Spring 1998 - Anything Goes
The spring of 1998 brought Anything Goes to The Blair
stage. It was our last performance in the Elizabeth Stickley Auditorium
and the Stage Crew came through with real curving staircases and another
1000 square foot drop. Since we were leaving we could cut the drop for
entrances and portholes. It was originally going to show the structure
of the ship (the black part) but was changed to only show the superstructure
(white). After Scene 1 the drop flew off, the curving staircases swept
on (on hinges) and the show began. This set left plenty of room for dancing
and had nine entrances. The swinging doors opened to show the interior
of the ship and the cyclorama was festooned with white Christmas lights
for the night scenes.
We kept the circular staircases and moved them to the new Auditorium.
If you'd like to learn how to build a circular staircase click here.
We tried a wraparound cover for our Anything Goes program,
but the program artist, who shall remain nameless, ignored the first rule
of "Xerox" style publishing: No solid black space!!
The copier jammed time and time again. After we cut away the black space
the copier was still recalcitrant. In the end Micah Evans bailed us out
with new cover art, reproduced below. It is a tribute to his skill as an
artist that he knocked this out in about an hour.
Go to Les Miserables,
our first show in the New Blair Auditorium.