Oct 26 2012

Inside INVALID: Clothes That Make the Moment

PlayMakers is honored to host award-winning costume designer Sonya Berlovitz as she puts together the threads for our world premiere adaptation of Moliere’s Imaginary Invalid, opening this weekend at the Paul Green Theatre, Department of Dramatic Art, UNC-Chapel Hill. Here’s what she had to say about giving this classic farce a new sartorial spin:

Jul 18 2012

In the Words SYC Students – Bryce Bowden

Summer Youth Conservatory actor Bryce Bowden shares a little of his experience with the Conservatory and Urinetown: The  Musical and why he’s an actor! ———- Urinetown: The Musical will be showing July 19 – July 22 Click Here for more information.

Jul 17 2012

Exuberance in Urinetown

By: Mark Lewis, Music Director “Urinetown.” “What?” “It’s a show.” “Urine, as in, like …?” “Yeah.  The music’s great.” [Actual conversation I had.] Today we’re rehearsing “Snuff That Girl”, so naturally everyone is in a good mood. The juvenile delinquent faction of the rebels has kidnapped the boss’ daughter. She’s tied up. A mean jazz… Read more »

Jul 16 2012

Choreographing Urinetown: The Musical

By: Missy Barnes, Choreographer Urinetown is one of my all-time favorite musicals. The first time I heard the cast recording, I laughed out loud. At first hearing, I was particularly amused by the musical references to such classics as Fiddler on the Roof, West Side Story, Les Miz, andThe Threepenny Opera. Inspiration for “What is… Read more »

Jul 12 2012

Scenic Inspiration for Urinetown

So say some of the characters audiences will soon come to know and love when Urinetown: The Musical comes to the PlayMakers stage. As the production begins to take shape, we look at some of the influencing factors for the face of the show: architecture ranging from Art Deco, to Brechtian, to Depression Era. An… Read more »

Jul 10 2012

Costuming Urinetown: The Musical

By Jade Bettin, Costume Designer This is my fourth time costuming for the Summer Youth Conservatory and while I am proud of each of the others, I find myself incredibly excited to see the costumes for Urinetown: The Musical onstage. Perhaps it’s because I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have such a great team ‑ talented… Read more »

Jul 10 2012

Costuming Inspiration for Urinetown

This year’s summer youth conservatory production, Urinetown: The Musical, is a classic tale of the haves and the have-nots. Costumes have a Depression Era feel to them with added Brechtian comedy and caricature. When preparing for design meetings, co-director Jeff Stanley pulled these images to illustrate the look he and co-director Julie Fishell were hoping… Read more »

Jul 9 2012

SYC Is an Important Experience

So here we are a week away from tech for Urinetown: The Musical, and the young people who are part of this year’s SYC are doing a FANTASTIC job. Watching them intersect with our professional company of artists, artisans and stage managers has been incredible, and I am thrilled for the experience they are having…. Read more »

Jul 5 2012

SYC’s Urinetown: The Musical is an NBC 17 “Hot Pick”

Our 2012 Summer Youth Conservatory’s production of Urinetown: The Musical has been chosen as a “Hot Pick” for July. Fun for the whole family! Stay tuned to the blog for upcoming posts from PlayMakers Producing Artistic Director Joseph Haj, Costume Designers Jade Bettin and Adam Dill,  and Urinetown surprise guest bloggers! Tickets for Urinetown: The… Read more »