Cinderella: Going Beyond the Script

Going Beyond the Script Cinderella Backdrops and Scenery Perspectives written by: Melanie Simmons Cinderella is one of the most beloved rags-to-riches stories of all time. There are so many versions of this classic fairy tale available and similarly endless ways to stage this beloved story. Whether you’re going for a more “Disney-esque” feel for younger audiences…

Director Spotlight: Robbie Steiner of Floyd Central High School

Director Spotlight Robbie Steiner of Floyd Central High School written by: Melanie Simmons Imagine High School Musical wasn’t so much a Disney concoction as a real place, where you could step inside its halls and run into theatrical stars of tomorrow just waiting to be discovered. That’s what we found when we came across Floyd…

Alice in Wonderland: Going Beyond the Script

Going Beyond the Script Alice in Wonderland Backdrop and Scenery Perspectives ALICE IN WONDERLAND is a journey of imagination and nonsense. Written in 1865 by English author Lewis Carroll, the novel tells the story of a young girl named Alice who falls into the fantasy world known as “Wonderland.” Since the early 1900’s, the book has…

Stage Backdrops: Going Beyond the Script

Going Beyond the Script With Stage Backdrops The Director’s role goes beyond the words, lyrics, staging, casting, costume, hair/make-up, scenic design, and everything else involved with launching a production. Their role is, first and foremost, to engage the audience and create a unique experience. There are many tools at the Director’s hand. Obviously, casting choices…

Choice Musical Theatre Productions for Young Casts and Audiences

Choice Musical Theatre Productions for Young Casts and Audiences Many Directors who work with young casts, or whose audiences are mostly school-aged, find themselves wondering which script is “right” for their next production. In many cases, the best decision for these groups is a Theatre for Young Audiences, or TYA, production. Often times, Directors can find the…

Injecting Your Vision Into THE WIZARD OF OZ With Set Design

Injecting Your Vision Into THE WIZARD OF OZ With Set Design THE WIZARD OF OZ is one of the most popular productions in all of musical theatre.  It is a timeless story that audiences of all ages know and love. Directors have access to four – yes, four – different scripts. This allows them to share this…

Turnaround Arts Gives the Theatrical Community a Boost

Turnaround Arts Gives the Theatrical Community a Boost Everyone who is involved in the Fine Arts knows how much value they bring to society and how much they help children develop into well rounded adults. Unfortunately, those who aren’t directly involved don’t always understand the profound effects that Fine Arts education can have on other areas…

A Deeper Look at the Backdrop Design Process

A Deeper Look at the Backdrop Design Process When our team sets out to design a backdrop, we take several things into account. The needs of theatrical directors, dance instructors, and event planners are priority number one. We survey the market and listen to our clients to identify areas that need more – or better – attention.…

Five of Our Favorite Shows for Young Actors

Five of Our Favorite Shows for Young Actors When working with younger actors, selecting the right show can be tricky. You have to find a production that younger minds can learn and perform, but that still keeps their interest. Furthermore, you want a script that appeals to audiences as well. Fortunately, there are definitely shows…

Monty Python’s SPAMALOT Joins the TheatreWorld Family

Monty Python’s SPAMALOT Joins the TheatreWorld Family Monty Python has a cult following that resonates with fans worldwide. The group’s reach hit Broadway in 2005, as SPAMALOT made its first theatrical run, blending Monty Python’s humor with anecdotes from long-running Broadway shows. This comical take on King Arthur’s quest to locate the Holy Grail created even more Monty Python…