July 25-August 1, 2020 Access Codes on sale NOW!
With the health and safety of performers and patrons of primary importance, the MainStage Irving-Las Colinas Board of Directors has decided that, in light of COVID-19 restrictions and required social distancing, to replace the scheduled production of the large-scale musical Disaster! with a streamed production of David Javerbaum’s An Act of God available for STREAMING from Saturday, July 25 at 7:30 PM through 11:59 PM on Saturday, August 1.
The full-length, three-person comedy An Act of God is a side-splittingly funny and critically acclaimed play that creates a space for The Almighty (with the help of two devoted angels) to answer the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation. The work also answers to the necessity of social distancing.
Current subscribers and ticket holders will be mailed new “tickets” with individual streaming access codes. Please be on the lookout for those to arrive early next week. If you do not receive your streaming ticket(s) in the mail by Thursday, July 23, contact the MainStage administrative offices at (972) 594-6104.
What to expect? MainStage has partnered with the user-friendly streaming service (www.ShowTix4U.com). The ticket(s) you receive will include easy-to-follow instructions, a link for seamless streaming and your personal access code(s). Each code entitles the ticket holder one streamed production to be watched within 48 hours. MainStage understands that experiencing a play from your home is not the same as enjoying it live and in-person, but this streaming option helps MainStage to continue producing award-winning live theatre you expect.
Thank you for your continued support and hope you enjoy the show!
I am currently designing Disaster! The Musical. This show has a lot of movement, we have over 30 set changes. I am very carefully going through each scene to see what needs to be created and what we can repurpose in other scenes. I'm also thinking about how effortless this needs to be at the same time.
I have been using the iPad Pro to help me with the art concepts. Below is a number called Saturday Night.
Well, it looks like I am helping a friend with one of her set designs as her assistant. I am taking her concept pictures and turning them into workable drawings so the show can get built. The show is Harvey at Water Tower Theater in Addison, Texas. Click here to get your tickets!
About the Play This Pulitzer Prize-winning play follows Elwood P. Dowd – a polite man with a very strange best friend. Elwood’s sister, Veta, is concerned her brother’s friend will interfere with her life as a socialite. And who can blame her! Elwood’s friend is a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch invisible rabbit named Harvey. To avoid future embarrassment, Veta attempts to have Elwood committed, but after her frantic recount of her brother’s condition she finds herself mistakenly committed instead. The truth quickly reveals itself, and the search is on for Elwood and his invisible companion. But Elwood and Harvey’s influence on more than one of the doctors leads Veta to realize that maybe Harvey isn’t so bad after all.
So it looks like I'm going to be designing Disaster! The Musical at MainStage Irving-Las Colinas in Dallas in the spring of 2020. Take a look at the broadway production below to get an idea of what this silly show has instore.
Well it looks like I am almost done with my set design for Boeing Boeing. Today I am painting a 7'-4' reproduction of a Picasso. In order for this to read as a painting off stage I had to alter the design and exaggerate the brush strokes. Some audience members will see this about sixty feet away.
I am working on the show Bowing Boeing yet again! This will mark the third time I have worked on this production. The first time was the assistant to the set designer, the second was set designer for a college, and now again set designer for a local company.
What's interesting is how different they look based on the space. At the college we were in a small studio space that sat about 85 people. The finishing details had to be spot on as the audience was practically sitting in the living room with the characters.
This new production will be performed in a larger proscenium space with 300 seats. My new design is needs to fill up the space while looking a little more presentational. Below is a model of the show. Come back and see how the finished product will look once installed.
Boeing Boeing Model for Main Stage Irving Las Colinas
I love the Disney Parks! I've been to all of the ones in the United States this year. My favorite park is actually the original because I find it to be the most detailed out of all the parks, yes it's more detailed than the Magic Kingdom in Orlando. Check out the video below and take a tour of the ultimate Disneyland back yard!