Monday, January 25, 2016

Painting A Seussical Set

Upper School Theatre at The First Academy presents 

Seussical the Musical Jr. 
Middle School Production

Jan 28-30 and Feb 4-5, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Feb 3, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.

Black Box Theatre
2667 Bruton Blvd, Orlando, FL 32805

Directed by Kyona Levine 
Set Design by Bonnie Sprung

Enjoy the Slide Show 

Design by Tom Paint by Bonnie

The Orlando Repertory Theatre

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

Set Design by Tom Mangieri

Paint Charge by Bonnie Sprung

This show was fun to paint. Lots of signs to create and fun floors that had different techniques to do.

After the set was finished the lighting designer made the set POP.

It's a cute show. Bring your kids.

January 25 - February 21, 2016

Based on the book by Judy Blume
Adapted for the stage by Bruce Mason

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Painting for EUREKA Part 1

Upcoming in March 

Eureka! The Moment When Art and Science Collide

Thursday, March 17 at 6 PM - 9 PM

CityArts Factory
29 S Orange Ave, Orlando, Florida 32801

I finally had a chance to start my painting for this show.

For weeks I had sleepless nights on what I wanted to do. I researched what other people have done creatively and some ideas helped some but not really what I was looking for.
Then I decided to continue a series I have been working on since 2010. In this series there are 26 paintings. Most of which are oil/acrylic on muslin. This new piece will be mix media but with the same look just with an addition of foam and wood.

This first photo shows the materials involved. I built a luan covered frame. In the theatre world it would be called a Flat. Then I glued down sheets of white styrofoam that I had used for a couple of theatrical sets I built. 

As you can see in this photo all the white styrofoam has been glued down and drying before the next step and that will be where art and science collide. 

Back info on my series... It's called WATERY LANDSCAPES HIDDEN WORD SERIES. 
When you first look at the paintings you think nice landscape. But then look a little more and then you see a WORD. That's right, these words are motivational. Each letter is created by the trees and plants to create the word. Why motivational .... why not. Some of the words I have used are BELIEVE, DREAM, LOVE, FAITH.. etc.
You can see these paintings on my earlier posts....

In this photo I do an outline of the letters. Stay tuned to upcoming posts on the process and the finished work will be hanging at CityArts Factory in March.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Where Did 2015 Go?

As you will notice that there are no posts in 2015. 

This was the year I got soooo busy that I let my blog slide. 

It started with the end of 2014 as set designer for Boone High School production of Almost Maine, then later into 2015 as scenic charge for EVITA. I also designed the Spring Variety Musical for the Boone Chorus. 

Also at the end of 2014 I became the head scenic charge at The Orlando Repertory Theatre that kept me busy from show to show, painting: A Christmas Story-The Musical , The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg, Diary of a Worm, A Spider, and A Fly, The Wizard Of Oz: Young Performer Edition,  Shrek The Musical , Mary PoppinsFancy Nancy The Musical, Orphie and the Book of Heroes, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer The Musical, Elf Jr. and about to start Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. 

Then I became the head scenic charge at UCF, painting: 
The Understudy, The Divine SisterHairMan and SupermanSPUNK and the Harlem Literati and about to start on Reeling. 

I designed, built and painted sets for GEN Y Productions: Cabaret, The Flick and Bat Boy The Musical. I also painted Heathers.

Also designed, built and painted sets for 

First Academy High School: Shrek Jr. and Dearly Departed and just started Seussical.

Westridge Middle School: Shrek Jr.

Central Florida Community Arts: Swamped, The Jungle Book and Alice In Wonderland.

Designed, built and painted a couple of set pieces for Orlando Community Arts: Clare and The Chocolate Nutcracker

I finished the year with Southern Winds Theatre's 18th season of A One Man A Christmas Carol where I stage manage and run the sound. 

Here a few images of some of the sets I either designed and painted or just painted.

ALMOST MAINE - BOONE HIGH - Designed by Bonnie Sprung
EVITA - BOONE HIGH - Designed by Burt Scott
DIARY OF A WORM, SPIDER AND A FLY - Designed by Vandy Wood
SHREK THE MUSICAL - Designed by Laura McPherson

MARY POPPINS - Designed by Casey C. Blanton
THE FLICK - Designed by Bonnie Sprung
THE UNDERSTUDY - Designed by Bert Scott
THE DIVINE SISTER - Designed by Bert Scott

HEATHERS - Designed by Tom Mangieri

FANCY NANCY - Designed by Austin K. Butler
ORPHIE AND THE BOOK OF HEROS _Designed by Vandy Wood
HAIR - Designed by Chris Mckinney
BAT BOY THE MUSICAL - Designed by Bonnie Sprung


And now 2016 begins again with several shows scheduled and a few already started.