West Linn High School Performing Arts Dept.
Set and Lighting Design
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF by Stein/Harnick/Bock – Winter 2000
Directed & Choreographed by Nicki Hudson. Set and Lighting Design by Jon Ares. Costume Design by Cheryl Cantwell.
The set and lighting was based on imagery of Marc Chagall. Though certainly not a new design concept, we felt the general look of a Russian folk tale would be the most appealing. Cheryl Cantwell’s costumes not only utilized authentic colours, but also authentic cuts. With the Chagall-esque sets, it was a vivid storybook.
The scenic painting was executed in great part by Elesa Douglas, a fabulous scenic artist. Not very visible in these pictures is a gorgeous show portal of Chagall swirls and fragments of Tevye’s Anatevka. The orchestra is directly upstage, behind a black scrim. Beyond them is another scrim and hard portal — oniontops of Imperialist Russia (in vivid Chagall colours — reflective of his later works).