clubs -- Juvenile fiction.
Magic -- Juvenile fiction.
High schools -- Juvenile fiction.
Schools -- Juvenile fiction.
Theater -- Fiction.
Clubs -- Fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
High schools -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Supernatural -- Fiction.
Paranormal fiction.
Ghost stories.
Publisher New York :2018.
Other Titles Backstagers (Comic strip)
Contributors Sygh, Rian, illustrator.
Language English
Notes "Based on the Backstagers comics created by James Tynion IV & Rian Sygh."
Description 195 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
ISBN 9781419731204
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