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Friday, October 30, 2009

Cosi Fan Tutte Final Dress

We had a good final dress and are ready to open. Pictured here in their twenties garb are Matthew Lau (Don Alfonso) and Carol Sparrow (Despina).

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Cosi Fan Tutte "Albanians"

Ferrando (Jonathan Tuzo) and Guglielmo (Joseph Flaxman) in their "Albanian" mustaches.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Cosi in the theatre

We have moved into the Germantown Performing Arts Center and have had a piano tech/dress.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Cosi Fan Tutte set

Finishing the set in our rehearsal room on the cast's day off.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Mozart Piano Competition winners

On Friday night, we had a get together honoring the winners and participants in our Piano Competition. Last year, we did Joplin in coordination with SCOTT JOPLIN AND TREEMONISHA. This year we did Mozart to go with COSI FAN TUTTE. Stephen Carey, our Assistant Artistic Director, pulls this event off with great enthusiasm and dedication.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Cosi Fan Tutte Costume

Our costumer, Sona Amroyan, is designing and building '20s costumes for the show.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Rehearsing on the stair

Today, our Technical Director, Robert New, finished the large step unit and rolled it into the rehearsal room so we could rehearse on it. Our headquarters was always planned for this sort of thing, so it was very exciting.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Building the steps

As you can see in the set model in this earlier post, one of the major parts of the little COSI set is a large set of stairs. Our technical director, Robert New, says these stairs are challenging cause they not square--broader at the bottom than the top.

Cosi Fan Tutte Scene i

In our production of COSI FAN TUTTE, it begins with the three men fishing together. The cast happens to have two New Yorkers who don't do much fishing so much comedy ensues as the whole process of fishing is explained. Our Director relates it to the cast like teasing a cat.

Friday, October 2, 2009


Here are some photographs of the model for the set of our upcoming COSI FAN TUTTE. The production is being designed by Edward Morris. You can see that the orchestra is going to be partially visible upstage of the scenery. The stairs and ramp are doubling as an outdoor fishing pier and an indoor staircase.