Rachael’s Reflections: Entertainment That Makes You Think

Rachael Powles is an incoming junior at Sauquoit Valley High School, where she is co-editor of her school newspaper as well as an active member of the drama club. This is her first production with The Glimmerglass Festival. Imagine a … Continue reading

Blood and Bubbles

Sweeney Todd is known for its award-winning score by Stephen Sondheim as well as its dark – and gruesome – themes. When Benjamin Barker is cruelly banished from London by the corrupt Judge Turpin, he returns as “Sweeney Todd,” and takes … Continue reading

From the Archives: Farm to Stage

“I kid around saying it’s ‘America’s only opera house on a turkey farm.’ Because it was, of course… And the whole business of moving the doors and the whole romance of the site to see through the building and see … Continue reading

Faces of Ariadne in Naxos’ Echo Farms

If you haven’t already heard about it, Glimmerglass’ 2014 production of Ariadne in Naxos is set in the alfalfa-sprouting surroundings of an Upstate New York farm. Echo Farms, the brainchild of Ariadne set designer Troy Hourie and costume designer Erik Teague, gives a … Continue reading

“Carousel” Designer Crafts Attire for the Ages

The Glimmerglass Festival’s 2014 production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel takes audiences back more than a century to 1873. A large part of this theatrical time travel is dependent on not only the set characterizations, but in large part what is … Continue reading

Avery Schneider: Goat Master

Chopin, a young but promising performer, will scamper into the limelight next month with the July 19 opening of Ariadne in Naxos. Just weeks old, the Oberhasli goat will share the stage with performers several years older than him, even … Continue reading

Junk Set Wars!

You may have been wondering to what sort of “shenanigans,” I was referring in my last post. Well, wonder no more. I give you: Junk Set Wars! (In an announcer’s voice) At last the time has come, the annual showdown … Continue reading

Free Time

Me: Hmm. What should I discuss in today’s blog post? I know! (calling off) Brother Maynard! Consult the book of armaments! (A man dressed in monk’s garb enters, carrying a sacred text.) B.M: (chanting) Pie iesu domine, dona eis requiem. … Continue reading

something to play with, for and against

With every new production, we create an entire world from scratch. The big picture–floors and ceiling, grass and sky–is often the first thing to grab an audience member’s attention when the curtain goes up, but without attention to detail, the … Continue reading

Learning to Weld

Hello again, world. Guess who’s back with a brand new rap? Well, not me, I don’t rap. Ever. If you’ve been reading diligently, you’ll remember from a previous post, I said I did not know how to weld. Well, that … Continue reading