Although I had been designing light for productions at Central High School, Sound of Music in February of 2009 was the first time I got brave and ask if I could design the set.
This stage was a cafetorium. There was no fly loft. There was no wing space. There was no room for the band.
I came up with the idea to replace the leg curtains on the tracks with flat. I used TV flats. I taught my kids how to paint marble. Seriously... building my sets has become a family affair.
This was the beginning of a beautiful friendship! :)
Lighting in the cafeteria was interesting to say the least. I had a total of 15 front lights and 20 overhead lights, including strip lights. The light board was an old two scene/preset board.