Production still of "Trouble" from The Music Man, which was produced this past spring. The design concept was that all the residents of River City lack color, so their costumes are various shades of white, beige, grey, or black. Harold Hill is the only one at first with any color, but as he begins to affect the townspeople they gain more and more color. Some characters start with colored vests or gloves, but by the top of Act II all the town has brightly colored costumes. The ensemble all brought their own shirts from home. Long A-line skirts were found or made for the adult women. Circle skirts were made for the juvenile women. Pants were purchased and dyed or bleached for all the men. Harold Hill's jacket was custom made. The vest was a discount formalwear white vest that I glued red and yellow satin ribbon to. His suitcase was made for the show to support his weight. Still courtesy of our resident photographer at hermanbustamante.com
oooh, I'd love it if not for the fact that the centerpiece isn't very well lit And dress those cables! Otherwise, well done!
Yeah, unfortunately the picture was taken during tech week while our lighting designer was still working. You should have seen the ladder, source fours, and stacks of gel frames that were just out of the shot to the left. Thanks for checking out the pic!
I love it! I love when shows use strong colour theory to support the story and characters! I would have loved to have seen it!
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I know! The songs stick with you forever... I performed in the show five(!!) times. They never had to reteach the music to me. After I designed for this production I had Wells Fargo Wagon stuck in my head for about a month.
OMIGOD I DID THE JUNIOR VERSION OF THAT!!!! I can't get the songs out of my head though. XD