INNOVATIVE DESIGN CONCEPTS by Carolyn Von Ahnen

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PCPAT LOBBY DECOR COMMITTEE CHAIR

 

CURRENT SHOW:
PCPAT 2015-2016

 

FORMER SHOWS:

"BELIEVE"

ALADDIN

LION KING

BEAUTY & BEAST

 

 
 
 

 

The concept for the lobby decorating is to recreate the little town that Belle strolls thru in the opening of the Disney movie.

Thursday Night's Progress (above) Friday - making it come alive....
     

TO ALL OF MY LOBBY CREW...

♥ THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU ♥

 The professionalism and talents you all put into the preparation of the props, and decorating on Friday was tremendous!!! I cannot tell you how thrilled I was to have been working with such a great group of people!! To those who stayed and helped us take the lobby down so fast you guys are terrific! I signed up to do it again next year, please consider joining my team again - we all worked so well together!!! ♥ Ya All!

 

4/29 - All that is left will be finished @ college Thurs & Friday prior to Saturday's Show

Behind the scenes, Castle walls cut & assembled, ready to be put on stair area.  Wooden Stands built and each on spray painted black to hold our props up good & sturdy! :)  Cutting - Cutting & More Cutting, everybody but Phillippe cut out and ready to be put onto their stands.  Top for ticket cart made, but not shown in photo.  Not shown the fountain has been painted and ready to go - jsut have to fix up our faux water fountain and that scene is ready to go. 

SPECIAL THANKS to my fabulous, wonderful, super terrific Decorating Crew, the lobby will be stunning, and I have you ALL to thank for helping me figure out how to make this all happen!!!
 

Lobby Entry:
Belle feeding horse, who is pulling ticket cart, driven by Maurice.... whew!

 

We are all fluffy now!

   

Belle Reads to Sheep at Fountain

     

Sparkling & ready to go!

twins have become triplets :)

Glittered & Rose Covered

     

feathers, pearls, windows, glitter

Snazzy & Sparklie

oh so sparklie now...

     

 

     
     
     
progress:
 
PHOTO PROP

 

3 characters for top, side of stairs
 - castle entry right

 

 

3/20 things to be done, tulle on Belle standee, touch up & complete Bimbettes & Hat Shoppe scene, make library scene, create Wagon Cart w/ Horse, Belle & Maurice (belle's dad as driver)   Make stands and adhere to back of all self-standing props.  Cut out Castle Wall and adhere furring strips to back of castle walls for stability.

Lumiere - gold metallic paint
and glitter paint on leaves

 

Belle shown in-front of
Beast to show size

Beast almost as tall as my dining room door opening - and wider! Andrew is 5/11 you see him peaking behind it - that should give you a point of reference to size.

Belle Painted out for sign

Lecons de danse” (Dance Lessons) sign & possibly reuse the ballerina puppets to put around the PCPAT tables. 
     
 

“Billets de Theatre” (theater tickets) could be sold possibly in a Horse Cart? Sign shaped like a movie ticket.  Cart could read in English "ticket booth". Belle reaching up petting the Horse. Suggested, 2nd sign hang below in english.

“Plantes & Fleurs” (plants & flowers) sign for Garden of Eden  

CHANGE OUR SIGN TO:
FLOWERS & BALLOONS

Au Petit Chapeau”  (Little Hat) could borrow a hat rack or 2 and fill with old style hats.  Put a big self standing mirror – could be a photo area – where kids could try them on and pose?  --- MENS & WOMENS HATS - FEATHER BOAS  - PHOTO OP AREA

Shoppe de Jouets 

(toy shop) sign
 for Ted E. Bear

     

“Book Seller” (Book Shop/Library) Large Cardboard Bookshelves and Belle with shop keeper – like Book Shoppe name batter – no Belle – just keeper & shelving

in movie sign reads "Book Seller"

 

Snack Shack:  Signs for “Café De PCPAT We could borrow some cute little bistro tables & chair sets.  Put candles on the tables, lots of flowers around it – Cut out standee of Baker w/ tray of rolls – maybe it could be tray of hot dogs? Should we have “tea sets” for decorating around Snack Shack. Tea Trolly Cart (wooden preferred)  -- recommended we put bud vases & a rose on each table!!! J Love it!!!

     

Fountain
: If someone had a large drink fountain, we could set up high on a table and make a Belle standing near it reading w/ a sheep or two looking on.  Suggested we use landscaping bricks to create base.

 

 

$29.00 Walmart! We of course would not hang cups from it http://www.walmart.com/ip/Nostalgia-Electronics-22-Lighted-Party-Fountain-1.5-Gallon/10205106?sourceid=1500000000000003260370&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=10205106

Anyone have a small outdoor fountain?  Online they go for $100 + up

 
     
Misc. town shots:    
     
     
     

 

Stairs: Castle Entrance – large sign Be Our Guest, Belle & Beast dancing at top of stairs (photo prop) use Belle from Belle of Ball with new 6’ Beast -  could have Mrs. Potts, Chip, Lum & Cogs all at top of stairs on other side looking at the couple.  Suggested using lattice around bottom step area to create focal point to place flowers & shrubs.  Put Topiary trees at bottom to create floral entry.  Ivy or rose garland around the posts.

     
could have Mrs. Potts, Chip, Lum & Cogs all at top of stairs on other side looking at the couple. 

 
     
     

Shop signs to be wrought iron looking: