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Behind-the-Scene of Newsies The Musical

We attended as a guest of the SCFTA

The Entrance to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Newsies The Musical will be at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts May 17 – 29, 2016

We were invited to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts for a behind-the-scenes tour of Newsies The Musical. Newsies The Musical is a Disney Theatrical Productions stage musical based on the 1992 musical film Newsies, which in turn was inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City.  Here are some images of what goes on before the show begins.

Getting ready to learn about the wardrobes in Newsies

The very talented and crafty Gillian Austin gave us the 411 on the wardrobes.

Looking at newsies wardrobes

Due to all the splits while dancing, nickers are the number one casualties of the show.

One of the outfits worn in Newsies

The theme of the era is checkered material and wool.

Luckily for the dancers they have three complete sets of outfits to rotate through.

Dress worn in the play newsies

Making the costumes look dirty in the play newsies

Ever wonder how they make the costumes look so dirty?

costume designer working behind the scenes for newsies

Dyed water and paint!  After each wash they have to touch it up!

Designing a costume for newsies

Finished costume design for newsies

behind the scenes of newsies

Prop crates to carry everything from the stage to shoes.

newspaper prop for newsies

These molds were made to look like papers.

inside of the sergerstrom before newsies

What the Segerstrom Hall looks like from the stage.

set design for newsies

stage for newsies

It’s amazing how quickly the team got these three pillars up while we were behind the scenes.

newspaper props in newsies

These are actual newspapers used in the show.The articles were written and printed by the props department.

stage set-up for newsies

With little room on stage, props are often up in the air, and brought down for scenes.

signs used in newsies

Strike signs are stacked in order for a speedy grab and go before the scene.

newsies props

Katherine’s writing table.

typewriter for newsies

Fully functioning typewriter, makes me a little nostalgic.

inside of a prop box for newsies

This is what the inside of a prop box looks like.

newies banner

Each page is laminated to survive the wear and tear of nightly shows.

shoes worn in newsies

Shoe wardrobe box.

costume bins for newsies

The cast’s costume bins.

all of the set props for newsies

exploring behind the scenes for newies

desk used in newsies

back stage artwork for newsies

backdrop used in newsies

morgan keen newsies

Morgan Keene (Katherine)

joey barreiro newsies

Joey  Barreiro (Jack Kelly).

To buy your tickets to Newsies The Musical please visit the Segerstrom Center for the Arts at www.scfta.org.

I’m an OC mom of two and photographer. I love living in Southern California and want to expose my children to all that it offers. I love taking my kids on adventures and capturing their every moment so much so that my kids find it odd if I don’t take their pictures. You can see my work on facebook.com/photosbynaz.
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