Thursday, April 2, 2020


Would have been the title of this post if the university wasn't closed and all the events hadn't been canceled. All classes are on-line (well, the ones the faculty can do on-line) which means no plays, or costume shop lab hours. But here's some photos from this years children's tour, which had a tons of show happening and a bunch canceled.

Welcome to: How I Became A Pirate! A story about a young boy playing on a beach dreaming of becoming a pirate and guess what? The pirate's float on shore.                                                                                                                                                          All production photo were taken by: Phillip Brulotte                                                                                                                                                      
 Taylor Gay as the boy, Jeremy Jacob, building a sand castle.                                                                                                                    
 The pirates: Savannah Kennedy, Josh Thomas, Dylan Van Slyke, Taylor Gay, Robert Erdman, Marcus McGee. Bottom row: Alex Seelmeyer(with parrot) Isabell Markowski, Kate Zerbian, Braeden Baldwin.                                                                                                                                                                            
 Dancing pirates? Of course! It's a musical!                                                                                                                                              

Sunday, March 22, 2020


Thought I should post an update, seeing my blogging has fallen by the wayside these past couple of months. The Doctor and I are well even though we're in the over 60 danger age group. Neither of us has any medical problems ( I don't think my Spring allergies count)

Tomorrow will be the first day back from Spring Break, if the rest of the Spring semester hadn't been canceled. All events are canceled; sports, plays and even graduation. This weekend and tomorrow the students that live in dorms on campus have to remove everything from their room, the dorms are going to be deep cleaned. The classes that can be are going to go on-line. Which doesn't help the students taking the costume lab. Some of them were counting on working hair/make-up/wardrobe for Cats....nope. 

As of last Tuesday, the summer stock season was still a go. We'll see what happens with that. Which means I have no clue if I'll have a job this summer. That would suck not only for me but others as well. I know we well have to deal with whatever happens.

My thought go out to my friends (real and on-line ones) who live in Europe and NYC and California. Were I live, we has space between the houses and few apartment buildings. I can sit on the deck and front porch and be 20 feet from others. Be safe, be smart and be kind.

Guess that's all for now. If I can figure out how to transfer photos to my laptop I may even post some show photos.

Thorne Garnet AKA, Kathy

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 349                                                                                                                                                  Maybe weird is the wrong word for this one. Maybe "nightmare inducing horror" is better. My friend and award winning costume designer, LeVonne found this listing on ebay searching African-American 1920's. We're not sure what to make of it.                                                                                                                                                                                                        
 She appears to be homemade. But.....creepy AF.                                

Racist stereothype? Or really badly made? Either way, sweet dreams.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 348                                                                                                                                                  But first, we have a correct guess on the secret project: Beth Waltz  guessed "chain mail" and is right. It's strangely something I've always wanted to make. My new boss designed chain mail for the soldiers in Othello. I'm knitting 5 shirts, with a couple of students knitting sleeves. Stay turned.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             On to the doll. Say Hi to Missandei, Dany's right hand woman from, yeah, I know it's over, Game of Thrones.                              
 Missandei was aged up for the show, as she's only 12 in the books. And is one of the few Black characters.                                    

Of course there are more GoT  dolls arriving at my house shortly.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Sunday, October 20, 2019


Stay tuned for the completed costume(s)                                                                                                                                                              

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 347                                                                                                                                                  The show may be over, but the merchandise keeps on coming. OK, spoilers for the 5 peoples that haven't seen the Long Night  episode.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
 The Night's King with the Cats Paw dagger stuck in him.                                                                                                                      

Cue all the bad songs: Ice, Ice Baby, You're as Cold as Ice, I'm sure there's more.                                                                                                                                                                                            Hope everyone is having a great fall. I have a new boss! The old one retired. I'm enjoying working with a younger faculty (I'm old enough to be her Mother!) and the students really like her. Where working on Othello, so in November be on the look out for production photos.                                                                                  

Monday, September 2, 2019

WAY BACK IN APRIL...…………………….                                                                                                                                                 Yeah, that was a long (3 shows ago) time. We did the musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood. The mystery being, it's Charles Dickins unfinished last novel and nobody knows how he was going to end it. Along comes some theatre people who think it's a stellar idea to "finish" it and turn it into a musical. You, the audience member, come to see the new show put on by The Music Hall Royal. 

 Welcome to the show!

 Here's our lovely cast. All the cast not in the rest of the photos:Benjamin Harper, Shannon Hughey-McNair, James Hitchens, Taylor Gay, Emmanuel Jacoway, Jackson Whipple, Kate Zerbian, Braeden Baldwin, Abby King, Joshua Joyce, James Rowell, Emma Singer

 You did it, no you did it.

 The mystery is who killed Edwin Drood. And because it's unfinished, the audience gets to pick who dun it from this slightly hinky group of characters. which means there's 7 different endings. The night we went #6, Princess Puffer "won". It's a very fun show.

Now for some backstage hijinks.

 Aaron Moore as Mr. William Cartwright/The Chairman, Savannah Kerns as The Princess Puffer/Miss Angela  Prysock, and Mark Sheme as Durdies/Mr Nick Cricker

 Terrance Searcy as John Jasper/Mr. Clive Paget

 Terrance with Bekah Ward as Rosa Bud/Miss Deirdre Peregrine

 Bekah (this our her photos) with Magda Roub as Beatrice/Miss Violet Balfour and Ursula Trassorras as Wendy/Miss Isabel Yearsley

 Addy King as Miss Gwendolen Prynn and Nicole Frothingham as Miss Melody Moss (she doesn't have her costume on)

 Daniel Lennox as Neville  Landless/Mr. Victor Grinstead

 Brandon Chandler as The Reverend Mr. Crisparkle/Mr. Cedric Moncrieffe

 Savannah, Aaron and Bekah standing in front of the wig shelve.

 Bekah and Mark

 Ashley Hartwig as Helena Landless/Miss Janet Conover. She's wearing a costume I made in the mid-1990's! I swear I never throw anything useable out.

Jordan  Van Dyke as Edwin Drood/Miss Alice Nutting

Here's Nicole in her costume. 

We had a very successful summer stock season, sold out shows! And we're off to an amazing 2019/2020 school year. Theatre and Dance now has 136 majors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The most ever. Wish us luck in dealing with them all.