You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown – Going Beyond the Script

Going Beyond the Script You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown Backdrops and Scenery Perspectives Written by: Melanie Simmons Good grief! Take a trip down memory lane with Broadway darling You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. The daily travails of the six-year-olds featured in Charles M. Schultz’s comic strip, Peanuts, spring to life on the stage with song…

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Dance Recital Backdrops

Backdrops for Dance Recitals Choosing the Right Backdrops for Any Recital Recital season is one of the busiest times of year here at TheatreWorld Backdrops—and with good reason! Backdrops are a great way to add visual interest to your stage and to elevate your costumes and lighting choices. So how can you incorporate a backdrop…

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee: Going Beyond the Script

Going Beyond the Script The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Backdrops and Scenery Perspectives Written by: Melanie Simmons Is everybody ready for some P-A-N-D-E-M-O-N-I-U-M?  Well, dust off your dictionaries. It’s time for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee! This rowdy musical – set in a long, single act – is ideal for the young…

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High School Musical: Going Beyond the Script

Going Beyond the Script High School Musical Backdrops and Scenery Perspectives Written by: Melanie Simmons Nobody expected a Disney Channel movie to take the world by storm, but that’s exactly what happened with High School Musical! This pop musical sensation, directed by Kenny Ortega, captured the hearts of countless teens and tweens and spawned a franchise that…

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Little Shop of Horrors: Going Beyond the Script

Going Beyond the Script Little Shop of Horrors Backdrops and Scenery Perspectives Written by: Melanie Simmons Before they became the go-to team for Disney, Howard Ashman and Alan Menken took the theatre world by storm with their quirky story of a carnivorous alien plant bent on world domination. Little Shop of Horrors is based on a black-comedy film…

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Grease: Going Beyond the Script

Going Beyond the Script Grease Backdrops and Scenery Perspectives Written by: Melanie Simmons If there’s any American musical that needs no introduction, it’s Grease! Written in 1971 by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, Grease came about as an ode to 1950’s nostalgia and the everlasting lure of youth and teenage drama. Despite its glossy veneer, Grease commands…

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