Friday, December 16, 2011

Workstudy Holiday Party!

 The workstudy holiday party took place last Friday (Dec. 9) in the Studio Theatre.  Damon's scenic workstudy and Purple Paul spent the morning making the theatre a Winter Wonderland in advance of the party and the MTA semi-formal dance that evening.

 The lovely decor!
 Elle gleefully steals a gift during the exchange!
 Lexi smugly steals some Toy Story bags.
 Seana is thrilled with her Playdough!
 Purple Paul's fancy setup for trivia
 One trivia team...complete with Ian, Seana, and Sassy (the knitter!)
 Lexi and Constance win the one-handed gift wrapping game!  This is (we think) the 4th year in a row that they have dominated the game.
 Elle made an EPIC gingerbread castle!
Constance made her own Mr. Potatohead...(the potato was actually something won in the gift exchange.  In the giver's defense, it WAS a GIGANTIC potato.)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


 A quick preview of the set and costumes

 Clarice, the little scene-stealer!
Lexi samples some stage blood during class

Curse of the Starving Class opens tonight!

No one delves into the darkest corners of domesticity like Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard. His expositions on the death of the American family—part obituary, part police blotter—crackle with savage wit, exhilarating brutality, and the high-stakes hubris of Greek tragedy.
The Tate family is barely subsisting on a scrap of a California avocado farm. Son Wesley stands on the precarious edge of manhood, his prospects dim, while his sister Emma immerses herself in 4-H projects and horse-back fantasies. Their father Weston has driven the family deep into debt, but he's got a scheme to sell the place and start fresh. He has no idea that his wife Ella is cooking up a deal of her own.

Nov 30 — Dec 4
Wed-Fri, 8 p.m.

Sat, 2 & 8 p.m.
Sun, 2 p.m.

For mature audiences.
Campus tickets are just $7!For students, faculty, staff and immediately family
Additional tickets are $15
Order Tickets Online
or call the Box Office at 484.664.3333

Monday, November 21, 2011

Another fat suit...

This one a beer gut for Curse of the Starving Class.  

Coming soon:  Pretty dance pictures for Master Choreographers!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thanks Scott

Moving Stories
Nov 17-19
Baker Theatre, Muhlenberg College
This is dance as storytelling, narration in human form, addressing themes as broad-ranging as the students' own diverse backgrounds. Some of their pieces are introspective, some lighthearted, some cheerful, some profound; all represent the work of talented students finding expression in collaboration and movement.

Moving Stories features thirteen of the department's brightest student choreographers:
Jeremy Arnold ... Matt Austin ... Krista Bacchieri ... Laura Baehr ... Candace Eaton ... Kelsey Hutchison ... Christine Marty ... AlexJo Natale ... Sioned Papparotto ... Christine Pepin ... Nina Pongratz ... Meredith Stapleton ... Jaclyn Walsh
Thursday, Nov 17, 8 p.m.
Friday, Nov 18, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Nov 19, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

The best seats are available for this evening, Thursday.
Campus Price: $7!
(for Berg students, faculty and staff, and their immediate family members, and for all LVAIC students, faculty, and staff)
Other patrons, $15
$8 for ages 17 & under
Order Tickets Online
or call the Box Office at 484.664.3333

2 Boys A-Serging!

Lane and Kadeem work on their pants!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

What a weird week!

 Kevin explores the possibilities of how to make Ian pee on stage.....
 Kelsey blow-dries some fake vomit...
 I make yet another fat suit (this time, a serious beer gut!)....
And some pretty ballerinas from Moving Stories to clear the palate.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

It's business as usual here today, but we did party on Friday!

 Sarah as Sookie Stackhouse and her friend Molly as a crossword
 Sarah again, and Caroline as a Damsel In Distress
 Lexi as a Replicant
 Kelsey as Miss Maine
 Dayna as Puss in Boots' girlfriend
 Sarah's contribution -- oreo spiders!
 Liz as a peacock!
 Elle is the Serger Cone Queen!
 Marilyn as Cat in the Hat
 Ian is....?
Here we all are! 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Merrily Promo Pic

This weekend, availability is limited for Friday and Sunday. Both Saturday shows are sold out.
Next week, we still have excellent seats remaining Wednesday through Friday, and good seats for the weekend.
If you MUST see it this weekend, act now: 484-664-3333 or order online .
Campus tickets are just $7! (Regular price, a bargain at $20!)
If you have the option, we recommend next week.

Read the Preview article in yesterday's Express-Times:
Watch tonight's preview on Service Electric, TV2, at 6:30 and 9.
The show will also be featured in tomorrow's Morning Call, in an upcoming edition of Musings on WDIY 88.1 fm, and in  this month's edition of Icon magazine, available at the Baker Center info desk.

(Please spread the word!)
Thursday, Nov. 3
12:30 - 1:45 p.m.

Go behind the scenes of the current mainstage musical, with a performance of the musical number "The Blob," from the show's first scene, and a Q-and-A with several members of the show's artistic team:
- Director James Peck
- Choreographer Jeremy Arnold '12
- Musical Director Ken Butler
- Costume Designer Constance Case

The show runs through Nov. 6:
Friday, Oct. 28, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 29, 2 & 8 p.m. (sold out)
Sunday, Oct. 30, 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 8 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 3, 8 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 4, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 5, 8 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 6, 2 p.m.
Read the show description 
Purchase tickets  or 484-664-3333
Look at rehearsal photos 

Hope to see you at the show!

(Text stolen from Scott Snyder)

Tech for Merrily...

Tech is actually going rather well!  Everyone looks lovely and the show is a lot of fun. I'll post some show pictures when I can download a couple off of Facebook (it won't let me on Firefox and I can't get into it on IE). 

We had some time yesterday, and Constance wanted to make up a 1960's hair tutorial for the actors and wardrobe....

Yeah, Jess and I were the victims.  Doesn't Jess look thrilled at her new look?

Friday, October 21, 2011

The Costume Sale is Underway!

 The line to get hour before we opened!

Lexi models a costume for sale.

There are still plenty of goodies left, at astoundingly cheap prices!  We're here today until 6 PM and tomorrow from 9AM until 1PM.  Don't miss it!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Smile for the Camera!

Mardi (and off-camera, Dayna) get filmed for the department recruitment video!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Costume Sale Announcement

The costume shop is proud to announce that proceeds from the costume sale will be donated to Turning Point of Lehigh Valley!  This is a great cause and we're proud to help them out!  For more information, visit the
Turning Point Website.

Costume Sale!


The Costume Sale is THIS Friday 12-6 and Saturday 9-1 
We're not letting anyone in early for previews -- everyone has a fair chance at these great deals!
Don't delay -- the best things will go fast!
Cash or check (made out to Muhlenberg College) only
Super low prices!
Spread the word!

Bet This Would Make Ironing More Fun!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Amazing Woman

Here is one of the wonderful people we have working in our shop.
Dayna walked 60 (yep SIXTY) miles over three days to raise money for breast cancer research. We are so proud to know her. Our students teach us things every day.

Stagecraft class and random

Marilyn teaches buttons!

 Students practice zippers!

More students work on their best friends!

Sometimes, we're just desperate for wigs...

Of course there's blood in our fridge.  Don't you have some too?