Summer stock wrap up

As the end of July draws near, so to does my own little version of summer stock. Sound of Music has opened and closed. The props have been safely bubble wrapped and loaded into shipping containers for their journey to Jordon. New Phoenix design has been approved, set construction underway next month. And I justContinue reading “Summer stock wrap up”

Visions of sugar plums

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”

City of pubs and lowly desires

Final Dress tonight for A Couple of Blaguards . Theatre in the round at the Irish Classical has been a welcome challenge. Laying a laminate wood floor was a new and rewarding endeavor. Glowing lanterns and rustic furniture transport the audience to an Irish pub where these characters tell their tales. A balance of makingContinue reading “City of pubs and lowly desires”

Tools of the [model box] trade

Where has a month gone? Mr & Mrs Nobody enjoyed a wonderful opening, I began another semester of teaching, I did the lighting design at the wedding of some dear friends, I stage managed a music festival in the woods, and today was the first production meeting for A Couple of Blaguards at Irish ClassicalContinue reading “Tools of the [model box] trade”

Mr. & Mrs. Nobody

To kick off the regular theatre season I am designing the set (and some props) for a production of Mr. & Mrs. Nobody at The New Phoenix Theatre. Construction and painting are 90% complete. I hired a student of mine as a painter and we spent the day yesterday making a mess of some plastic,Continue reading “Mr. & Mrs. Nobody”