Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
GOODBYE PSST 2015
Another summer stock season has come and gone. We struck the last show on Sunday. It's always bittersweet, happy to have a successful season over, sad to be having new friends leave and go on to the next chapter. Here are the last photo from 2015. The production photos were taken by our awesome lighting designing, Genny Wynn and the others by the cast and crew.
The second show of the season was Always....Patsy Cline. Based on a true story of a long time friendship between Patsy Cline and a fan named Louise. Two actors and an on stage country band. Lots of Patsy Cline songs.
The third show was The Little Mermaid, I've posted some photos already, here's the rest.
The Pretty Princess singing contest. I tricked out the store bought corsets and hemmed, by hand, the skirts. Hmm, not sure what's happening with the green one. Left to right: Audrey Moore, Tyrell Ruffin, Caroline Hatchett, Matty Hogan, Caitlin Miller, Wendell Hester, Michael Hegarty wearing the coat I made, Haley Aguero, Brandon Chandler, Heather Priedhorsky, Dillon Stewart and Hannah R. M. Findlay
The shows have been struck, the costumes have been laundered or sent to the dry cleaners, the shops cleaned up, the cast and crew have moved away, the season is over. The best season so far is over! Yeah for sold out shows, rave reviews and happy audiences. Who knows what next summer will bring?
Saturday, July 18, 2015
THEATRE OR TREASURE? TREASURE WINS
Thrift store shopping is so much fun. Like you guys don't know that already. After I got done with PSST and before my vacation, I popped over to the Catholic Charities St Frances Thrift. Hadn't been in for awhile and I picked the right week....all the clothes were 50cents.
When I vacation I love to check out the local thrift stores. I always find awesome things in Charlotte.
We also went to Value Village on South Blvd
Tomorrow is the last day of PSST 2015. The past three weeks of shows have been sold out. That makes me very happy. And it makes all of us who love and work in live theatre happy. Nobody in theatre gets upset if you call them "sell outs".
Friday, July 17, 2015
Because of unexpectedly working for a month, I had to move my mini-vacation from 4th of July weekend to last weekend. Such is life.
I went to visit my BFF in South Carolina on the day the governor signed a bill removing that flag from the state house lawn. 2015 and South Carolina finally admits they lost.
Who know Rock Hill, South Carolina would have a really good French cafe. Here it is......
The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art had an exhibit called The Art Books of Henri Matisse, so we went.
So that was disappointing. But........
There was a few real Giacometti's.
So that sort of made up for the disappointment.
Went I finish taking photos of all the treasure I found, that will be up soon. And I finally have the production photos from PSST that I was missing. So stay tuned for more theatre!
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 156
In honor of yesterday being Bastille Day, she could be French
Had a lovely little vacation visiting my BFF. When I got home my (new) dropbox account was full of production photos. You know what that means: we'll be diving back under the sea. Not being a fan of what Disney does to fairy tales, cleans them up to make them safe for the kids, it is fun to work on them. In real life I'm NOT going to make a 2-piece sequin boned bodice with a fish tail skirt to wear around town. So bare with me on the next post.
Speaking of my vacation, I took photos this time.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 155
Let's go to Asia. No clue as to what country this beautiful lady is from. I wonder if the fabric for her top was special made for dolls? She's pretty little and so is the pattern. Most regular fabric's pattern would be overwhelming.
Finished up my part of summer stock on Friday, went to the party and rested all day Saturday. I'm waiting for the photos of the finished productions, so stay tuned.
Sunday, July 5, 2015
AS PROMISED, SOME PHOTOS FROM THE SHOW
I haven't gotten the production photos yet, these are some publicity shots and backstage hijinks. The show was Disney The Little Mermaid (not Hans Christian Anderson's)
The Mermaid herself. Holli Smith.
King Triton and Sebastian, (Herb Porter and Drew Coleman).
Ariel and Flounder,( John Laurent Dean)
Someone's friend made a photo collage! Sebastian with a prince (Tyrell Ruffin) Ursula (Barbara Dare Thomas*) with Flotsam and Jetsam (Brian Bruno and Chris Hallows) Ariel's sisters and father (Sarah Wildes Arnett, Larren Woodward, Heather Priedhorsky, Herb Porter, Laurie Sutton, Audrey Moore, Caroline Hatchett) Ariel and Prince Eric, (Britton Hollingsworth)
Olin Davidson as Scuttle the seagull