Scene Painting at Westport
BOOM's longstanding scenic artist, Jess Ploszaj, relocated to Connecticut last year. She recently brought BOOM! to Westport Country Playhouse where we painted the show Flyin' West. The production was designed by Marjorie Bradley Kellogg and Directed by Mark Lamos. While it was a special privilege to work for the brilliant Ms. Kellogg, it was a greater delight still to see Jess in her element as an established scenic charge. Congratulations, Jess!
This benefit event, hosted by The Appell Center for the Performing Arts in York, PA derived its inspiration from the romantically desperate atmospheres evoked by one of the greatest films of all time, Casablanca. The design team, which included BOOM!creative, the JDK Group, and Production Express, festooned the historic Strand Theatre (as well as all its hallways and lobbies) with a unabashedly sentimental tribute to the film, which culminated in a luxurious ballroom on stage and a screening of the film over the marquee.
Christ Community Church has been anticipating a new lighting system in their sanctuary for many years. This year, with rigging help from Dyndes, Inc, we finally made it happen! The project included upgraded and increased dimmer capacity, new instrumentation, additional hanging positions, a new lighting control system (ETC) as well as LED power & signal distribution throughout the 1200 seat venue. The renovation has revolutionized worship services and has prepared the Church to better accommodate guest artists.
"ONCE ON THIS ISLAND"
This year we joined up with the Appell Center in York, PA to design and produce this enchanting musical with the students of William Penn High School. The production was staged at the historic Strand Theatre.