re: Show Curtains

boxers7
Broadway Star
joined:8/31/04
Show Curtains
Posted: 3/27/05 at 12:20am
When I go to the theatre I love to look at the show curtains. I think it really sets the mood before the show starts. Do you have a favorite?
Mine are:
The King and I (1996 Revival)
Aida
Gypsy (Bernadette Peters)
Mamma Mia!
Hairspray
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Broadway Star
joined:12/31/69
re: Show Curtains
Posted: 3/27/05 at 12:23am
I like Beauty and The Beast n Wicked's maybe a map but its really cool looking!
Princeton78
Broadway Legend
joined:8/17/04
re: Show Curtains
Posted: 3/27/05 at 12:32am
Hairspray...definately Hairspray....
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PennyLou
Broadway Legend
joined:8/15/03
re: Show Curtains
Posted: 3/27/05 at 12:35am
Hairspray's is awsome and I like the one at all shook up becasue it shows you the town the show is in.
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Princeton78
Broadway Legend
joined:8/17/04
re: Show Curtains
Posted: 3/27/05 at 12:36am
I also love how in London, those hot curtains that are brown and say "Fire Curtain" are dropped during intermission...
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RentBoy86
Broadway Legend
joined:2/15/05
re: Show Curtains
Posted: 3/27/05 at 12:54am
Yeah, i know what ya mean. I liked Beauty and the Beasts...I thought Mamma Mia's was pretty cool too. I saw the touring company of Music Man a year or two ago and thought it had a pretty cool one too. What does Hairsprays look like?
Princeton78
Broadway Legend
joined:8/17/04
re: Show Curtains
Posted: 3/27/05 at 12:55am
It is a big, ruffled hot pink curtain....lemme look for a pic
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InfiniteTheaterFrenzy
Broadway Legend
joined:1/22/05
re: Show Curtains
Posted: 3/27/05 at 12:57am
I <3 Hairspray's curtain! AND the London curtains!
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FOAnatic
Broadway Legend
joined:11/22/04
re: Show Curtains
Posted: 3/27/05 at 01:01am
I heart the new "La Cage" curtain. Yes, it's fluffy and hot pink...but whatever.

I also liked the curtain for the "Into the Woods" revival that was dropped at intermission, with all of the books on it.

I like the "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" curtain...it really sets the mood.

"Spamalot" has a great curtain, too.
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Updated On: 3/27/05 at 01:01 AM
luvtheEmcee
Broadway Legend
joined:12/9/03
re: Show Curtains
Posted: 3/27/05 at 01:02am
Aiiiiiiiiiiiiida. I have a big photo of the curtain as my laptop's desktop background.

I also like Millie's, with the defintion of "modern."
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RentBoy86
Broadway Legend
joined:2/15/05
re: Show Curtains
Posted: 3/27/05 at 01:47am
anyone know any links to any of these show curtains? I would love to see them, since i don't get to NYC ever. Either post or PM me. Thanks.
apdarcey
Broadway Legend
joined:6/10/04
re: Show Curtains
Posted: 3/27/05 at 03:12am
i remember liking aida's when i saw it though now i can't remember it. and la cage's was fabulous!
luvtheEmcee
Broadway Legend
joined:12/9/03
re: Show Curtains
Posted: 3/27/05 at 03:18am

Aida's.

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Broadway Legend
joined:12/31/69
re: Show Curtains
Posted: 3/27/05 at 03:22am
I remember thinking Aida's was meh when i first saw it
but whatever
luvtheEmcee
Broadway Legend
joined:12/9/03
re: Show Curtains
Posted: 3/27/05 at 03:23am
Ack, sorry that picture's so big. Someone let me know if I need to take it down.
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JakeB
Broadway Legend
joined:5/15/03
re: Show Curtains
Posted: 3/27/05 at 04:47am
Definitely Thoroughly Modern Millie, very simplistic but effective.
Sant
Broadway Legend
joined:9/12/04
re: Show Curtains
Posted: 3/27/05 at 06:44am
THE KING AND I (revival)
HAIRSPRAY
WICKED (using the map was a excellent idea)
AIDA (The Eye Of Horus which is an ancient Egyptian symbol, good idea)

And even THE LION KING - though the curtain itself wasn't anything special to look at, but the cutting of the bottom edge giving the impression of the horizon and the two other similar curtains behind it leading up to the sunrise...
ikmbway
Broadway Legend
joined:2/22/05
re: Show Curtains
Posted: 3/27/05 at 08:12am
i am going with Wicked because most people don't know the towns in Oz and since they mention say Kiamo Ko people know where it is if they read the curtain or the walls in tthe lobby (those are the maps right?) I love the Wicked set
BwayTheatre11
Broadway Legend
joined:6/25/03
re: Show Curtains
Posted: 3/27/05 at 09:56am
I was just talking to Emcee about how I have a thing for show curtains. I really don't have a favorite. I will always remember my first production's show curtain (it technically wasn't a curtain)...Footloose. I loved it!
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stagestar130
Stand-by
joined:1/24/05
re: Show Curtains
Posted: 3/27/05 at 10:04am
I've always loved Hairspray's curtain. But they are all amazing in their own ways.
whatyouown223
Broadway Legend
joined:1/4/05
re: Show Curtains
Posted: 3/27/05 at 10:16am
Hairspray's is so awesome
Wicked's is amazing too, combined with the dragon and the stuff around the set. I like Millie's too, and the current King And I tour.
ckeaton
Broadway Legend
joined:11/11/03
re: Show Curtains
Posted: 3/27/05 at 10:24am
I love show curtains too.

Hairspray's is stunning.

I love Aida's. It was perfect how the eye just seemed to pop with the special lighting.

The map at Wicked with the green rotating gobo is pretty cool.

But I have to say I also love coming into a theatre and seeing the first scene set, such as in POTO or most straight plays and regional theatres. It's nice to be able to drink in the details that the designer agonized over.
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CATSNYrevival
Broadway Legend
joined:3/1/04
re: Show Curtains
Posted: 3/27/05 at 10:28am
the current little shop curtain is cool with the logo that lights up and all... that was neat.
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442namffug
Broadway Legend
joined:12/26/04
re: Show Curtains
Posted: 3/27/05 at 11:06am
I loved the Broadway revival of Sound of Music. It was a cool curtain and it had a HUGE snow globee..yes..a SNOW GLOBE actually IN the curatin..very cool
broadwayguy2
Broadway Legend
joined:5/18/03
re: Show Curtains
Posted: 3/27/05 at 11:17am


This is the Hairspray curtain being fabricated in the shop....
"Responding to David Rockwell's design of a "Flip" Main Curtain for Hairspray on Broadway, I. Weiss hand-stitched 27,000' of red silicon tubing in 350 pieces to a velour Austrian Curtain. The Austrian was attached to a steel frame to help hold its shape and support the enormous weight of the entire show curtain - altogether 2,250 lbs."
jonartdesigns
Broadway Legend
joined:5/15/04
re: Show Curtains
Posted: 3/27/05 at 11:22am
i second the little shop curtain and the millie one.
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