Recent content by craftythecoyote87

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    Best metallic paint

    Hey All, I'm doing Chicago right now, our design is an art deco set of staircases (which we're doing with the technical brief flexi-pitch escape stairs design) leading to a main platform etc. Mostly it's out of angle iron. It's all got to go glossy silver in the end, so I need recommendations...
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    Fake Tattoos

    The best method I've found for realistic fake tattoos is using a gel eyeliner with a layer of translucent powder on top so it looks under the skin. Gel eyeliner is great when you need a deep color with staying power that you can also get artistic with--flows great when applying and drys quickly...
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    audrey 2

    Agreed all around, LSoH is already a fairly stylized show (though with different directions you can take it) so trying to stylize it in an entirely different way sounds like it would just be a big mess. And the best number of the show, Feed Me, is during the 3rd phase Audrey and I can't imagine...
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    Trap Lift--Cost ideas

    Our mid-season musicals are where I'm expected to make magic happen out of almost nothing while still comparing to our normal expected production value. I agree a trick like a lift isn't worth the risk to home-depot our way through it. And looks like the cost to rent would be far too...
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    Trap Lift--Cost ideas

    First post on CB, though frequent guest and idea-stealer. We're a few months out from putting up Chicago and need to decide soon if we're going through with a lift to take Velma from the orchestra pit to stage floor (about 7 ft from pit floor to stage floor). We blew our season budget on the...