This field trip included a behind the scenes tour of the center. Students were able to stand on stage to get a feel for what the performers see when they look out into the audience. These students also observed how stagehands can take down or put up a stage in less than one day. Backstage, students took a tour of the dressing rooms, the green room, and even the kitchen used for catering special events held at the Carson Center each year.
Other areas toured include the Myre River Room, the Williams Family Terrace, and the Paxton Family Lobby. All of these rooms are rented out for weddings, proms, business conferences, or any other gatherings.
Students were also exposed to the business side of the Carson Center. Students learned about how each show had its own budget and marketing plan in order to draw in a certain demographic. The Carson Center tries to please every demographic in the surrounding areas. Each student learned that running the Carson Center takes a lot of time, money, and effort.
Trigg County DECA and FBLA would like to thank Chuck Tate and the rest of the Carson Center staff for allowing us to visit and educating us about their venue.
This press release was submitted by Heather Hall, TCHS DECA Reporter.