Alright Control Booth heres the deal. Earlier today I found out that our spring musical is going to be 'Fame'-the musical (obviously). The instant I saw that I was not very happy, because after seeing the trailers for the unpcoming movie based on the musical a couple of months ago i told myself i was never going to see it. I further confirmed this by watching numerous other trailers and youtube videos of the show. I am mostly not happy for two reasons:
1. FROM WHAT I CAN TELL this show has little to no actual lighting design, I consider myself an actual designer and want to make art with my shows. this however seems as though it falls into the flash n trash type of design because it is so rock concerty. constant strobing, numerous automated lights that are there to serve the purpose of making cool effects, rapid color saturation changes, Lights into the audience, etc. etc. ETC. (lol) So I want to know if a) anyone has done the show and how they did it. and b) What anyones thoughts are on flash n trash and if it applies to this show
2. this musical is based on the lifestyles of actors and dancers and the like. I know Technicians arent ever really recognized anyway, when they deserve some of the most recognition, But CMON! a show actually based on lives on a couple of "stuggling" actors?! it just makes me want to do the show less. I know im ranting, oops, and yes i do know that one of the girls dies at the end of the show.
I will do the show no matter what happens because it is what i love to do, Im just not estatic about this show being my last show of senior year
dont get mad at me CB, Im simply asking for some backup into the matter or some critique on it.