James and the Giant Peach – Going Beyond the Script

Going Beyond the Script James and the Giant Peach Backdrops and Scenery Perspectives Written by: Melanie Simmons Roald Dahl has been adding magic to childhood imaginations for decades; James and the Giant Peach is no exception. Written in 1961 and adapted for film in 1996,  James and the Giant Peach is one of Dahl’s most popular stories. Both book and film tell the enchanting…

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Spamalot – Going Beyond the Script

Going Beyond the Script Spamalot Backdrops and Scenery Perspectives Written by: Melanie Simmons Arthurian legends have captured imaginations for centuries and there’s no shortage of stage adaptations based on such romantic and adventurous lore. However, one stands alone as an unruly, unabashed crowd-pleaser suitable for any theatre company’s repertoire! Spamalot utilizes Monty Python’s singularly brazen sense of…

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Sister Act – Going Beyond the Script

Going Beyond the Script Sister Act Backdrops and Scenery Perspectives Written by: Melanie Simmons Anyone who doesn’t think “church” and “entertainment” go together hasn’t seen the musical Sister Act!  The musical was based on the original 1992 feature film, starring Whoopie Goldberg, but it underwent significant adaptation for Broadway. The stage version first premiered in California in…

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How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying – Going Beyond the Script

Going Beyond the Script How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Backdrops and Scenery Perspectives Written by: Melanie Simmons How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying follows the adventures of J. Pierrepont Finch, a young window cleaner who dreams of making his mark in NYC. The musical is based on the best-selling 1952 satirical novel of…

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – Going Beyond the Script

Going Beyond the Script Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Backdrops and Scenery Perspectives Written by: Melanie Simmons Calling all dreamers! Theatre has the power to transport audiences across time and space. So let’s take a journey to ancient Egypt, as we explore the delightful story of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Joseph… was written by…

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Thoroughly Modern Millie – Going Beyond the Script

Going Beyond the Script Thoroughly Modern Millie Backdrops and Scenery Perspectives Written by: Melanie Simmons “Gimme Gimme” some BIG time musical numbers, old-school Broadway charm, and – of course – true love! Thoroughly Modern Millie roared onto Broadway the scene in 2002 and took the theatre world by storm. The story, set in the flashy 1920’s,…

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