Saturday, May 17, 2014

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES ~ Tacoma Musical Playhouse May 16 - June 8

An elevation and some work light shots before Opening Night.  Production photos to be posted as soon as possible.
Original Elevation of the La Cage Proscenium pieces

This set was all about a gesture (*extends arm up and out, and flexes wrist*).  It was about a gesture of joy, and of acceptance - embracing the truth of who one really is, and what is really important.  We went for the graphic representation of that gesture, most easily found and expressed through Art Deco. 

The show has lots of blurred lines in it: gender, loyalty, morality, love.  Those blurred lines help accent the journey to what is real and important - the lines which should never blur.  So we put Art Deco (where lines seem clear) in an environment where you are never quite sure when you are totally in and totally out of the influence of La Cage Aux Folles.  

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