Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Prep, Prep, Prep

Whew! It has been a whirlwind week this past week, as we have been in "tech" for Alice in Wonderland. For those of you who do not know, tech is when all the elements that have been functioning individually come together to meld and form this amazing mosaic of lights, costumes, sounds, and magic!

There is a lot of planning that goes into the final product of the show and we have been figuring out where all the proper pieces go together. From makeup to costume elements to where we stand on stage so that the lighting design can be in full effect. It all takes time and focus from all parties involved.

Sally and her team have been running around feverishly finishing up the final touches on all of the costumes, and boy do they look great! The audience is in for a real treat when they come and see the show (have you got your tickets yet? you can do so here). Albert and Lori Carter have come in and swept the makeup room as they have done the design of all the "animals" and others in the show.

They have spent the first part of this week putting the makeup into effect and showing the actors how to apply and put on the designs themselves. They have been excellent teachers and I think we all feel confident that we can duplicate what they have showed us (of course minus the expert flair they add, but we will do our best).

I wish, I wish I could show you some of the make design on the actors, it is truly awesome. However that means that I would be giving you a sneak peek and you know I can't do that! You have to come and enjoy the wonder first hand, because no pictures and no descriptions can really do it justice. Opening night is tomorrow night, so there are still plenty of opportunities for you to take in a performance (info on tickets here). Since I can't give anything away, I will leave you with a picture of the queen's earring....she is one lady you don't want to mess with, and believe me you won't want to miss her appearance in the Royal Court.

So come on....have a little adventure (or a big one).....and let yourself fall into the rabbit hole.....see you in WONDERLAND......

Till next time~

Company Manager