Ever wonder what goes on behind-the-scenes at a local theater show? Putting It Together is a new series on QuadCities.com that explores the fun, frantic and frenetic world of local theater from behind-the-curtain, from conception to curtain call. You’ll get to follow along as a show is put together. The series begins with a look at Countryside Community Theater’s “A Christmas Carol.” We hope you enjoy this interesting, funny and intriguing look at the creative people and casts that make up our local entertainment scene!

Sean Leary is an author, director, artist, musician, producer and entrepreneur who has been writing professionally since debuting at age 11 in the pages of the Comics Buyers Guide. An honors graduate of the University of Southern California masters program, he has written over 50 books including the best-sellers The Arimathean, Every Number is Lucky to Someone and We Are All Characters.