Page: 1

Scrpts with interesting sets

Gothampc
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/03
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/20/03
re: Scrpts with interesting sets#1
Posted: 2/24/06 at 10:47pm
It's A Bird...It's A Plane...It's Superman
If anyone ever tells you that you put too much Parmesan cheese on your pasta, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
Katurian2 Profile PhotoKaturian2 Profile Photo
Katurian2
Broadway Legend
joined:9/18/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
9/18/05
re: Scrpts with interesting sets#2
Posted: 2/24/06 at 11:29pm
Assassins is always interesting to see staged. I have seen it 3 totally different ways, and loved it more each time. Evita is also a challenge to stage with all the projections and so on.
"Are you sorry for civilization? I am sorry for it too." ~Coast of Utopia: Shipwreck
BwayBaby18 Profile PhotoBwayBaby18 Profile Photo
BwayBaby18
Broadway Legend
joined:2/19/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
2/19/05
re: Scrpts with interesting sets#3
Posted: 2/24/06 at 11:37pm
You can make ANYTHING intresting...... you want a challenge try and redesign Grand Hotel
timote316
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
7/20/04
re: Scrpts with interesting sets#4
Posted: 2/24/06 at 11:42pm
You really can make anything interesting.

As for Evita, I'm sure it can be done without the projections. I'd think you'd lose the realistic touches of seeing the actual Eva Peron in action, but it can be done. I've seen a production without the projections (but on the same set and staging as the original, so it was just kinda... empty almost).

A show like Assassins is wonderful - you can go big, or you can go minimalist. I love that.
Katurian2 Profile PhotoKaturian2 Profile Photo
Katurian2
Broadway Legend
joined:9/18/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
9/18/05
re: Scrpts with interesting sets#5
Posted: 2/24/06 at 11:45pm
I prefer minimalist. Sondheim shows have proven they can be better that way.
"Are you sorry for civilization? I am sorry for it too." ~Coast of Utopia: Shipwreck
dotvmike Profile Photodotvmike Profile Photo
dotvmike
Stand-by
joined:9/5/05
Stand-by
joined:
9/5/05
re: Scrpts with interesting sets#6
Posted: 2/24/06 at 11:54pm
For our final project for Drawing and Rendering I ended up doing an interesting set design for Chess. I used the "One Night in Bangkok" scene. It turned out pretty cool. I was thinking about maybe doing something for Hedwig and the Angry Inch but I obviuously chose to go with Chess. Good Luck!
jonartdesigns Profile Photojonartdesigns Profile Photo
jonartdesigns
Broadway Legend
joined:5/15/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/15/04
re: Scrpts with interesting sets#7
Posted: 2/24/06 at 11:57pm
the how to succeed set could be interesting. Peter Pan, Any Disney show
My Icon "Swiney" the Swine Flu Mascot- art by me. "Grease," the fourth revival of the season, is the worst show in the history of theater and represents an unparalleled assault on Western civilization and its values. - Michael Reidel
Dre2387 Profile PhotoDre2387 Profile Photo
Dre2387
Broadway Legend
joined:7/16/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
7/16/05
re: Scrpts with interesting sets#8
Posted: 2/24/06 at 11:59pm
I think the weirdest set is for Our Town. two ladders in one act and a cemetery in another.
<--- the set of A Midsummer Night's Dream that I was assistant stage manager for during the 2007 season at the STNJ outdoor stage.

-Dre-
You must remember all the same that at the crux of every game is knowing when it's time to leave the table... And it's important to be artful in your exit. No turning back, you must accept the con is done... It was a ball, it was a blast. And it's a shame it couldn't last. But every chapter has to end, you must agree.
~Dirty Rotten Scoundrels~

There's a special kind of people known as show people. We live in a world full of dreams. Sometimes we're not too certain what's false and what's real. But we're seldom in doubt about what we feel.
~Curtains~

It is a far, far better thing I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest I go to, than I have ever known.
~A Tale of Two Cities ~
jv92 Profile Photojv92 Profile Photo
jv92
Broadway Legend
joined:11/4/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
11/4/05
re: Scrpts with interesting sets#9
Posted: 2/25/06 at 12:06pm
Company, Follies, Cabaret, Chicago, Pal Joey (as a unit set maybe?)
Katurian2 Profile PhotoKaturian2 Profile Photo
Katurian2
Broadway Legend
joined:9/18/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
9/18/05
re: Scrpts with interesting sets#10
Posted: 2/25/06 at 12:07pm
My school is doing Our Town right now, and we are building the entire thing on a rake.
"Are you sorry for civilization? I am sorry for it too." ~Coast of Utopia: Shipwreck
Jon
Broadway Legend
joined:2/20/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
2/20/04
re: Scrpts with interesting sets#11
Posted: 2/25/06 at 12:18pm
Interesting - the whole point of OUR TOWN is that it's supposedto be done with NO SET. The stage should look like a bare stage.
Hairspraydoll Profile PhotoHairspraydoll Profile Photo
Hairspraydoll
Broadway Star
joined:6/8/05
Broadway Star
joined:
6/8/05
re: Scrpts with interesting sets#12
Posted: 2/25/06 at 12:48pm
I've seen some interesting concepts of Chess.
Be the change you want in the world....
Horton Profile PhotoHorton Profile Photo
Horton
Broadway Legend
joined:4/29/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
4/29/05
re: Scrpts with interesting sets#13
Posted: 2/25/06 at 1:13pm
The Hairy Ape
Candleshoe2 Profile PhotoCandleshoe2 Profile Photo
Candleshoe2
Broadway Star
joined:8/16/04
Broadway Star
joined:
8/16/04
re: Scrpts with interesting sets#14
Posted: 2/25/06 at 3:16pm
You could always do something interesting with "Into the Woods".
AlmostFamous Profile PhotoAlmostFamous Profile Photo
AlmostFamous
Broadway Star
joined:1/8/06
Broadway Star
joined:
1/8/06
re: Scrpts with interesting sets#15
Posted: 2/25/06 at 4:53pm
I found Aida interesting...very simple but beautiful!
RentBoy86
Broadway Legend
joined:2/15/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
2/15/05
re: Scrpts with interesting sets#16
Posted: 2/25/06 at 5:16pm
Look for things by Caryl Churchill. She does a lot of almost absurd type stuff that could be very interesting to design. Or anything by Euguen Ionesco.
Katurian2 Profile PhotoKaturian2 Profile Photo
Katurian2
Broadway Legend
joined:9/18/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
9/18/05
re: Scrpts with interesting sets#17
Posted: 2/25/06 at 5:27pm
Jon~ Yes, I'm not a huge fan of it. Especially since the floor is painted a God-awful fake wood tile.
"Are you sorry for civilization? I am sorry for it too." ~Coast of Utopia: Shipwreck
thez914 Profile Photothez914 Profile Photo
thez914
Featured Actor
joined:2/13/05
Featured Actor
joined:
2/13/05
re: Scrpts with interesting sets#18
Posted: 2/25/06 at 7:44pm
I just worked on a production of THE SECRET GARDEN...now there's a show with a design challenge. There are over 10 settings and the script moves from one to the next quite rapidly. Plus, you have a variety of settings - both indoor and outdoor, night and day, India and England - that challenges you to be innovative and creative while also coming up with something plausible and effective.
"Art is always in crisis: you must work fast to write in the breath on the window." -Edward Bond