There’s More Than One Way to Stage a CATS

Italy is not especially renowned for its productions of modern musicals. Its fame lies in having invented the form of musical theatre called “opera.” When Saverio Marconi, the acclaimed director of the Compagnia della Rancia, finally obtained the rights to CATS after six years of negotiations with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group – he…

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Bone Up on FoamCoat

Styrofoam has become one of the go-to substrates for creating scenic elements on stage, in themed environments and even in museum installations because it is light-weight, inexpensive and readily available. However, there are three major downsides to using foam: it’s fragile, it’s not flame retardant and it soaks up paint like a sponge. Rosco created…

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The Colors Designers Are Using Now … And Why (Pt. 3)

by Stan Schwartz, Executive Vice President As regular readers of Spectrum know, Rosco has asked for lighting designers to submit photos of the design work of which they’re proud of, along with a narrative of why they chose the colors they did and what they thought their design accomplished. Our goal was to share these…

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