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Mary Poppins 5 Replies

Thinking about putting on the Mary Poppins musical at a Summer Theatre program.  The technical challenges are daunting.  I think we could be creative, but will audiences still be ok without a big…Continue

Started by Chad M. Gifford in Onstage. Last reply by Bill Breen Jan 19.

Gels for lighting peoples faces AND the set

Ok here is a tough one for you.We are doing The musical "Shrek the Musical". Lighting locations are in short supply as well as fixture types.I have 3 ceiling ports FOH that can hold 3 fixtures in…Continue

Tags: Musical, the, Shrek, gels, lighting

Started by David Adcock in Onstage Jan 7.

Blood FX 1 Reply

Hey all! I could use some help with an effect I’m working on. A character is supposed to get the most epic nosebleed in history, spouting blood everywhere. The actor will be wearing a breathing mask…Continue

Tags: breathing, mask, costumes, props, fx

Started by Caolan Eder in Backstage. Last reply by Newton Koshi Dec 29, 2014.

Are Stage Managers Techies? 3 Replies

There seems to be some question about whether stage management is more closely associated with technical theatre or with acting and directing. From my perspective it seems like stage management is a…Continue

Started by John in Literary. Last reply by Robert D. Carver Dec 29, 2014.

Les Miserables film series casting announced.

Jean Valjean - Ric Vince Valjean's sister - Victoria Lester Theodule -…Continue

Started by South Devon Players in Onstage Dec 23, 2014.

2014 Year in Review - And a Glimpse of 2015


Started by Jacob Coakley in Onstage Dec 22, 2014.

Need to get rid of car prop 1 Reply

 Wooden built car with 2 hinged side doors, steering wheel, 2 rubber front tyres and space for 2 chairs inside. Measures: Wide 77" deep 36" High 36" great for "Grease" Location South Florida…Continue

Started by Karen Pritchard in Onstage. Last reply by Jeff Williams Dec 16, 2014.

Thankful for Sound Design 2 Replies

Back in June of 2014, the Tony Awards committee decided that they would no longer give…Continue

Tags: Awards, Tony, design, sound

Started by Jacob Coakley in Backstage. Last reply by Newton Koshi Nov 26, 2014.

1m 1f female full length play (high school)

I am looking to spotlight a couple of my seniors.  I have ordered a number of scripts, but am wondering what ideas are out there. 1m 1f full length - comedy/dramatic/little heart warming…Continue

Started by Steve Pearson in Onstage Nov 12, 2014.

Costume Labels 8 Replies

I am a little out of my element (hair) and working on the stock wardrobes. Basically organizing, inventorying, and labeling. Does anyone have advice on good ways to label without having to sew labels…Continue

Tags: Wardrobe, Costumes

Started by Caitlen Hudak in Backstage. Last reply by Robert D. Carver Oct 28, 2014.

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