Monthly Archives: June 2013

Dance! Vashon’s “Cinderella” scenic fun

Summer is officially here because our DVD of Dance! Vashon’s “Cinderella” arrived yesterday—perfectly timed to fill the few days of school’s-out-tv-bender extravaganza for our girls. In my last post, I gave a sneak peek of the drops for Cinderella. In addition to painting drops for the shows, we also have a great crew of volunteers that paint the stage flats in the theater. This year, we created the Prince’s ballroom on the flats, which included stairs and a balcony, built by terrific set designer and construction lead volunteer Jim Westcott. Painting in the theater is a huge job, and we have to make it happen in a short time span–usually about 15 hours. Theater painting time is a whirlwind, and can get a little stressful, but when those incredibly hard working kids are on stage and shine so brightly in the environment that we’ve built for them, (with amazing costumes and make-up—another fabulous army of volunteers) it’s absolutely worth it. Thanks Dance! Vashon for allowing me to volunteer in such a great production every year!

The painting crew working on the ballroom. I love how the kids jump in to help.

The ballroom finished. (Our set designer Jim was also the King, and got to sit in his own balcony!)

Cinderella’s kitchen drop in action—aren’t the costumes amazing?

Cinderella and her Fairy Godmother in the garden