Evolution of a Set: Arsenic and Old Lace: Day Nine: Thanks to all those hardworking volunteers, and Patrick working on Memorial Day, there's quite a bit that's changed from Friday! Look closely, you'll see the sconces and a new picture up on the balcony. And of course more wallpaper. You can also see Patrick there on the left putting together the window treatment. We're down to the finer details now people. And we'll have one last reveal tomorrow. After that, to see the changes you'll have to come see the show!
Evolution of a Set: Arsenic and Old Lace: Day Eight and a Half: Things are progressing so well, we didn't want to leave you hanging over the long holiday weekend. All the wallpaper is up, and if you look very, very closely you can just see Cathy's foot as she finishes up the last of the painting. Dan's almost finished with the lighting too. Can you tell the difference between now and earlier today? Be sure to come back Tuesday for the final picture. Patrick will be putting in some time over the weekend, and will be ready to show us a finished product!
Evolution of a Set: Arsenic and Old Lace: Day Eight: Do you see a favored guest of the Brewster Spinsters hanging out at the top of the stairs? This poor guest of those infamous ladies has been making his way all around the set. Each morning he's found in a different spot. Today it seems that he's keeping an eye on Pat, making sure she's taping off the correct areas. What a task master! Can your sharp little eyes spot our lighting designer, Dan Thorson? Welcome back Dan!
Evolution of a Set: Arsenic and Old Lace: Day Seven: Thanks to some hard work from Patrick's set crew (you folks are awesome!), painting and wallpapering are just cruising around. Those guys worked awfully hard today (look closely and you can see Cody taking a break from all the hard work). Did you see there's another wall up now too? Keep up the hard work guys, you're doing great!
Evolution of a Set: Arsenic and Old Lace: Day Six: At first glance, it doesn't look like much has changed, does it? Look a little closer my friends. You can just see Cody there finishing up some painting. He finished painting the whole floor yesterday! Still having trouble seeing the changes? Well, it's getting harder and harder to see that blue backdrop from Joseph isn't it? And a super secret behind the scenes change - yesterday all the desks from Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse mysteriously returned to their rightful owner. Be sure to stop back tomorrow, Patrick assures us big updates are in store.
Evolution of a Set: Arsenic and Old Lace: Day Five: Look at Bob and Cathy there, busy as bees. With their help, as well as some of the artistic staff, Patrick got a ridiculous amount done! Walls are up, wallpaper's been started, and we had a visit from a props fairy. Whoooosh, did you see that whirlwind of productivity?!
Evolution of a Set: Arsenic and Old Lace: Day Four: Are you as stunned as we are by the amount that was accomplished over the weekend?! Things are really cruising here. You can see that they got the walls and all the stairs up already. And if you look closely, you can see they even got the newel posts painted! Look even closer, did you see the painted floor? It looks like real hardwood. Stay tuned to see what drastic changes tomorrow brings!
Evolution of a Set: Arsenic and Old Lace: Day Three: Whew, those really are some drastic changes! Can you believe all that Patrick and crew have accomplished?! And if you look closely you'll notice a recent guest of the two Brewster sisters at the bottom of the picture. Can you name the dearly departed?
A little birdie has told me that Patrick and our hardworking volunteers will be toiling away on Saturday, so you can expect even more drastic changes next week! Come back on Monday for the latest update.
Evolution of a Set: Arsenic and Old Lace: Day Two: Look at that Patrick, he's moving so fast he's just a blur of motion! And his amazing speed is rubbing off on Cathy too! Platforms are being constructed, and the noise of drills and hammering is almost unceasing. It's pretty impressive all they managed to accomplish in just one day. Patrick was right, it really is a whirlwind of a build! Check back to see what drastic changes tomorrow brings.