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Inside the Process: Set Design and Layout

2017-05-18T16:46:07+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Inside the Process|

Remember last month when we shared those early sketches for possible set designs? Well now you get to see the next phase of that process: the final design and layout sketches. Curious to see how these will evolve yet again when they move from the page to the stage? Join us at one of the [...]

A Dog’s Life Song Teaser

2017-05-08T22:20:55+00:00 May 13th, 2017|Announcements|

Here's a little taste of A Dog's Life, one of the songs for The Art of Living. This version is being sung by Vivienne Deane, our musical director and composer. In the show, it will be sung by the character Toby - the ghost of a bloodhound. Sound like fun? Come audition! [...]

Q&A with Musical Composer and Musical Director Vivienne Deane

2017-09-04T18:43:58+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Q&A|

Vivienne is the composer for The Art of Living. Here, we asked her a few questions about musicals, the show, and how she goes about composing for a show. Q: What is your favorite thing about working on a musical? A: Initially, I like the three dimensional aspect of a musical. It is a [...]

Q&A with Stage Manager Nikki Hilchey

2017-05-24T14:47:47+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Q&A|

Nikki is the stage manager for The Art of Living. Here, we asked her a few questions about musicals and being a stage manager. Q: What do you like about working on musicals? A: I love how musicals can take messages that may be difficult to convey in dialogue or seem a bit odd in dialogue, put [...]

Q&A with Set Designer Tim Palkovic

2017-04-06T15:22:42+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Q&A|

Tim is the set designer for The Art of Living. Here, we asked him a few questions about musicals, the show, and his design inspirations and influences. Q: What is your favorite thing about working on a musical? A: I like the visual shorthand that is demanded by multiple scenes required for most musicals. The stage [...]

Q&A with Author, Lyricist and Assistant Director Dan Gallagher

2017-04-06T15:22:38+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Q&A|

Dan is the author, lyricist, and assistant director for The Art of Living. Here, we asked him a few questions about musicals, the show, and those awesome sketches of all the characters. Q: What is your favorite thing about working on musicals? A: I love the collaboration that is involved with this type of play. I [...]

Ticket Sales Have Begun!

2017-05-08T16:27:22+00:00 April 7th, 2017|Announcements|

Tickets are officially available for purchase! We hope you'll join us in October for this exciting production. You can get your tickets HERE, and you save $5 by purchasing in advance. Your ticket also enters you in a door raffle for an iPhone 7! Showtimes are: Friday October 6th at 7:30pm Saturday October 7th at [...]

Q&A with Pianist Jennifer Moore

2017-09-04T18:45:47+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Q&A|

Jennifer is the musical director and pianist for The Art of Living. Here, we asked her a few questions about musicals, the show, and what, exactly, the pianist does. Q: What is your favorite thing about working on a musical? A: I love the community that comes together to animate a story through acting, music, dance, [...]

Inside the Process: Set Design Beginnings

2017-04-06T15:22:19+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Inside the Process|

Designing the set for The Art of Living (as with any show!) is a collaborative process that involves both creative and technical considerations. The design should support the narrative and help communicate place and time to the audience. If it can help set the mood, even better! But it also needs to be functional. There [...]

Q&A with Head Make-Up Artist Elizabeth Ashley Smyth

2017-04-06T15:22:12+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Q&A|

Elizabeth is the head make-up artist for The Art of Living. Here, we asked her a few questions about musicals, the show, and (of course) make-up! Q: What is your favorite thing about working on a musical? A: Working on a musical speaks volumes to me because it's always been my favorite type of entertainment. I've [...]