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Spooky Halloween shows?

Discussion in 'Question of the Day' started by derekleffew, Oct 7, 2015.

  1. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    (Suggested by a mysterious, anonymous member...)

    "What plays/musicals are set in a graveyard or other spooky location?"

    Since this is an unusual, out of the norm QotD, the students-only restriction DOES NOT apply. All are welcomed and encouraged to reply immediately.
     
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    The Addams Family
     
  3. josh88

    josh88 Remarkably Tired. Premium Member Fight Leukemia

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    Young Frankenstein and Christmas Carol come to mind.
     
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    Pie4Weebl Well-Known Member Fight Leukemia

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    Nancy Kerrigan's Halloween on Ice!
     
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    I get to work that in a few weeks. Why does she need eight spots?

    Not quite spooky, but still Halloweenish- Bat Boy: The Musical
     
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    chausman Chase Fight Leukemia

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    If you're just looking at repurposing some elements from the show, Tom Sawyer has a graveyard scene and a cave scene that could both be done as elaborately as you want.
     
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    Pie4Weebl Well-Known Member Fight Leukemia

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    So I can lights two people at a time from four angles, the show is basically in the round. I'm not gonna be there though, passing the show off to my LD once it opens.
     
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    What Rigger? I'm so fly....I Neverland.

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    Was just up in LA to see Carrie (yes, the musical). Super solid, super freaky. 3 gallons of blood, say no more.
     
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    Arsenic & Old lace, it has a graveyard in the cellar, bodies in the window seat and a graveyard just outside!
     
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    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    You've never worked an ice show before, have you?
    Victor, you "can lights" reel gud!
    "Stand-by all spots bumping in, frame one, center ice...odd spots on the boy, even spots on the girl...and...GO!"

    Back to topic...I haven't seen "Alas, poor Yorick" been mentioned yet. More comedic than scary of course. Speaking of which (Off-Topic again), is anyone watching American Horror Story: Hotel ? The scenic makes the whole show, IMHO.
     
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    Nope. I'm usually too busy at the full-time gig to take multiple days off for the Disney On Ice type shows. This one's a one-off on a weekend, so it's easy to fit in. Now that you explain it, it seems like one of those head-slapping "why didn't that occur to me" things.

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    Cannibal the Musical! One of Trey Parker and Matt Stone's pre-South Park collaborations. I've seen the movie, but they converted it into a show and did a brief Off-Broadway run. Not spooky per-se, but plenty of the blood-and-gore for Halloween.
     
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    Repo! The Genetic Opera, and Rocky Horror Picture show spring to mind.
     
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    LOL and this is why I love this forum, ask a one off questions not expecting an answer, then get said answer from the Lighting Designer who did the show you will be working. :)
     
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    Does Little Shop Count? Spent 4 hrs on lights and other tech today, we open Friday.
     
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    For Halloween last year, our high school production was a double header (including a late night show following our football game) of "10 ways to survive the zombie apocalypse" and "Night of the Living Dead", both of which are a one act play.
     
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    Very Still And Hard To See

    It isn't set in a graveyard, but it is a haunted hotel following the tortured lives of different residents. It has a really good ending that leaves audiences with goosebumps. It also allows for a lot of different interpretations and allows for minimal sets if preferred.
     
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    Ok, this is last Halloween's thread but I have to respond "The Woman In Black" to "The Guy In Black". Spent a lot of time on sound fx to do that as dinner theater.
     

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