Crane River Theatre Company 

 

Frog and Toad Christmas Mugs, Clock
Frog and Toad Christmas Mugs, Clock

Christmas Mugs were hand painted with trees and snow men to match the season. The Clock is used in both Act One and Act Two, first as the alarm clock Toad breaks when it wakes him for Spring, and then later when Frog gives him the same clock for Christmas. The clock had two faces (the second attaching with velcro) for the different times mentioned in the script.

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Frog and Toad - Snow Blanket
Frog and Toad - Snow Blanket

Snow blanket was built from three sheets (2 queen and 1 twin), as well as 3 sheets of quilt batting (2 queen and 1 twin). Puffs and clumps of batting were then hand stiched to the top of the snow blanket to give it an organic feel.

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Frog and Toad - Tea Kettle and Cups
Frog and Toad - Tea Kettle and Cups

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Frog and Toad Christmas Mugs, Clock
Frog and Toad Christmas Mugs, Clock

Christmas Mugs were hand painted with trees and snow men to match the season. The Clock is used in both Act One and Act Two, first as the alarm clock Toad breaks when it wakes him for Spring, and then later when Frog gives him the same clock for Christmas. The clock had two faces (the second attaching with velcro) for the different times mentioned in the script.

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A Year With Frog And Toad.  
Props bought or built. In only it's third season at the time of my work there, Crane River Theatre Company has a small inventory of props, so most of the interesting and fun props for this show had to be made.

 

Milky White
Milky White

Milky White came to us from Utah Festival Opera severely damaged - her neck was split open from the direction she falls when she dies, and her 'milky white' coat was extremely dingy. Jimmy Reynolds, my fellow ATD, and I preformed restorative surgery using cheese cloth and joint compound, and then I completely repainted Milky so her name would fit her appearance.

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Wigs, Stepsisters
Wigs, Stepsisters

I styled the stepsisters wigs and maintained them throughout the course of the show.

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Curtain Swag, Palace
Curtain Swag, Palace

The opening of Act Two requires a change from the three houses shown in Act One, since Cinderella now lives in the Palace. This is created in the Utah Festival Opera set by flying in a curtain swag in front of the Stepfamily's house. The fabric for this swag came to us in tangles on the pole, as well as unraveled, with no pictures of how the original looked. I took it apart and re swagged it using zipties.

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Milky White
Milky White

Milky White came to us from Utah Festival Opera severely damaged - her neck was split open from the direction she falls when she dies, and her 'milky white' coat was extremely dingy. Jimmy Reynolds, my fellow ATD, and I preformed restorative surgery using cheese cloth and joint compound, and then I completely repainted Milky so her name would fit her appearance.

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Into The Woods
Though the costumes, set and properties were rented for this production (from Fulton Opera House and Utah Festival Opera, respectively), several pieces were built or altered specifically for our production.