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Notes on the “Jesus Christ Superstar” set

I will take some time to give you an update on the set construction for BLT’s upcoming production of “Jesus Christ Superstar.”  I posted here before when designing sets for BLT shows.  This show, however, is a different beast altogether. … Continue reading

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BLT considers “movie night”

For those of you who have seen last season’s The Who’s Tommy and our current show Dead Man’s Cell Phone, you will have noticed that BLT is the proud owner of two small projectors. Projected scenery has been a coming thing for … Continue reading

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Designer Thoughts On Anna In The Tropics’ Set Design

Anna in the Tropics closed this past weekend at Burien Little Theatre. It was a joint production between BLT and Latino Theatre Projects. I was the scenic and lighting designer for the show and wanted to share some insights into … Continue reading

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From the Board President

As those of you who read this blog regularly know, Burien Little Theatre (BLT), a 501(c)(3) veteran performing arts provider, serves the greater Burien area by hosting an eclectic program of four live shows a season. One of those is … Continue reading

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Tommy – Notes from the director

                                                        Tommy Director’s Notes In The Who’s rock opera Tommy, the song “Amazing Journey” begins Tommy’s narrative of events in his life laid out for us in the story to follow. My own amazing journey with this show started several … Continue reading

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Director’s Note #4

So, for everyone who has been reading these director notes, I really wanted to get more out during the course of our rehearsal period. However, as is typical for projects this size, it just took on a life of its … Continue reading

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Interview with Costume Designer Dodi Rose Zooropa

As you all know from visiting this blog about our upcoming production of Frankenstein, we are featuring interviews with members of our design team.  This week, we hear from Dodi Rose Zooropa, our costume designer.  Dodi and I have worked on several projects together … Continue reading

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Director’s Notes #3

Well, we’re far into our third week of rehearsals now, and I wanted to get this out earlier. At the end of this week, we’ll have the show completely blocked. There are still many acting choices that need to be … Continue reading

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Director’s Notes #2

 Well, it is now the end of the first week of regular rehearsals. Traditionally, the first rehearsal consists of a read through, costume measurements and paperwork details. All the actors are measured by the costumer designer; then the stage manager … Continue reading

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Director’s Notes #1

I have been thinking of the best way to start my blogging presence here and have decided to use this forum as a sort of running commentary on the directing process. I hope you find this interesting – so here … Continue reading

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