Wednesday, July 19, 2017

WERID DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 255


And now for something completely different: Do you follow Messy Nessy? She has an awesome post from yesterday about a doll museum in Paris that is closing. Here's the link:


Messynessyychic

If only I lived closer, a ton of these dolls would have a new home. Enjoy the included video.


On Sunday we bid farewell to PSST 2017. Which means I finally got around to editing the photos. Come back tomorrow and see the show!


PS: hope the link works.






Wednesday, July 12, 2017

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 254

Four day till season 7 of Game of Thrones, and the strike for PSST 2017.  Be still my heart.


Here's Sansa "Queen of The North" Stark dressed up as "Dark Sansa" when she was leaving the Vail with Littlefinger.


I finally have photos from My Fair Lady. Now I just need to spend hours editing the ones I want. So, stay tuned. There are 7 more show till strike and, sorry, they're sold out!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you, ticket buyers for making this season a success. That means we probably get to do it again next summer. 



Thursday, July 6, 2017

THAT WAS A SHORT VACATION


Got back last night, but after a hot 7 hour car trip I was too tired to do a weird doll post. Next week.


Any way, the trip was fun. Me and the BFF binge watched a show on Amazon call Fortitude. Life above the Artic Circle in Norway, what could happen? Melting perma frost releasing 30,000 year old killer wasps, that's what. And a couple of docs: one above Iggy Pop called Gimme Danger, and the other about Peggy Guggenheim. We are well rounded in our tastes.


We always give each other gifts. I gave her all the Frida stuff I bought at the Dali Museum ( and forgot to take a photo of). Here's what I got:


A tiny armoire, a vase thingy which is holding 2 pens(robot and Day of the Dead skull) and a little blank book, a wooden wolf and a flaming heart. But wait, there's more....................


A girl can't have too much jewelry. Another peacock to add to the collection.



Of course, a trip to South Carolina would not be complete without a trip to the Goodwill By The Pound store in Charlotte ( it's on Wilkerson right next to the airport)


Ok, it's 100 right now, so it will be awhile before I can wear this long sleeve Jones of New York top. I am wear the fake vintage hippie belt. It's made in China.



Got the Doctor 2 new shirts: the long sleeve one is from James Campbell and retails for around $98. The other one is from Via Europa and is about $49.



Some future costumes. The orange is about 3 yards and the other is a curtain panel. The BFF found a real Mud Cloth purse, made in Mali. Grand total for all this awesomeness: $6.



One of our favorite places to buy books is the Dollar Tree, AKA, the everything is a $1 store. I buy fake flowers, make-up, party supplies and books. Really good books, as in $$$.


3 books for $91.98 or $3 at The Dollar Tree


So, shop second hand, don't be afraid to shop at "those cheap places", enjoy life,  and I'll be posting show photo soon....promise.    




Wednesday, June 28, 2017

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 253


Pretend this is Eliza Doolittle, ok? I've been really a slacker about posting the show photos this year. And I 'm away for a awhile.

I'll have more to post when I get back. Ok?

Does this doll look drunk or high to you? Look at that face.....




Wednesday, June 21, 2017

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 252



So, how's your week going? Mine's stress, stress, stress with a side of WTF? Yes, it's Tech Week for My Fair Lady. 1St Dress is tonight (thank you, Theatre Gods that I don't have to be there). And shows are already selling out!


Last week I was going to post a Dr.Who character....here he is!


Rory Williams dressed as the Last Centurion. There's a long 2 part episode were Rory stands guard over his wife, Amy Pond, for 2,000 years. Did I mention it's a time traveling fantasy? Dr. Who is the second best TV show ever ( yeah, Game of Thrones being #1).


Shortly I'll be posting show photos. Stay tuned.





Wednesday, June 14, 2017

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 251


Yeah, after a night and a morning of laptop nonsense, everything was working when I got back home. Thanks you, magic tech fairies.


I was going to talk about my other favorite show, Dr. Who, be since I heard last night that Anita Pallenberg  died, here's The Countess from American Horror Story: Hotel.


Lady Gaga played the part on the TV show, but if it had been make in the 1960's, Anita would have been perfect in the roll. Rest in Peace you amazing woman.




Sunday, June 11, 2017

WEEKEND 2 OF THE 2017 SEASON, TIME FOR SOME PHOTOS


Later on this evening, in time for The Tony's (8pm ET), we'll have 6 performances for Shrek The Musical in the bag. Now, to be honest, I'm not a fan of the trend of turning cartoon musicals into live-action musicals, as the cartoon is already a musical. Whatever.   We have a very talented cast this summer. But first, here's me and the costume crew, minus The Boss and our 2 actor/techs.


photo by Duke Guthrie

 Elizabeth R. P. Black, Kelby King, Loretta Steed, Jorden Watson, and me.


The rest of the photos were taking by Paul Levy and are publicity photos, not production photos.


 Projection logo designed by VSU alumni Jason Lee Courson

 

 Lord Farquaad (Alec James) riding on his horse with Fiona (Megan Wheeler) with Shrek (Alexander Mendoza, Actor's Equity member) and the guards, Joe Mason, Brandon Chandler, Terrance Searcy, Jeffery Oakman, Cal Bumgardner, Cooper Shaw, Andrew Poston, Olin Davidson


 The fairy tale characters that get run out of town: Kaitlyn Batchlor, Cal Bummgardner, Brandon Chandler, Olin Davidson, Jacks Dean, John Laurent Dean, Megan Foose, Delancey Gavrielle Hsu, Hudson Hardesty Hsu, Alexandria Joy, Amanda Lopez, Joe Mason, Lillabeth Mason, Aaron Moore, Meredith Morse, Jeffery Oakman, Andrew Poston, Rudy Redhage, Elle Scruggs, Terrance Searcy, Cooper Shaw, Abigail St. John, Cassandra Stowe, Maggie Tarpley, Rebecca Walker.


 Princess Fiona (Megan Wheeler) is a morning person. The Bluebird puppet is from StageWorthy Arts, McKinney, TX


 Happy townspeople with baby Shrek. Megan Foose, Abigail St.John, Cooper Shaw, Brandon Chandler, Jacks Dean, Jeffery Oakman, Kaitlyn Batchlor.


 Lord Farquaad and Princes Fiona (Alec James and Megan Wheeler)


 Shrek and Fiona (Alexander Mendoza, Megan Wheeler). Alexander wears a fake nose, that head piece and hand's for the whole show. And the green make up.  


Donkey (Imari Thompson) doesn't have to wear green make-up, just this fur suit the whole time he's on stage. There's a big fan and lots of towels and water for him to use every time  he's off stage. 


 All the costumes, except for a few pieces are rented from Harris Costumes in Fort worth, TX. With the amount of time we have and the amount of costumes in this show it would be all but impossible to build the costume in house. After all, we have My Fair Lady opening in 2 weeks! Can you say "Ascot"?

I'll be posting more about the shows through out the season.  Stay tuned.