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“Carousel” Designer Crafts Attire for the Ages

The Glimmerglass Festival’s 2014 production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel takes audiences back more than a century to 1873. A large part of this theatrical time travel is dependent on not only the set characterizations, but in large part what is … Continue reading

Avery Schneider: Goat Master

Chopin, a young but promising performer, will scamper into the limelight next month with the July 19 opening of Ariadne in Naxos. Just weeks old, the Oberhasli goat will share the stage with performers several years older than him, even … Continue reading

Junk Set Wars!

You may have been wondering to what sort of “shenanigans,” I was referring in my last post. Well, wonder no more. I give you: Junk Set Wars! (In an announcer’s voice) At last the time has come, the annual showdown … Continue reading

Free Time

Me: Hmm. What should I discuss in today’s blog post? I know! (calling off) Brother Maynard! Consult the book of armaments! (A man dressed in monk’s garb enters, carrying a sacred text.) B.M: (chanting) Pie iesu domine, dona eis requiem. … Continue reading

something to play with, for and against

With every new production, we create an entire world from scratch. The big picture–floors and ceiling, grass and sky–is often the first thing to grab an audience member’s attention when the curtain goes up, but without attention to detail, the … Continue reading

Learning to Weld

Hello again, world. Guess who’s back with a brand new rap? Well, not me, I don’t rap. Ever. If you’ve been reading diligently, you’ll remember from a previous post, I said I did not know how to weld. Well, that … Continue reading

from UN GIORNO DI REGNO to KING FOR A DAY

You’re about two-thirds of the way through the Sunday crossword, feeling pretty good about yourself, when you realize that an 11-letter-word, already anchoring seven other words, which in turn attach to other “solutions,” is a mistake. Time to get out … Continue reading

Carpentry: Last Call

So this is the last time I’ll talk about this project, I promise. The final part of the construction I want to mention is the trouble we ran into with those newel posts I described in my last entry. Here’s … Continue reading

Intern Insights: Carpentry Pt. 2

I’m going to pick up where I left off last time, so if you missed the last entry I’ll let you go back and read it to catch up. In fact, I need to refresh my own memory … hold … Continue reading

Intern Insights: Carpentry Pt. 1

Well, now that I’ve told you about some of the wonderful world of rigging, let’s look at the other half of my job title: Carpentry. Oh, wait…still more rigging this week? Awesome. You know, I dreamed a dream in time … Continue reading