Backstage Video: Scenic Art Studios - The Making of Beetlejuice The Musical

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Here's a video from Scenic Art Studios of a behind the scenes look into the making of the scenery for Beetlejuice The Musical. This video takes you from the David Korins Design studio as Scenic Designer and David Korins work out the design through to scene painting work at Scenic Art Studios and scenic fabrication at scene shop Showmotion Inc.{youtube}v=0HvfZ9JrrXY{/youtube}

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Backstage Video: USITT19 Recap

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It’s been just under a month since USITT19 took over the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville for four days full of networking, learning opportunities, and the latest theatre tech! USITT thanks everyone for making this its most successful Conference to date! Here's a video recap of the Conference and Stage Expo from USITT: {youtube}v=w9SmCQHsfxk{/youtube} 

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The 2019 TDF/Irene Sharaff Award Recipients
The 2019 TDF/Irene Sharaff Award Recipients

The 2019 TDF/Irene Sharaff Award Recipients

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Award-winning costume designer Susan Hilferty and legendary scenic designer John Lee Beatty are among the 25th Anniversary TDF/Irene Sharaff Award recipients. The awards are presented through TDF’s Costume Collection at a ceremony on Friday, April 26, at 6:30pm, at the Edison Ballroom. Hilferty was selected to receive the TDF/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award for costume design and Beatty will receive the Robert L. B. Tobin Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatrical Design. Additionally, costume designer Mio Guberinic will receive the TDF/Kitty Leech Young Master Award and Rodney Gordon will receive the TDF/Irene Sharaff Artisan Award.
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Backstage Video: The Designs for the Neverending Story at the 2019 Stratford Festival

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Hiding in a closet to avoid school bullies, ten-year-old Bastian becomes immersed in a strangely compelling book: the tale of a hero’s quest to save the realm of Fantastica from the encroaching terror of the Nothing. But is Bastian just a reader of this extraordinary story – or a vital part of it? Produced as a part of The Stratford Festival's Schulich Children’s Plays, The Neverending Story is an adaptation of the novel by Michael Ende and adapted by David S. Craig. In this video from Stratford Festival, Designer, Bretta Gerecke discusses her design work on this fantastical production: {youtube}v=AR6JbiHZYr8{/youtube}

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The Meyer Sound audio rig highlighted on the set of Follies at The National Theatre in London. Photo by Ellie Kurttz
The Meyer Sound audio rig highlighted on the set of Follies at The National Theatre in London. Photo by Ellie Kurttz

National Theatre in London Install Meyer Sound LEOPARD and LINA for Good

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Lavished with exuberant praise by critics, a 2017 production of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies was a complete sellout for the Olivier Theatre — the largest stage of London’s esteemed National Theatre complex. Since audiences couldn’t get enough, the production has been revived for 2019, and returning along with it are Meyer Sound’s LEOPARD and LINA line array loudspeakers augmented by more than 25 additional fill and delay loudspeakers. As part of a unique sonic collaboration between Meyer Sound and the National Theatre, the entire system will remain as the permanent house system after the scheduled close of Follies in May. Here's a video from Meyer Sound on the new audio system at the National:
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A view of The Jungle, with a set design by Miriam Buether, playing in the very altered Curran Theatre in San Francisco, CA. Photo By Marc Brenner
A view of The Jungle, with a set design by Miriam Buether, playing in the very altered Curran Theatre in San Francisco, CA. Photo By Marc Brenner

Backstage Video: Watch the Curran Theatre Transformed to The Jungle

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Here is a backstage time-lapse video of the Curran Theatre in San Francisco as it is transformed for the West Coast premiere of a new play, The Jungle. The play covers the hopeful, resilient residents of the Jungle – the short-lived, self-governing society that emerged within a sprawling refugee camp in Calais, France. After productions in London and New York, The Jungle takes over the Curran, transforming its traditional proscenium space into Miriam Buether’s award-winning set design. The capacity of the theater is now at 600 seats, down from the theater's normal 1,600 seats, for the production that runs from March 26 to May 19. {youtube}v=Xka8veAE4rc{/youtube}

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