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making realistic jello/jelly 4 Replies

I need to make a large wobbly jello/jelly for a production - has anyone got an ideas other than making a fresh one every night that will melt under the lights!Continue

Started by Jane Brandt in Backstage. Last reply by Jane Brandt 5 hours ago.

Open Call for Rigging Questions

Bill Sapsis, rigging legend, head of the Long Reach Long Riders as well as founder and head of Sapsis Rigging, is prepping his next column…Continue

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Teaching Plans 3 Replies

One of our more popular discussions from a couple years back was all about teaching stagecraft. The teacher was working in a very small space with very novice students, and wanted to know how to help…Continue

Tags: theatre, technical, teaching

Started by Jacob Coakley in Backstage. Last reply by Darrell Dever on Tuesday.

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.

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

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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.

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3 hours ago
Jane Brandt replied to Jane Brandt's discussion making realistic jello/jelly
"Thanks Eric - I will explore that as well!"
5 hours ago
Eric Hart replied to Jane Brandt's discussion making realistic jello/jelly
"Jane - depending on your budget, a soft silicone rubber may work. Smooth-on's Eco-Flex or Dragon Skin are both translucent silicone rubbers that can be tinted and cast in a mold."
5 hours ago
Jane Brandt replied to Jane Brandt's discussion making realistic jello/jelly
"Thanks Jacob - I am in the UK but will investigate what Knox gelatine is and see if I can get it here. I'll let you know the result "
5 hours ago
Jacob Coakley replied to Jane Brandt's discussion making realistic jello/jelly
"Jane - Put this question out on social media, and someone there wrote this:  Does it have to be edible? If not Use Knox Gelatin and make it double or triple strength with food coloring. ---- Hope this helps, and I'll keep reporting back…"
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