Blog entries tagged with behind the scenes

The Music of The Jungle Book

by: Ali Leskowitz, Assistant Company Manager at 08/06/2013 11:33 AM

“I was blown away by Mary Zimmerman’s transporting and visually stunning production. It immediately reminded me of what I love about her work – her big heart, sophisticated mind, and playful imagination. In this latest creation, she brilliantly...

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God of Carnage in Rehearsal

by: Emily Ranii, Assistant to the Director at 12/22/2011 12:25 PM

We're now 10 days into rehearsals for  God of Carnage .  In the room: Director Daniel Goldstein and a team of top-notch actors. Brooks Ashmanskas (a.k.a. Brooksy) and Christy Pusz play the visiting couple, Alan and Annette Raleigh. Stephen Bogardu...

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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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Ready for Candide Rehearsals

by: Todd Williams at 08/18/2011 10:57 AM

  Contributed by Todd Williams The rehearsal hall is packed with Props for Candide - it's quite a sight! Enjoy the slide show. Over the next few days the stage management staff will work with props to get the room organized, tape out the ground pl...

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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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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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A Half-Constructed House: Circle Mirror Transformation

by: Lisa Timmel at 10/08/2010 02:49 PM

One of the great pleasures of working behind the scenes at a theatre company is the joyful terror of a first real run-through. On Wednesday, a handful of staff members including Bethany Ford (associate production manager), Charles Haugland (litera...

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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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Merrily We Roll Along

by: Todd Williams at 04/29/2010 03:58 PM

I've snuck (sneaked?) into the BU Theatre a couple of times this week to see how the CFA production of  Merrily We Roll Along  is going. This morning they had a student matinee and I got out of the office enough to enjoy several good chunks of the...

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Susannah Load-In Pictures

by: Allie Herryman at 04/08/2010 10:41 AM

With the closing of Becky Shaw this weekend activity on the BUT stage turned to loading in the upcoming opera,  Susannah . Crews have only a few short days – from now until April 15 – to transform the stage into New Hope Valley, Tennessee, where...

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Susannah In The Shops

by: Allie Herryman at 04/05/2010 10:47 AM

In the shops on Huntington Ave everyone is busy preparing for the upcoming production of  Susannah , which will play at the Boston University Theatre April 15 – 18, 2010. The musical drama in two acts, with music and text by Carlisle Floyd, is an...

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Lesson Of The Day

by: Todd Williams at 04/01/2010 10:52 AM

This just in from Justin Seward: "Yesterday's Lesson of the Day: When driving a truck through DC, you cannot drive on certain streets close to the White House and Capital... or the secret service will pull you over! I didn't get a fine/ticket...

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Stick Fly Update

by: Todd Williams at 03/15/2010 11:03 AM

News came this morning that, as of 9AM, there were only 25 unsold tickets remaining for the run of Stick Fly (through March 28th). The show has been very popular and we wish we were able to add more performances! Tickets are extremely limited but...

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Fences Scenic Recordings

by: Todd Williams at 09/05/2009 02:06 PM

Here are some design renderings from our production of  Fences . Scenic Design is by Marjorie Kellogg. We start onstage rehearsals Tuesday and our first preview on Friday. I have some construction photos and now that the set is onstage will take...

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Plasma-Cutting Through The Jungle Book

by: Nick Hernon, Scenic Carpenter at 08/26/2013 10:32 AM

Scenery Mechanic Jesse Washburn, slicing through the brush of the jungle with his handy plasma cutter What helps the Huntington take a show built by our Chicagoan comrades and fit it into our own home-on-Huntington-Avenue? What can eat through...

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Couples Who Met In The Audition Room

by: Sebastián Bravo Montenegro at 01/28/2014 12:07 PM

Venus in Fur takes place in an audition room as playwright/director Thomas Novachek reluctantly auditions one last candidate for the role of Wanda, the seductive neighbor of Severin von Kushemski in his adaptation of Leopold von Sacher Masoch’s...

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A Tree Fit For A Seagull (Part 1)

by: Thom Dunn at 02/11/2014 12:46 PM

I just received this email from Scenic Carpenter Nick Hernon offering a brief glimpse into the action in the Scene Shop today, where the crew is hard at work on the set for The Seagull .  Our tragically crowded shop. The walls in the middle are...

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