Oklahoma okay

Just completed designing and running the lighting for Reading Operatic’s production of Oklahoma at the Hexagon in Reading.

In one sense it all felt a bit strange, the first show by this company since Geoff Bamford passed away. So a bit subdued at the beginning but the audiences picked up as the week went along and everything went well.

Oklahoma Act II Scene 2I managed to take a few reference pics for posterity – a lot of them have come out a bit orange, must learn how to colour balance that on the camera if possible next time around. And a mid-stage path of light using PAR64 CP61s got a bit wild on exposure but looked fine in reality. The pic here (Act II Sc2 for the record) is more representative although it does rather harshly show the effect of a wrinkly lower half to the backing cloth.

Lighting the dream ballet at the end of Act I was fun. I hadn’t got that involved in lighting for dances until earlier this year when I designed for a show put on by a dance school but am really interested to do some more now.

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