Beetlejuice. Just be careful not to  say his name three times!!  We enjoyed getting our hands on David Korins Designs. Scenic Artist Jocelyn Henry and Ivan Pazlamatchev worked on the show drop for the show. They spoke about there technique in aging the fabric.



  By using a Tie-Dye effect. They sprayed the drop on either side with a dirty rusty color while bunching together the fabric. "The purple that came with the fabric was not cutting it, so we altered the color with multiple purple sprays. After the aging we stretched the canvas again and drew the curly cues. After we were satisfied with the first layout we painted over the curly cues with a black cut roller. Once the black Rosco paint was dry we glue to the curly cues and added a black glitter over top." - Ivan Pazlamachev 


 After the glitter was completed added they aged the drop further with more darker sprays. In doing so this helped in suggesting the vertical fall in the curtain.


 Scenic Art Studios behind the         drop look into the making of the     backdrops and hard scenery for     Beetlejuice the Musical       


 Beetlejuice is about a deceased     couple who try to haunt the new   inhabitants of their former home     and call for help from a deceptive deadly honest being named  

  Mark Cheney was the lead Scenic Artist at Showmotion Inc. during this production. hard scenery for the show. One piece that stood out was the Graveyard Hill. 

 ''We made a mixture of Jaxan, latex paint and some sawdust. The sawdust helped absorb the access moisture in the mix. They had sawdust all around the shop from the machines going all day. We figured why not toss it into there mix to help create more texture." - Mark

  Scenic Artists Mark and Matt worked endlessly to capture the ridges in the mountain. They would toss the texture onto the structure and literally start pulling there fingers through the material. 

Katrina Gordineer 

KANAI WORKSHOP VISITS Scenic art studios

Opera Backdrop

In association with ShowMotion Inc. 
Designer - Alexander Dodge

"Inspired by the beloved films, Anastasia  transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.

With its opulent settings, dazzling costumes, and a soaring score including the song favorites from the hit animated film, “Journey to the Past” and “Once Upon a December,” Anastasia is the spectacular new musical about discovering who you are and defining who you’re meant to be." - 

Irina has painted this backdrop more than 6 times and counting. Please head to our youtube channel and watch her hand painting this beautiful Opera Drop design. 


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