Thursday, September 22, 2016

The making of a Phantom

Danielle Jordan, First Stage's costume crafts artisan gives us a behind the scenes look at the making of the Phantom mask for Goosebumps the Musical: Phantom of the Auditorium.

Costume designer Misti Bradford designed the masks to enhance the Phantom’s spook-factor – and to produce real goosebumps in the audience! The masks were engineered to be as comfortable and functional as possible, maximizing the performer’s sight lines yet obstructing movement, vocalization and breathing as little as possible. 

Unpainted foam base, chosen for its weightless quality

Masks in-process

Masks ready to be lined with thermoplastic

Thermoplastic linings complete!

Four identical masks were created to support
 the "magic of theater" during the show.

The world premiere of Goosebumps the Musical: Phantom of the Auditorium opens October 14 at the Marcus Center's Todd Wehr Theater. Tickets and information are available at FirstStage.org/goosebumps.

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