Nov 26 2012

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: Dressing the Players within the Play, Part I

As PlayMakers puts the finishing touches on it’s on-stage reinvention of the holiday film classic IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, we go behind-the-scenes to see what inspired our creative team, beyond Capra’s classic movie, of course. For starters, the script is set in a 1940s radio studio on Christmas Eve, as five radio actors transport a… Read more »

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: I was… Read more »

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 »