Blog entries tagged with production

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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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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Honk If You Love the Huntington!

by: Todd Williams at 10/26/2010 01:51 PM

We've finally retired our 1995 Ford Cargo Van.  You may have seen it parked out front — you know the one with the yellow pinstripes and three bandaids? I haven't had a chance to take the new one it for a spin yet myself, but it's already got it's...

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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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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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Student Designers Take The Stage

by: Allie Herryman at 04/15/2010 04:11 PM

One of the most valuable aspects of the partnership between the Huntington Theatre Company and Boston University is the opportunity for students to work closely with the Huntington’s professional shops and artisans. I sat down with second-year MFA...

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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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Props Please!

by: Todd Williams at 03/25/2010 10:55 AM

It's nice to see our staff get the recognition they deserve. This week it was our own Props Master Kristine Holmes who was featured in the Globe 's Sunday South section. (Photo: Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff)  Click here to read the article online a...

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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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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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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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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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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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Play Me, I'm Yours!

by: Thom Dunn at 09/04/2013 02:32 PM

To celebrate their 75th anniversary, our friends at the Celebrity Series of Boston  have teamed up with renowned artist Luke Jerram to bring his " Play Me, I'm Yours! " public piano installation project to Boston. From September 27 through October...

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Help Us Bring Cuba To The Stage

by: Thom Dunn at 12/03/2013 01:18 PM

Today is the first day of auditions for Becoming Cuba  by playwright-in-residence Melinda Lopez. It's also #GivingTuesday , which you've probably noticed if you've gone anywhere near any kind of social media today and found yourself bombarded with...

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Lighting Sets The Mood For Venus

by: Mike Wellman at 12/16/2013 01:06 PM

From Mike Wellman, Assistant Master Electrician Venus in Fur  is a little different than most shows for us. The traditional light plot over the stage is very light because of the ceiling built into the set. Lighting designer ML Geiger uses 5000 wa...

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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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Help Bring The Streets Of Havana To Life — Join The Hunt Today!

by: Thom Dunn at 03/13/2014 09:33 AM

**UPDATE (3/26):  We have just $500  left to raise, and only 2 more days to do it. We need your help to make Havana happen! Make A Gift. Join The Hunt. Have An Impact.   We're just over 2 weeks away from the first public preview performance of...

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