beach stage

  • what she says: i'm fine
  • what she means: why hasn't teen beach movie been adapted into a stage musical yet? if not even for broadway, just for youth theater? it has all the antique 50's/60's charm of grease and hairspray and the modernism of high school musical. the plot and the themes are progressive and challenge young girls to be the best them that they can be. the character development is incredible, and would give young actors a chance to explore their own character development skills while still having fun. the songs are fun and catchy, the choreography is incredible (there's opportunity for even more in a stage musical), and the costume design would be so fun- 50's beach AND biker attire? with modern surfer thrown in???? imagine the possibilities for hair and makeup. not to mention you can add coolest cats in town as a "performance" song in the first scene at big mama's. speaking of big mama's, there is incredible opportunity for not only really good set design, but also room to be creative and explore with set movement, when transitioning from the future to the past, and even from the beach to big mama's. there's a role for everyone- strong female lead, endearing ingenue, stereotypical "dream boat" guy, dorky male lead, zany villains, tough guy bikers, cutesy surfers, there is literally something for every type of young actor. any young theater student, cast or crew, would benefit from putting on a stage production of teen beach movie and i have no idea why it isn't a stage production yet.
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Some images from The Growlers show I designed the set for last week. 

​Swamp Stomp, repurposed materials, recycled building materials, 2015
Collaboration with Caroline Augusta & The Growlers. 

Sean Newport made the trees and stuff. 

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Stage☆On 2015 Shine by Mamoru Miyano

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This morning, protesters gathered outside the French embassy in London, poured bags of sand out on the streets, and staged a beach party, complete with deck chairs, inflatables, and women in a wide array of clothing, from bikinis to burkinis, to protest France’s racist ban on “religious swimwear” in its coastal towns.