The Magic Flute’s Beautiful and Unusual Set
The cast for The Magic Flute is currently rehearsing in our black box, before they move into Capitol Theatre next week. Usually what happens for rehearsal is the space of the Capitol Theatre stage and the scenery pieces are marked on the floor in tape, so that the cast knows where stairs and walls and such are going to be. This isn’t a great photo, but you can see some of the tape lines on the floor:
Well, the set for The Magic Flute is a little different. Instead of tape, we have canvas and paint:
That’s a closeup, and this is what it looks like when you step back:
Crazy, right? The set is so full of jagged lines and layers, it was easier to have the scene shop paint the lines than have them taped down. Here’s a model of what the set actually looks like:
Can’t wait to see it in action!