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
Greens, greens and nothing but greens: Parsley, peppers, cabbages and celery, Asparagus and watercress and Fiddleferns and lettuce! – Prologue, Into the Woods We’re getting excited for our summer musical … Continue Reading Greens, Greens, and Nothing but Greens (and Some Browns Too)
This post was contributed by Denise Clapsaddle, costume designer for James and the Giant Peach. While some plays benefit from a minimalist set and costumes—you know, like black body suits for … Continue Reading The Making of JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH: The Costumes
The title itself is a bit of a spoiler. It’s not James and the Big Peach or James and the Pretty Large Peach. It’s James and the Giant Peach! Right there, that tells you … Continue Reading The Making of JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH: The Set
We have a few rehearsal photos to share of the NBYT Teen Company performance of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations. Thanks to NBYT intern Hassane Doize for being our photographer. Great Expectations will … Continue Reading Take a peek at GREATness!
The following article was written by CCSU student and NBYT intern Mikiah Jones. The NYBT Teen Company will be performing Any Dream will Do on November 22, 23 and 24 … Continue Reading ANY DREAM WILL DO Opens Today!
We like fun sets at NBYT: giant Christmas presents, Seuss-inspired worlds, and video game Wonderlands. We wanted the island of Once on This Island Jr. to be just as fun, … Continue Reading The Making of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR: Inspiration for an Island Set
It seemed simple enough. There was no North Pole workshop with an army of elves (like last year’s I’m Getting Nothin’ for Christmas), no fairy tale castle, coach or magical ball … Continue Reading The Making of SECRET SANTA: Sets, Costumes, Props and Sound Galore!
The set, props and costumes for Cinderella were loaded into the Jefferson Elementary School auditorium yesterday. Can you tell what parts of the set and props are in these “sneak … Continue Reading A Sneak Peek at CINDERELLA
Design planning begins as soon as a director and a producer read a play. When we knew we’d be putting Santa’s Workshop on stage—and especially after we knew there would … Continue Reading The Making of I’M GETTING NOTHIN’ FOR CHRISTMAS: Set, Prop and Costume Design
When we (NBYT directors David and Darren) were looking for a play for this December, we considered a lot of different scripts. We wanted to keep it a holiday show, … Continue Reading The Making of I’M GETTING NOTHIN’ FOR CHRISTMAS: The Script