A story about forgiveness, redemption, and domestic violence and abuse, Carousel was planned thoroughly and accordingly in order to tell this tale in its most raw and demanding form. Several conversations were had and considered on the impact of domestic violence in not only the community of the characters, but also the community of Tucson. We also discussed the advocations needed to move in the right direction on helping those who have experienced this type of abuse. Bringing Rodger's & Hammerstein's adaptation of Ferenc Molnár's 1909 play Liliom was an attempt to bring light to this violence, as well as tell this captivating story in a beautiful way.
One of my favorite experiences during this production was the ability to work with a professional harpist. I was able to collaborate closely with her as I learned new ways to provide the best reinforcement of her instrument. In order to create a potential stereo image at will, I placed two SM81s to the sound board, both standing on the same sides as her fingers in order to capture the detailed nuances of articulation.
Documentation and Paperwork Package
Asst. Sound Design/Engineering by Michael Tellez
Directed by Nancy Davis Booth
Scenic Design by Mike Dunn
Lighting Design by Michael Sorenson
Costume Design by Megan Wiese
Photos by Ben Wiese