Blog entries tagged with backstage

Candide Closes — Audience Refuses To Leave

by: Todd Williams at 10/16/2011 10:23 AM

The  Candide  cast, orchestra and crew had given a stellar closing performance. They had taken their bows, the house lights were on, the actors had gone down to their dressing rooms, and I had turned off the camera, having recorded the show for ou...

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The Making of Candide

by: Todd Williams at 08/19/2011 10:56 AM

Enjoy this fun video of the build, rehearsals, set install, and performance of CANDIDE  from our friends at  The Goodman  and  Shakespeare Theatre Company  (STC). The production was built and first produced at the Goodman, them moved to STC where...

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Sons of the Prophet: 5 Days til Tech Rehearsals

by: Rebecca Bellan at 03/22/2011 11:18 AM

Sons of the Prophet , a surprising comedy about two brothers dealing with the death of their father and the illness of their uncle, is well on its way to production. Tech is this Sunday, so the shops are working hard to get the set and costumes...

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Educating Rita vs Sons of the Prophet

by: Rebecca Bellan at 03/07/2011 11:32 AM

Most of the shops on Huntington Ave are busy juggling two productions. With Educating Rita opening in two weeks and Sons of the Prophet beginning rehearsal next week, Props, Paints, and Sound have a lot on their hands. Antique Morris chair In the...

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Educating Rita: First Rehearsal Day For Props & Costumes

by: Rebecca Bellan at 02/15/2011 11:39 AM

Progress in Costumes and Props is underway for the upcoming production of Educating Rita. The first rehearsal for the play was yesterday, and the costume shop used this opportunity to sketch out the many quick costume changes that the main...

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The Jungle Book

by: Todd Williams at 08/19/2013 12:03 PM

I've decided to do a little blogging again. Not so much because I have the time, but because I miss it. And we have some very exciting projects to tell you about this fall! The first thrilling project is The Jungle Book . We first heard about The...

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Vengeance Is The Lord's: From Shops to Stage

by: Rebecca Bellan at 11/08/2010 01:46 PM

It’s nice to see how the puzzle pieces fit together to create something great. A week ago, the pieces of production for Vengeance in the Lord’s were still in their shops. But since then the staff have been busy making a masterpiece on stage. With...

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Vengeance Is The Lord's: Lights & Sound

by: Rebecca Bellan at 10/29/2010 01:49 PM

Paints, props, and costumes aren’t the only shops that are making waves in the production of Vengeance is the Lord’s . In fact, lighting and sound departments are putting into action some really cool ideas for the upcoming production. Kat Herzig,...

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In The Shops — Thanksgiving Dinner

by: Rebecca Bellan at 10/26/2010 01:53 PM

Production for Vengeance is the Lord’s is moving right along. The shops on Huntington Ave. are busy working hard and working on schedule. Extension Wall The Paint shop is doing almost everything at once right now. They are working on varnishing th...

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A Postscript to Michael Maso's Post About Travel

by: Rebecca Curtiss at 10/01/2010 02:52 PM

Huntington Managing Director Michael Maso wasn't the only one with travel troubles last evening. One of the actors in  Bus Stop  made a quick trip down to New York yesterday morning for an audition. Her return train was supposed to leave New York ...

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Prelude To A Kiss Shop Photo Album

by: Todd Williams at 05/11/2010 03:43 PM

The back wall of the sets - with a base coat of paint Do you miss the photos of our scenery, props and costumes under construction? We've moved them to our  Facebook page . It's a much better interface for photos. And you don't need have a Faceboo...

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Stick Fly Items For Sale

by: Todd Williams at 02/26/2010 11:29 AM

We have a few items in  Stick Fly  that we are trying to sell on behalf of Arena Stage. It would be great if we could save on shipping them back to DC.  The items are: Viking range  model# VGSC4866QSS :   SOLD   SubZero fridge:  paid $550, will se...

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Maureen McGovern in A Long and Winding Road

by: Todd Williams at 10/04/2009 12:47 PM

This week has been all about rehearsals for Maureen McGovern in  A Long and Winding Road .  Director Phillip Himberg and Maureen began rehearsals in Boston on Tuesday. They had spent the previous week rehearsing in NY, culminating with a run thru...

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Prepping for The Jungle Book

by: Todd Williams at 08/20/2013 03:09 PM

We've been busy this month getting ready for The Jungle Book to arrive from Chicago. Bringing in a show of this scale requires a little reconfiguration, and sometimes some capital improvements. This slideshow shows you a little of the work we've...

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