(The Land of Narnia)
(One Last look at the Kings Study)
This show is one of those that kept us painting and fixing right down to the show date! This one took MASSIVE amounts a stage painting, (lots of 2 - 3 A.M. nights!) but the end result of the teams work is just marvelous! Having done this show at the theatre before, we set out to "out do" the last time and I really think we did. We had the collaborations of my ideas along with those of three different directors, most of the bone structure of the sets goes to the talents of Joe (co-captian of the set dressing team) and Bryson (the Set teams master carpenter) as always most the finished Stylized product was my doing with lots and lots of help to get it finished. With a HUGE and special thanks to friend Utah who designed, built and painted the witches sleigh!
My projects included,
Mr. Tumnus' cave
The White Witches Castle
The Lamp Post
Sounds easy, right...
"The Chronicles of Narnia- The Lion, The Witch, & Wardrobe"
The story begins in 1940 during World War II, when four siblings--Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie--are evacuated from London to escape the Air Raid Blitz. They are sent to live with their Uncle Digory, who lives in a country house in the English countryside.
( The Set of Marbleton Manor)
(Set of Tumnus cave, design collaboration of Joe Reed and Myself.)
(Sleigh by Utah)Her spiteful older brother Edmund enters the wardrobe and meets the White Witch, who befriends him and offers him magical Turkish delight that enchants him.
Eventually all four of the children enter Narnia together while hiding in the wardrobe. Edmund sneaks away to the White Witch. Her castle is filled with stone statues--enemies she has petrified.
(Witches Ice Castle/ Courtyard designed by Myself.)
(With Petrified residents of Narnia)The children and their new found guides the Beavers meet with Aslan and his army. Peter engages in his first battle, killing a wolf who threatens Susan.
(The Sacrificial Stone Table)The following morning Aslan is restored to life. Unknown to the witch, "deeper magic from before the dawn of time" allows someone who willingly dies in the place of another to return to life.
As stressful as this show has been to get up, its entrancing to watch! I wish the plot wasnt as long as your arm and I could post more before and after pictures! As Always I owe a huge thanks to scads of people who came and helped paint, cut things out, listen to me complain, and kept us going to reach the finished goal.
Chalk another one up to Success!