Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Sneak Peek at Arena Dinner Theatre's Christmas Decorations

for the past two Tuesdays myself and all of Santa's Helpers have been busy putting up garlands, hanging wreaths, and decking the halls at Arena Dinner Theatre. This year's Christmas show-Drood (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) is based on Charles Dickens last, and unfinished, novel. with that in mind, we added a few "Victorian" touches, and followed the motto of "More is More". that may not REALLY be a Victorian motto-but that's what i think of when i think of the Victorian Era.

trumpets above the doors into the house are the first thing you see upon entering the lobby. the musical takes place at London's Music Hall Royale.

as patrons leave, they see wreaths and sprays in gold and white.

overhead is a kissing ball made out of Christmas ornaments.

a shot of the set construction. this year, because there will be an orchestra located in the far left corner, there is no room for the soaring Christmas tree that usually decorates the house. a bit ironic, since it was Queen Victoria's consort, Prince Albert, who brought the tradition of the Christmas tree from his homeland of Germany.

the large wreath and small trees have moved to the (larger) west wall.

so i needed to replicate them on the east wall. i think i did alright (the wreath was taken apart and redone-the trees were bare when we began).

the Arena Elves are always up to something on the banister...but where are the other two?

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