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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

Saturday Night Fever – Going Beyond the Script

Going Beyond the Script Saturday Night Fever Backdrops and Scenery Perspectives Written by: Melanie Simmons It’s 1976 and disco fever is sweeping the nation. Few films captured this cultural phenomenon like Saturday Night Fever. John Badham’s 1977 film enjoyed enormous commercial success. The film spread the popularity of disco worldwide. It also launched its star, John Travolta, into…