Wig from School of Rock

Wigs – All the Hairy Details

Lisa Larson Beauty and The Beast, Costumes, School of Rock, Technical, The Count of Monte Cristo 2 Comments

It’s one of the few things that can truly change a person’s appearance in a matter of minutes. But when you see it on stage, you might not realize it’s there. Wig Master Cheyenne Holbert gives all the hairy details behind the hundreds of wigs at Tuacahn in this month’s Backstage Notes spotlight. “…a multitude of wigs to tell the …

One of the horses from the Count of Monte Cristo.

Animals Add to the Visual Spectacle

Lisa Larson Animals, Beauty and The Beast, Technical, The Count of Monte Cristo 1 Comment

If there’s one thing that is sure to elicit an audible gasp among Tuacahn audiences, it’s when a live animal makes its way on stage. Camels, sheep, goats, horses, even a peacock — animals bring an added layer to the visual spectacle of so many of Tuacahn’s productions; just another of the things that makes this outdoor venue so unique. …

The Count of Monte Cristo performed in 2021

From Page to Stage

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The Count of Monte Cristo The Count of Monte Cristo is an adventure novel written by French author Alexandre Dumas completed in 1844. Falsely accused of colluding with the exiled Napoleon Bonaparte in 19th century France, newlywed seaman Edmond Dantès suddenly finds himself thrown into a Mediterranean island prison without a trial. At the brink of despair after many hopeless …

Fireplace set from Annie

Painting Sets

Lisa Larson Annie, Beauty and The Beast, Million Dollar Quartet, Technical, The Count of Monte Cristo 2 Comments

Amid glowing praise for this year’s Tuacahn production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, one of the common descriptions is something like, “The show is just so beautiful!” That beauty can be credited, at least in part, to the artistic talents of Scenic Charge Artist Cynthia Klumpp. “…I loved doing the stage when I was on stage, but now this …

Musicians in the orchestra pit

Our Live Orchestra

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Before the first actors step onto the stage, the Tuacahn performance begins with a wave of the conductor’s baton, bringing the orchestra to life and giving the audience a taste of what they are about to experience. “Live music has an energy that recorded music just doesn’t have” said Christopher Babbage, Tuacahn’s Music Supervisor. Adding yet another layer to the …