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Jack and the Magic Beans

Posted in Production Photo on November 4th, 2013 by Eric Appleton

Almost forgot — “Jack and the Magic Beans” opened, went on tour, and closed. Here are a few pictures from the final dress rehearsal. I did the scenic design, costume design is by my colleague Tracey Lyons, and the lighting design is by student Logan Bydalek. We only perform this once on campus under stage lights before the performers take it around to area schools with a wide variety of surprising performance spaces.


Jack and his sister in their farm yard.


Jack in town, about to sell Miss Priss to the Bean Seller.


The beanstalk happens!


In the Giant’s kitchen, the troll prevents Jack from fighting the Giant.


Posted in General Production, Production Photo, Scenic Design, Scenic Painting on October 6th, 2013 by Eric Appleton

This evening’s dress rehearsal:


The stage under work lights, as we begin setting up.


A bit of a closer view. There’s still a fair amount to be done on this end of the stage — before we got rolling, I finished filling the bookcase, and during rehearsal, painted the balustrade’s mate. I’m rather impressed that it really does look so greyscale.


In preset; the lighting designer is student Jayson Winslow. That black fabric is draped over the arm chair because even though I’d painted the back hours before, it was such a humid day by go it still hadn’t dried completely.



And finally, a couple moments from the run.

A Thousand Clowns

Posted in Lighting Design, Production Photo on August 9th, 2012 by Eric Appleton








Photo from final dress.  Sandra and Murray drink their coffee and make very small talk the morning after. . .


A Thousand Clowns

Posted in General Production, Lighting Design, Production Photo on August 8th, 2012 by Eric Appleton







The giant tech table has been struck.  Here’s the view from the tiny tech table as we prepare for photo call.










The office.  Murray visits his brother and agent, Arnold, in search of a job.

Almost, Maine

Posted in Production Photo, Scenic Design, Scenic Painting on June 26th, 2012 by Eric Appleton








Photo from last night’s final dress rehearsal of “Almost, Maine.”  The scene is “Getting It Back,” with Atticus Maasz and Sam Zaddack pictured.  Lighting is by student Sean Jenson, costumes by student Julia Boarini.

Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse

Posted in Lighting Design, Production Photo on April 30th, 2012 by Eric Appleton







“Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse” at Children’s Theatre of Madison begins hang and focus today.   This is a photo of Chester and Wilson competing for the tennis championship of the universe from the 2010 production.