PROPS & SETS
James & the Giant Peach
THE GIANT (TWO-SIDED/SPLIT-APART/MOBILE) PEACH
Measuring about 7 feet tall, the challenge to make this prop equal do its dimensions. The peach had 2 sides and an interior and exterior that could easily be pulled apart into 2 separate “slices” and be able to be moved around the stage easily (and quickly) by stage crew. The base of the structure was made of thin slats of wood that were stapled together with the wheeled base as the anchor. The skeleton was then covered with weed mat to create a surface for the long strips of raw newsprint-based paper mache. The final touches were painted on using a spary gun.
THE EMERALD RAVEN
This pirate ship has seen multiple productions since it’s maiden voyage in its first production. The half-replica included moveable crows nest and was built with lightweight strips of wood so that it could be easily lifted and placed on the stage.
Self standing New York Street signs were re-created using PVC tubes, wood and bases. Lettering was cut using a craft cutter and all details painted to emulate textures metal and the wear and tear of street life.
Backgrounds paintings for this production included interior of the peach, the sky-scene and cottage landscape.
Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
LARGE WALNUTS (FOR SQUIRREL SCENE)
Bases were made from carboard, tape and plastic grocery bags then covered in a paste made from toilet paper, glue and wall repair powder. Details were created by etching into semi-dry paste with the final step painting with acrylic paint.