105 Costumes, 26 Wigs and 350 Sound Cues. Get the Backstage Scoop!

 

YOU ARE INVITED TO FIRST THURSDAY

Behind the Scenes of Somewhere in Time!

 

BACK STAGE TOUR AT 5 PM WITH OUR PCS BEST MANDY MORGAN! WE NEED AT LEAST TEN IN OUR PPOA GROUPS!  YOU DO NOT HAVE TO ATTEND THE PERFORMANCE IF YOU JUST WANT TO JOIN US!. THIS SOUND LIKE AN AMAZING SET BY OUR AMAZING CENTER STAGE CREATIVE ARTISTS!

 

  

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Hello! 

  

It's the end of May, and you know what that means, flowers blossoming, Rose Festival festivities and our final musical of the season. I think we're doing our 25th season anniversary proud by premiering the new Broadway bound musical, Somewhere in Time. This will be the very first time that a production has been premiered in Portland before heading to Broadway! Come watch history unfold while enjoying an absolutely gorgeous musical. And keep reading for some fun production facts.

Best personal regards,
Mandy

 

Mandy Morgan

Group Sales & Promotions Manager

Portland Center Stage
Gerding Theater at the Armory 

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Behind the Scenes of Somewhere in Time

Set Design The set of Somewhere in Time is probably the biggest undertaking that our scene shop has ever created. A design of one of the early scenes in the musical is pictured on the left. The set was constructed in three separate locations. We would have required a space the size of the Rose Garden Arena to build all the scenic elements under one roof! 

A Sophisticated Turntable The set floor contains a 20 foot turntable that can make a 360 degree rotation in less than 24 seconds. The stage floor was built nine inches taller than it's usual height to accommodate all the wires and cables needed to operate the turntable, as well as some other special effects used in the production.


Costume Design
All the costumes for the actresses were designed and hand made specifically for this production by our resident costume designer, Jeff Cone. We were able to purchase and borrow many of the costumes for the men in the production; however, our costume crafts department added many hand made elements to the men's costumes to enhance their look or rig them for quick changes. For example, they created 24 collars to complement the formal wear worn by our male actors. The collars are rigged with snaps so the nine male actors can quickly change into different costumes.

Change... Quickly! We are using a whopping 105 costumes and 26 wigs in this production! That requires a lot of costume changes, 24 of which happen in less than 60 seconds. We have three quick change stations backstage, but my favorite is located inside the turret of the Armory. It used to be the location of our green room, but that was moved to accommodate this dressing station. There are six dressers backstage to assist the actors with the costume changes. 


A Live Orchestra, but Where? We have live music for every performance, but you won't see them in the orchestra pit. The 11 person orchestra (including the conductor) are set up backstage. The music is piped into the theater and the volume can be controlled by the sound technician. This production has an incredible 350 different sound cues and it takes two computers and a special sound board (brought in just for this show) to control the sound.

Explore Somewhere in Time

  • How do you create a Broadway musical? Listen to Ken Davenport as he spills the beans about creating Somewhere in Time

 



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  • A former member
    A former member

    Such fun.

    June 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Such fun.

    June 7, 2013

  • Natcharee

    Deepest Thank You to Mandy for her taking us on such a wonderful Backstage Tour tonight and showing us all the incredible history and artistic creations from all the departments and from all the behind the scene efforts to give us this Amazing Production of Somewhere in Times and many more in the past. I hope each one of you will make time to attend the last two performance for this season and many more in the future. I LOVE OUR SMALL KNITTED CREATIVE ARTISTIC COMMUNITY! Let's keep it going by continue our Patronage!

    I could not be an Artist, I will be the Biggest Art Patron and Supporter to All!

    Again Thank you all that joined us. See you at the next show!
    Natcharee

    June 7, 2013

  • Alexandra

    Thank you so much, Natcharee and PCPA, for giving us the backstage tour of Somewhere In Time and the Armory. It was fantastic to hear both the history of the building and see all the work that goes into preparing for a show of this size and scale.

    1 · June 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    One of the best nights I had in Portland, glad I've met all of you tonight :)

    1 · June 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I/m bringing my friends 15 year old son.

    June 6, 2013

  • Natcharee

    THANK YOU ALL FOR JOINING PORTLAND PATRON OF THE ARTS TONIGHT SOMEWHERE IN TIME BACKSTAGE TOUR!

    THE TOUR WILL START PROMPTLY AT 5 PM. NAME TAG IS REQUIRED. I WILL MEET YOU AT 4:45 PM WITH YOUR NAME TAGS. PLEASE HAVE THEM ON DURING OUR TOUR.

    IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING THE PERFORMANCE TONIGHT PLEASE EMAIL ME DIRECTLY TODAY. I AM PLANNING A GROUP PACKAGE FOR MEMBER OF PPOA & FRIENDS WITH A MINIMUM OF TEN. THERE MAY BE SOME RUSH TICKETS AVAILABLE TONIGHT AS WELL...WITH LAST MINUTE SEATING!

    SPECAIL THANK YOU TO OUR PPOA PATRON MANDY MORGAN OF PCS MANAGEMENT TEAM FOR MAKING THIS HAPPEN FOR US!

    LOOK FOR ME AT 4:45 PM AT THE Concierge DESK AREAS. CHEERS!

    NATCHAREE :-)

    June 6, 2013

  • Natcharee

    Hello Mandy,
    We have 24 total included both of us for tomorrow Tour. I will meet my Patrons by the front lobby area at 4:45 PM. They were advised the tour will start right at 5 PM. Thank you Mandy for arranging our Tour. Afterward we will all enjoy the reception at the lobby. Several will be attending the show after the show as well. :-)

    June 6, 2013

  • Natcharee

    Added to my guest list: Steve, Kaycheri, Kar & friend, plus Ten Friends from ACJ Group.

    June 6, 2013

  • Natcharee

    Added Bijan & Slim from the First Thursday Performance & Tour Event.

    June 6, 2013

  • Natcharee

    I would like to welcome our ten more Friends from Any Ones group. They will be joining us for the Tour.
    http://www.meetup.com/Anyone-Can-Join/events/123150962/

    June 6, 2013

  • Natcharee

    Come on Patrons...I would not wish to miss this backstage tour for this incredible beautiful design! Join us for our personal tour with Mandy!

    June 3, 2013

  • Alexandra

    What a fun opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at this musical!

    1 · May 30, 2013

    • Natcharee

      Yes! It is Alexander..so let's invite our friends to the theater and to PPOA! We need at least ten!

      May 30, 2013

  • Natcharee

    LET'S INVITE OUR FRIENDS TO THIS FIRST THURSDAY IT WILL BE ANOTHER FABULOUS TIME!

    May 30, 2013

  • Natcharee

    Thank you to our beautiful PPOA Patron Mandy!

    May 30, 2013

  • Mandy M.

    I'm looking forward to taking the PPOA group backstage next Thursday! Following the 5pm backstage tour, from 6-8 pm we'll have a first Thursday celebration with complimentary wine and light hors d'oeuvres. See you on June 6th!

    1 · May 30, 2013

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