Last night, I met the entire cast of Jesus Christ Superstar (well, actually, Jesus wasn't there, but I digress...). What a talented and super interesting group of actors...so many great stories were told as we all got to know each other. Kudos to director Linda Hunt for leading us in that "get to know you" exercise. One thing I love about community theatre is that everyone is in it for the same reason. Just for the love of it, for the fun of collaborating and creating together and putting on an amazing production. We all know there is no money, fame or awards attached to this work, it's purely for the enjoyment we each get from the process.
So, I got to show the cast my Google SketchUps and thought I'd share them with the faithful followers of my blog (heehee, I think its up to one whole follower now). In any case, I enjoy writing my thoughts down here and keeping a journal of things.
Note in the pictures how the two set of steps change from scene to scene. The entire set is stationary except for these two step units and some furniture. Working closely with lighting designer, Brian Mahoney, we plan to make these various stage areas really come to life as unique locations when filled with actors and props (and maybe some cool special effects too).
Enjoy my SketchUps!
|High Priests configuration - the moving staircases create a pyramid for the priests to stand on as they look down upon JC and his followers. This is one of the most open layouts as the entire cast comes onstage for the Hosanna number.|