Guys and Dolls
Props Master Advisor
Design Brief: The director wanted the show to match the
music, bright and happy. We chose to go with bold pops of color and added globe lights to many set pieces to create a golden age classic musical.
Set pieces: Being a multi-scene musical, many set pieces were created to be used both front and back so save on offstage storage space. For example, the New York City side walls for the street scenes, would turn around to create the interior of the mission.
Scene Transitions: The use of backdrops and flying scenic elements helped greatly in the transition of the scenes. In total, we used 2
backdrops; sewer and an urban city, a solid full stage black drape, and the cyc. Deck scenic units were either castered or used a carpeted base to glide on and off stage. One challenge was the use of side dance light. All scenic pieces and drops had to be choreographed so that scene could be taken on and off only moving up and downstage, in between drops flying in and out.
Sewer Drop: This was a custom made cut drop. The center area was cut out, so that a rolling oversized pipe could fit inside of the
opening, allowing dancers and actors to enter from upstage.
The Scenic Painting 1 class helped size, cartoon, paint and cut the drop.
Director: Johnpaul Moccia
Musical Director: Nina Vanderhoof
Choreographer: Renee Brown
Technical Director: Tim Dickey
Lighting Designer: Ryan Bible
Costume Designer: Nichole Dickey
Hair & Makeup Designer: Ellen Dawson
Props Master: Zane Mosher
Photographer: Meghan V. LaLonde