Arctic temps are back in Blo this week while I opened A Midsummer Nights Dream this weekend. A collaboration between Irish Classical Theatre and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Shakespeare and Mendelssohn. A lovely combination all around. Photos coming soon to my portfolio pages. General updates to my recent productions are on the to-do list.
Caught up in one last show, for the sixth time around, kicking off the holiday season and kicking the door closed on another semester. Cracking nuts and cracking the whip. Final projects graded. Final grades projected. Nutcracker. Friends and Family. December’s ending. Winter’s beginning. Winter solstice weekend. Sun, Snow, and Salsa.
Last week was a whirlwind of catching up on university business and presenting Romeo & Juliet with Neglia Ballet at Shea’s. As always, a stunning theatre to design in. Thanks to Ben Siegal for the wonderful review in The Buffalo News.
It must be time for Baba Yaga. Where else could you find a world of magical woodland creatures dancing with goblins and the undead? The Halloween folk tale opens tonight at Shea’s. A theatre filled with its own magical Art Deco architecture. Watch out for goblins.
The hills [of Lewiston] are alive, with The Sound of Music. . Summer [stock] is in full swing up here along the Niagara gorge and we are full swing into Sixteen, Going on Seventeen hours of tech. Halfway thru and all I can simply remember are A Few of my Favorite [spot cues] Things. We’reContinue reading “Do-Ray-Mi-Fa-So-La-Ti-Do”
There are times that you remember the past and miss the days gone by. There are times that throw you into the present. There are times that are full of emotion and mourning. There are times that you celebrate what the future has to hold. There are times that you cannot believe the love thatContinue reading “There are times”
Project MIST has taken many forms in the last couple years, forever evolving and moving toward a bigger whole. Like the waters of Niagara, it ebbs and flows through various incarnations. Currently I am helping LK in the design and creation of a living museum prototype, or as we affectionately call it, the mist lab.Continue reading “Power & Poetry, meet No Tether.”
Some belated musings about the production of Giselle from last month. As previously mentioned, I was the lighting designer (and scenic artist) on this show. Every time I mount a new show on the Shea’s stage I am honored to have the opportunity. The theatre itself is absolutely breathtaking. Originally built in 1926, it isContinue reading “Creativity in the face of opulence”
I just returned home from an almost two-week jaunt to the south and the mid-west. Occasionally I freelance with an AV production company; last week’s trip to the South was for a US Chambers Convention in Orlando. Almost all of my five days was spent setting up lighting in one of several ballrooms. Following strikeContinue reading “Inspired travel”
It was the first real snow of the season, and it just perfectly set the mood for the first public performance of Neglia Ballet’s Nutcracker this past Saturday evening. In conjunction with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Shea’s Performing Arts Center, year four of this annual event was a sparkle covered whirlwind of giant presents,Continue reading “Visions of sugar plums”