With a little under a week to have the set for The Mikado ready to move to Muriel Kauffman Theatre at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, work will be happening all weekend as the crew and painters work to complete the set. This week metal work for the trellis’ is mostly finished, with work concentrated on adding plywood. In addition painting has finished on the second set scrolls, the sky scrolls, and continued on a number of screen panels that will be seen on stage during The Mikado. Prep work on the shows electrics also began, and rehearsal with the full cast began last weekend. Just imagine how much will be done in the next week!
For more information about the upcoming Lyric Opera production of The Mikado, click here.
Posted in 2012-2013 Season, Lyric Opera Sets, Opera Center, The Mikado
Tagged construction, Gilbert and Sullivan, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Lyric Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Muriel Kauffman Theatre, painting, set, The Mikado
Scenic carpenter Eli Yaffe
Crew members are busy constructing the set for the Company’s all new production of La bohème, which opens the season on September 13.
Due to the hot and humid Missouri weather, our talented construction crew has been working a heat schedule that begins at 6:00 a.m., five days a week. Construction began on July 7th to ensure that the set is completed in time for opening night. The extreme heat and mosquito problems have not dampened the spirits of the crew, but they do look forward to working in air-conditioning when the Company’s new production facility at 18th & Charlotte Streets in the East Crossroads neighborhood is completed.
Bohemian garret in progress
Much progress has been made, and you can easily compare the beginnings of the iconic garret shown here with R. Keith Brumley’s set drawings.
Posted in 2008-2009 Season, Backstage, Opera Center
Tagged construction, Crossroads, headquarters, Kansas City Crossroads, Keith Brumley, La boheme, Lyric Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, opera, Puccini, R. Keith Brumley, set rental