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Mise-En-Scène: Stage awakens with full set, costumes

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Published: Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Updated: Thursday, November 29, 2012 01:11


Molly Waddell | The Houstonian

The actors of “Spring Awakening” sing the first number of the musical in full costume and on a completed set.

The “Spring Awakening” cast and crew have been working since June to put together the spring musical of the Sam Houston State University theatre and musical theatre department.

The set started with research about warehouses in Brooklyn, according to Liz Freese, set designer and assistant professor of theatre.

The set design grew from there. The set designers based the building of the set off of the color model that Freese. The color model shows every aspect of the set and lets the director play “dollhouse” with the characters.

On the other hand, costume designer and SHSU alumnus Keith Pitts researched steampunk. Steampunk is a style of story that involves gothic and Victorian ideas.

The costume designers base their costumes over the renderings that Pitts made on paper bags.

“Spring Awakening” is a story of teenage self-discovery and budding sexuality in 19th century Germany.  

“Spring Awakening” premiers Nov. 28 at 8 p.m. in the University Theatre Center. It will also be showing Nov. 29-Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. with a matinée at 2 p.m. on Dec. 1.

 Tickets are $12 for students and $15 for guests. For tickets contact the UTC Box office at 936-294-1339.


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