NBYT’s Executive Director was backstage for each performance of Mary Poppins Jr to raise and lower treetops and kites and to open and close curtains. “This was my first time … Continue Reading Backstage at Mary Poppins
The next play that NBYT will perform—on May 5, 6 and 7—is based upon several real-life facts. The Prince and the Pauper is Mark Twain’s novel about a Tudor prince … Continue Reading The History Behind Mark Twain’s “The Prince and the Pauper”
Giving a tour of his master’s palace, the Beast’s loyal servant, Cogsworth, draws Belle’s attention to the baroque details of the design, and tick-tocks off that famous line, “As I … Continue Reading We’re Going Baroque!
We begin staging A Christmas Carol this week, and we sometimes like to teach our casts a little background and history too. (But don’t tell them that they’re learning anything!) … Continue Reading Some CHRISTMAS CAROL History
The set for Into the Woods Jr has some specific requirements. The musical begins in three homes: one where Cinderella lives with her father and stepfamily; one for Jack and … Continue Reading The Making of INTO THE WOODS JR: The Art Behind the Set