Theater of Note has created a new trailer for the show with interviews from our writer, Erik Patterson and director, McKerrin Kelly.
I Wanna Hold Your Hand has been extended, and we have a new review!
“…design elements are thoroughly first-rate, from Cricket S. Myer’s edgy urban sound design to Bosco Flanagan’s subtly mood-enhancing lighting to Kara McLeod’s character-perfect costumes to Misty Carlisle’s multitude of props that fill in the blanks in the play’s Starbucks-hospital waiting room-Manhattan apartment settings.”
Production elements create an imposing backdrop for the insanity on stage including the cold gray and wine colored palette of Dean Cameron’s scenic design and Kara McLeod’s shredded textiles.
The tech team performs admirably. A few benches are carried on and off Dean Cameron’s simply draped stage, to keep it open; the lighting (Tito Fleetwood Ladd) and sound (Joseph V. Calarco) are unobtrusive, emotionally effective and timely. And the costumes (Kara Mcleod) use a wise restraint — simple, muted modern clothes with classical signifiers (capes, a dress, a helmet).
Via Theater Ghost
“Director and cast benefit enormously from as exciting a production design as you’ll see in any L.A. theater the size of Coeurage’s fantastic new home, Silverlake’s charming Lyric Hyperion Theatre and Café.
Most impressive of all is Joseph V. Calarco’s supremely dramatic sound design and pulsating musical soundtrack. Kara McLeod’s period-meets-modern-meets-funky costumes are winners as well as is Dean Cameron’s simple but striking scenic design, lit to electric perfection by Tito Fleetwood Ladd.”
Photos in the article were from the early photo call, and have some preliminary costumes in them. I’ll post the production photos with completed looks very soon!
Praise for Floyd Collins:
The production is splendidly sung—there is not a note out of place—and, what’s more, it’s quite well acted. Indeed, the cast seemed to fully inhabit their characters; Kara McLeod’s dead-on costumes are surely a big part of it, but I’ve never before seen a Floyd Collins where everyone just looked the part.
Praise for The Musical of Musicals:
Costume designer Kara McLeod takes the actors from their basic blacks through all the characters by adding in appropriate pieces from an apron, hat, vest, dress, evening gown, robe, gloves, mask and cape to quickly allow the actors to switch between their many characters. And cross-dressing never looked better!
Praise for The Glass Menagerie:
Kara McLeod’s costumes accurately capture the period, and the spangled pink frock which Amanda has found deep in her closet is a particular delight, especially with the debutante tiara atop her Marcelled hair.