Sunday, October 28, 2012

Backstage at the Gershwin Theatre in NYC



When my friend Lynn said she knew someone who would give us a backstage tour of the Gershwin Theatre before the first showing of Wicked, I told her to count me in.


 To be on the actual stage an hour before the show was amazing. There was so much to see in so little time.


This carriage was suspended above the stage when I snapped the photo. During the performance, it's the carriage that Fiyero rode in on during the first act.


This was the "bubble" that Glinda, the good witch, used throughout the show.

 

 All of the elements in the show had a steam punk look to them. There were gadgets and gears everywhere.


 ~ The Great Oz ~


~ The wig room ~


These are the masks for the flying monkeys. The mask with the horns on the bottom, right-hand shelf is the mask worn by the character, Dr. Dillamond, the goat.


 This gentleman demonstrated how he makes a wig using real hair.


I couldn't get enough of these flying monkey masks. The wire hair is very creepy. Notice the subtle shading and color tones in each of these masks.




One of the stage hands mentioned that he uses a laundry basket to transport the masks to the dressing rooms.


~ Wigs ~


~ Flying Monkey ~
 

~ Wicked ~


 ~ Broadway ~


We lucked out with mild weather in New York City. It was slightly overcast, but at least it didn't rain in the city.





3 comments:

Makeiteasycrafts.blogspot.com said...

Oh how lucky you are to get that tour! I went to see Wicked there a while back and I absolutely loved that show. Lucky, lucky you!!! :-)

Lynn Catnes said...

How bout it Liz...It was truly "WICKED"!!! Loved it all!!! A perfect day!

Karen Fields said...

Wow, amazing tour you had! Thanks for sharing your experience and all the photos! :)