Month: February 2012
Three days to go
It’s a scary thought… 3 days, 3 more rehearsals, 14 hours of rehearsal time until “Pippin” opens. We had our first day of tech on Friday, which went swimmingly. Everything is falling into place. The costumes look fabulous, the pit orchestra is getting the music, our actors and putting everything together and stage crew is … More Three days to go
Two Weeks to Go!
Once upon a time in the land of Stage Crew Lived two painters that everyone knew. They painted sets as if they were pros (Though they never could keep the paint off of their clothes). One day Ms. Figg-Franzoi said, “Sam and Nikki, I’d like you to make me a lovely bed tree.” So that … More Poetree
How we made the tree bed
By Nikki Loiben (2012) In order to build the tree bed for the “Pippin” set, Sam and I spent numerous crew sessions building and painting the prop. First, we began by building a rectangular structure to attach bed posts too. With the help of Randy, we were able to make a tilted bed on wheels. … More How we made the tree bed
3 weeks until Pippin.. It’s crunch time!
With only a few weeks until show time, it’s definitely starting to show that the entire cast and crew are getting a little antsy. There is a mix of anxiety and exhilaration running rampant through the theatre department. I can honestly say, however, that watching the musical unfold first hand has been amazing. Each day, … More 3 weeks until Pippin.. It’s crunch time!
Painting the Floor
3 weeks ago, I spent my time before school and during lunch, painting the stage floor. We were moving the set into place that night, so we wanted to paint the floor under it before placing it. Lunch was filled with questions. “What are you doing?” “Are you allowed to do that?” “Why is it … More Painting the Floor
Last week, ah… last week. It seems so calm and peaceful now, thinking back on it from a rehearsal free weekend. Monday marked out first run through of Act 2. While is was fun to run, we all realized that we were very behind. So, the days to follow were spent playing catch-up. There were … More Hard Work