As several families gathered to get some work done on Saturday it was brought up that our main set piece, a HUGE story book, may not fit into the theater. Yep, a little panic ran through me. Not being familiar with the theater, this is our first show in Beaverton, I had no idea that the loading area is tight. The book that we are using was built for another show and they used it just fine, so I think everyone in charge of our show assumed it would be fine.
Well, work came to a grinding halt as I jumped into the car to drive the hour away to check on the theater. Several parents met and measured, then built a makeshift piece to see if it would work. Thanks to the Venetian for allowing us to remove a railing during move-in, it is going to work, but just barely. A collective sigh of relief since this IS our set for the show.
Now it is full steam ahead to paint 10 8ft by 10ft pages for this book. So instead of having our time to explore the city on foot and capture it through the lens we spent all of our extra time getting the massive pages prepped for the new scenes to come.
Here are our "city walk" substitute pictures for this week…
Elden and Rachel are using gliding movers to help scoot the pages around so that we can paint out the current scenes to prep for the new scenes. These pages are not only big, but heavy too. They are upside down because there are castors on the bottom that make it difficult to store upright.
Invitation is open to anyone who wants to come on down and help paint scenes for Mulan!