This week we saw Josie’s first rehearsal. She has some thoughts on how it went, if it was what she expected, and some pictures to share.
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One Act Match Offs: After Auditions and ready to go
Auditions are done and our student directors are ready to get started on rehearsals. Find out how auditions went for them on the other side and their plans for what’s next.
Summer One Acts: Rising to the Challenge
Get your cheer voices ready because it is time for the One Acts Match Off! Students interested in directing have been matched with local directors to challenge one another to a battle of the One Acts. Follow your favorite students to vote for their show come performance and they just may win the audience choiceContinue reading “Summer One Acts: Rising to the Challenge”
Would you ever guess that the village we see, and model after, is based on real life? Hope you said yes, because then you’d be right. Double right in fact, since that poor, provincial town is based on two very real places that you can still see today.
An intricate, yet awesome, costume to tackle, Mr. and Mrs. Strange took up the gauntlet of Cogsworth, the tightly wound butler slowly turning into a clock. Check out how they designed this costume and put it together.
Composer’s Perspective: The Music of Beauty and the Beast
We sat down with Mr. Bryan Page, composer, performer, and all around musician extraordinaire for a quick look at the music of Beauty and the Beast and some advice for young performers. Check out his words of wisdom!
Set Building: The Village Fountain
The set pieces are all coming together, and the village fountain was tackled by our set lead, Mr. Lahusky. Check out how he put together this signature piece.
The Mob Armed with Pitchforks
Nearing the end of the story, Gaston incites the villagers to go after the Beast and kill him, getting them all to even chant “Kill the Beast!” Now, while this song holds some interesting lyrics, what we’re focusing on today is getting the props down. We have made torches and now are making pitchforks forContinue reading “The Mob Armed with Pitchforks”
The making of Lumiere’s hands
One of the main characters in Beauty and the Beast is Lumiere, one of the Beast’s trusty servants that is slowly turning into a candle chandelier. This character takes a bit different of a costume approach, with candles for hands. This is how we went about making Lumiere’s hands.
The Villain’s plot
In the story of Beauty and the Beast, as it is written for the musical, the villain of the show, Gaston, decides that he is going to try and force Belle to marry him through her father. He enlists the aid of Monsieur D’Arque, a creepy character with a sinister level all his own, toContinue reading “The Villain’s plot”