Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Falstaff Bursts through Boston - July 15-24!

Set in the 'Me" decade of the 1970s, this hilarious farce is an ode to mafia dons, feminine mystique, boogie nights, and the dusk of Aquarius.  And it all goes down in a 1914 vaudeville house with full orchestra, where you can bring the beer into the show and even have your own cupholder! Just keep the concessions away from Big Belly!

The magic of Mischa Santora's baton will light this firecracker!  And I've had such a ball working with these irrepressible singers and my wacky and wise designers, Scott Bolman, Ada Smith, and Andrea Lauer!

Designing Pasquale: Pearls and Chrome

I'm ramping up for Don Pasquale with the amazing folks at Hubbard Hall -- Alexina Jones and Jason Dolmetsch -- and my design advisor, Zane Pihlstrom.  Here are some research images of early Hollywood and Art Deco splendour:

 Norina in her garden...from Walter Crane's charming illustration...

Chorus girls in their dressing room...we're juxtaposing black/white with technicolor to highlight all the roles the characters play...

Madame widow Norina, lost in her world...