Musicals and Operas

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P O R T F O L I O
- M U S I C A L S   &   O P E R A S -
Cats                                                                                                                                                        Rigoletto

The Merry Widow-In America, March, 2013

Music by Franz Lehár and original libretto by Viktor Léon and Leo Stein. Updated book and libretto by Farley Whitfield and Mary Ann Swerdfeger.

LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts, Opera Department

NYC

PRODUCTION PHOTOS:

-Directed by: Mary Ann Swerdfeger

-Scenery by: Scott Aronow

-Lighting by: Zach Blane

-Costumes by: Karl Ruckdeschel

Production Photo #1

Act I, City Hall

Production Photo #2

Act IIA, The Dressing Room

Production Photo #3

Act IIB, The Garden

Production Photo #4

Act III, Maxim's Nightclub

COLOR ELEVATIONS:

Composite Color Elevation #1
Composite Color Elevation #1

ACT I, City Hall -Graphite on Vellum, colored in Photoshop

Composite Color Elevation #2
Composite Color Elevation #2

Act IIA, The Dressing Room -Graphite on Vellum, colored in Photoshop

Composite Color Elevation #3
Composite Color Elevation #3

ACT IIB, The Garden -Graphite on Vellum, colored in Photoshop

Composite Color Elevation #4
Composite Color Elevation #4

Act III, Maxim's Nightclub -Graphite on Vellum, colored in Photoshop

SCENE SKETCHES:

Final Sketch #1
Final Sketch #1

ACT I, City Hall -Drawn in Photoshop

Final Sketch #2
Final Sketch #2

Act IIA, The Dressing Room -Drawn in Photoshop

Final Sketch #3
Final Sketch #3

ACT IIB, The Garden -Drawn in Photoshop

Final Sketch #4
Final Sketch #4

Act III, Maxim's Nightclub -Drawn in Photoshop

DRAFTING:

Plate #1a. GP-City Hall
Plate #1a. GP-City Hall

-Graphite on Vellum

Plate #1b. GP-Dressing Room
Plate #1b. GP-Dressing Room

-Graphite on Vellum

Plate #1c. GP-Garden
Plate #1c. GP-Garden

-Graphite on Vellum

Plate #1d. GP-Maxim's
Plate #1d. GP-Maxim's

-Graphite on Vellum

Plate #2b. Elevation-Dressing Room
Plate #2b. Elevation-Dressing Room

-Graphite on Vellum, Modified with Photoshop

Plate #2a. Elevation-City Hall
Plate #2a. Elevation-City Hall

-Graphite on Vellum, Modified with Photoshop

Plate #2c. Elevation-Garden
Plate #2c. Elevation-Garden

-Graphite on Vellum, Modified with Photoshop

Plate #2d. Elevation-Maxim's
Plate #2d. Elevation-Maxim's

-Graphite on Vellum, Modified with Photoshop

Plate #3a. Section-City Hall
Plate #3a. Section-City Hall

-Graphite on Vellum, Modified with Photoshop

Plate #3b. Section-Dressing Room
Plate #3b. Section-Dressing Room

-Graphite on Vellum, Modified with Photoshop

Plate #3c. Section-Garden
Plate #3c. Section-Garden

-Graphite on Vellum, Modified with Photoshop

Plate #3d. Section-Maxim's
Plate #3d. Section-Maxim's

-Graphite on Vellum, Modified with Photoshop

Plate #4. Portals
Plate #4. Portals

-Graphite on Vellum, Dimensioned in AutoCAD (by Adrienne Kapalko, assistant)

Plate #5. Platform, Groundrow
Plate #5. Platform, Groundrow

-Graphite on Vellum, Dimensioned in AutoCAD (by Adrienne Kapalko, assistant)

Plate #6. City Hall Wall, Door
Plate #6. City Hall Wall, Door

-Graphite on Vellum, Dimensioned in AutoCAD (by Adrienne Kapalko, assistant)

Plate #7. Garden Pavilion and Walls
Plate #7. Garden Pavilion and Walls

-Graphite on Vellum, Dimensioned in AutoCAD (by Adrienne Kapalko, assistant)

Plate #8. Maxim's Scenery
Plate #8. Maxim's Scenery

-Graphite on Vellum, Dimensioned in AutoCAD (by Adrienne Kapalko, assistant)