Sunday, March 27, 2011

HONK! The Musical - Set/Prop Design

HONK! Set Design - Capilano University, 2008
I have designed the musical HONK! two times and had it tour in many other theatres after its opening. I Love the idea of this larger than life show that takes place in a duckyard. I wanted to approach it with a cartoon sensibility, especially inspired by the work of Chuck Jones and the Looney Tunes. I originally designed it for Ophidian Entertainment in 2003, which appeared at the Waterfront Theatre and at the Arts Club Theatre. I also designed it for Capilano University's production as well in 2008. This was one of the first Set designs I ever did, and I really think it is still one of my favorites. Please enjoy the pictures and commentary.
Duckyard with Egg Nest.The green arches were designed to resemble the "Thats all Folks" Looney Tunes ending.

Cats Lair. It was inside an old barn. The props for this scene were awesome!! This was a fly with added crates, etc.

Duckyard at night.

The Tall Grasses

The Frog's Scene, "Warts and All!" He performed on a giant tuna can. So Fun!

Farm House Interior. This was such a fun scene to design. The door flew in and the string was ropes.

Ophidian's version of Honk at the waterfront theatre

This was the set model on display in the lobby for Ophidian Entertainment's HONK! It had mini lights and a backwall that faded into different colors. People always loved seeing the models and it got me a lot of jobs.I just placed a business card holder on the top and usually they were gone...a great tip for other designers. Never pass up the opportunity to get your name out there. Being a freelance designer is a 24 hour job.
Set Model with lights on.
Honk! set model
Honk! onstage at the Waterfront Theatre
 The stage is full of color and magic!! Really puts the audience into the world of HONK!

Thanks again!!

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