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The Designs of Tharon Musser

by Delbert Unruh

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  • 38 Currently reading

Published by Broadway Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Art / Performing Arts

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages128
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL12337904M
    ISBN 101933348119
    ISBN 109781933348117
    OCLC/WorldCa165084046

    Right off the top of my head I can name Tharon Musser's exquisite design for "A Chorus Line." This was truly lighting art at its best. Not only was the lighting designer supporting every moment of the actors' and dancers' stories, she broke new ground in . These books and others, including A Glossary of Stage Lighting (), were born from McCandless’ lectures at Yale, where he taught some of the early greats in the field including Jean Rosenthal and Tharon Musser.

    - Book Of A Broadway Musical, Nominee (John - Best Lighting Design, Nominee (Tharon Musser) - Director Of A Broadway Musical, Nominee (Harold Prince) - Best Direction Of A Musical, Nominee (Harold Prince) - Lighting Designer (Play), Nominee (Tharon Musser) - Best Choreography, Nominee (Patricia Birch) A Chorus Line with book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante and lyrics by Edward Kleban. This chapter will provide an overview of the plot of the musical, followed by an identification of the various elements required of the lighting design as found within the script and how other design areas might impact the design.

      After that, the fog machines, Tharon Musser's spooky lighting and Theoni V. Aldredge's imaginative costumes provide what atmosphere there is. (Sometimes, however, Mrs. Aldredge too strenuously. The Act (Original, Musical, Broadway) opened in New York City and played through Jul 1,


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The Designs of Tharon Musser by Delbert Unruh Download PDF EPUB FB2

THE DESIGNS OF THARON MUSSER is profusely illustrated with sixty-nine photographs of her work, as well as over a dozen example of her hand-drawn light plots, magic sheets, and other paperwork. THE DESIGNS OF THARON MUSSER, published in Marchis written by Delbert Unruh, Professor of Theatre and Film at the University of Kansas, along 5/5(1).

Book Format Text Page Count Publication Year Publisher USITT Place Published / Released Syracuse, NY Subject Lighting design, Theatre, Music & Performing Arts, Staging and Design, Tharon Musser,Theatrical productions, Lighting design, Cenografia e Design, Escenografía y Diseño Keywords and Translated SubjectsPages: This is a wonderful biography of the incredible career had by Tharon Musser.

Enjoyable narrative and great pictures, illustrations and designs - this will be added to my research shelf for my theatre students.5/5.

Tharon Myrene Musser, American lighting designer (born Jan. 8,Roanoke, Va.—died ApNewtown, Conn.), illuminated the sets of at least Broadway productions and won three Tony Awards—for Follies (), A Chorus Line (), the first show to use a computer-controlled lighting.

Tharon Musser, who said she “painted with light” and proved it with her lighting designs for more than Broadway shows including “Follies,” “A Chorus Line” and “Dreamgirls,” all.

Tharon Musser (January 8, – Ap ) was an American lighting designer who worked on more than Broadway productions. She was termed the "Dean of American Lighting Designers" and is considered one of the pioneers in her field.

Musser was best known for her work on the musicals A Chorus Line and Dreamgirls. A Chorus Line was the first production of.

Tharon Musser Nominee Best Book of a Musical Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Tharon Musser Nominee.

Best Book of a Musical Tharon Musser Winner Musical Scenic Design (Play or Musical). With Rosenthal and then Tharon Musser, lighting became a distinct discipline. Rosenthal has 85 Broadway lighting design credits between and her death innotably West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, and Cabaret.

Musser has between andincluding A Chorus Line, The Wiz, and the original Follies. eBook is an electronic version of a traditional print book THE can be read by using a personal computer or by using an eBook reader.

(An eBook reader can be a software application for use on a computer such as Microsoft's free Reader application, or a book-sized computer THE is used solely as a reading device such as Nuvomedia's Rocket eBook.).

These books and others, including A Glossary of Stage Lighting (), were born from McCandless’ lectures at Yale, where he taught some of the early greats in the field including Jean Rosenthal and Tharon Musser.

McCandless was also one of the first professors to outline the historical development of lighting design. His books are not only. They're Playing Our Song (Original, Musical, Comedy, Romantic Comedy, Broadway) opened in New York City and played through Sep 6, Tharon Musser interview ( video) Filmmaker/ Interviewer: Lisa Aronson.

More Information on A Chorus Line. Internet Broadway Database; Wikipedia "A light plot is not a light plot until it has coffee stains and cigarette burns on it.". Tharon Musser explains, "Lighting design was a woman's field" and recounts how Jean Rosenthal invented it and Rosenthal and Peggy Clark, along with Abe Feder, developed it.

Long ago, "The set. Tharon Musser was a prominent 20th-century American lighting designer, working on theatre, dance, opera, special events, and industrial shows. The Tharon Musser lighting designs and papers contain materials collected and created by Musser over the course of her career.

42nd Street Musical Memorabilia Available. 42nd Street is an American musical with a book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, lyrics by Al Dubin and Johnny Mercer, and music by Harry Warren.

The Broadway production, produced by David Merrick, directed by an ailing Gower Champion and orchestrated by Philip J. Lang, won the Tony Award for Best.

It is a scene charged with motion that depends for much of its dramatic effect on the sharpened precision of Tharon Musser's lighting design. The upstage villains are bathed in ominous green light - the physical embodiment of the corrupt side of success - while the reality of payola literally dawns on the black musicians as brighter lights.

The bank of Tharon Musser pays fantastic dividends. —Wendall K. Harrington, projection designer I had just graduated from NYU when I was asked to design a less-than-professional production of A Chorus Line. USITT presents the designs of Tharon Musser Designs of Tharon Musser: Responsibility: written by Delbert Unruh ; with Marilyn Rennagel and Jeff Davis ; foreword by Richard Pilbrow.

More information: Applause. Memorabilia Available. Applause is a musical with a book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, lyrics by Lee Adams, and music by Charles musical is based on the film All About Eve and the short story on which the movie is based, Mary Orr’s “The Wisdom of Eve”.

The story centers on aging star Margo Channing, who innocently takes a fledgling. The Tharon Musser book is softcover on high quality paper. I don't have it in front of me but I'd say it's 75 to pages. It's a lot like what you would buy at a museum exhibition.Lighting Design by Tharon Musser.

Directed by Alan Arkin. Broadhurst Theatre (moved to The Shubert Theatre from 30 Oct to 9 Febthen moved to The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre from 11 Feb close): 20 Dec 21 Apr ( performances + 2 previews that began on 18 Dec ).

From Live Design Online: Tharon Musser, the dean of Broadway lighting design, passed away at the age of "After a long illness, Tharon passed away comfortably in the company of her long-time.