TheatreWorld Makes Syndicated Television Debut On CBS’ ‘The Talk’

'Wonderland Gate' Backdrop Centerpiece For Alice In Wonderland Themed Halloween Episode

Friday, November 02, 2012
TheatreWorld Makes Syndicated Television Debut On CBS’ ‘The Talk’ TAMPA, FL – TheatreWorld Backdrops, providers of the finest Broadway-quality theatrical scenic and event backdrops, made its syndicated television debut today on the special Halloween episode of CBS’ hit daytime show, The Talk.

Now in its third season, The Talk stars co-hosts Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood and Aisha Tyler, well-known news and entertainment personalities who examine current events, pop culture, contemporary issues, family, celebrity and the trending topics of the day.

In keeping with the show’s tradition of presenting an elaborate themed show for Halloween, producers followed up last season’s Wizard of Oz theme this year with Alice In Wonderland.

Contacted earlier in the month by CBS Studio City, California’s Art Director, Matt Tognacci, TheatreWorld’s “Wonderland Gate” backdrop was selected to serve as the centerpiece for episode from which Tognacci and his team would design an elaborate set around. 

Featuring enchanted oaks, magical mushrooms, animal topiaries and mystical foliage, CBS’ set featured the show’s hosts costumed as The Mad Hatter (Chen), Alice (Gilbert), The Queen Of Hearts (Osbourne), The Cheshire Cat (Tyler) and The White Rabbit (Underwood) sitting around the table at The Mad Hatter’s tea party.

TheatreWorld Backdrops’ “Wonderland Gate” was featured prominently directly upstage center of the hosts and the tea party table.

The Talk’s Alice In Wonderland Halloween episode received a great deal of press coverage and fanfare in the days leading up to the October 31 broadcast including features on Entertainment Tonight and Inside Edition.  The Talk’s audience reaction to the show was overwhelmingly positive as the show received thousands of tweets and YouTube posts complimenting the opulent set, costumes and the overall show.

Tognacci himself was extraordinarily happy with his team’s set and very complimentary of the “Wonderland Gate” backdrop.

“The Halloween show was a blast to design this year,” Tognacci wrote to TheatreWorld.  “Thank you so much for the beautiful backdrop!  I’m sure we’ll be talking again in the near future.”