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Mary Poppins Q & A : Jeff Brown (Lighting Designer)

Mary Poppins Q & A : Jeff Brown (Lighting Designer)

Meet Jeff Brown

Lighting Designer for Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s MARY POPPINS JR.

WHAT DOES A LIGHTING DESIGNER DO? A theatre lighting designer works with the director, choreographer, set designer, costume designer, and sound designer to create the lighting, atmosphere, and time of day for the production in response to the text, while keeping in mind issues of visibility, safety, and cost. Courtesy of Wikipedia

INTERESTING OR UNIQUE CHALLENGE ON THIS PRODUCTION: This will be my first production at the Stages so it will be a unique and interesting for me to be working in the space the first time.

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB IN THIS PRODUCTION: Working with new people in the industry and working with Sarah the scenic designer again. Sarah and I are colleges from Minnesota State University Moorhead and have not worked together in awhile.

FAVORITE SONG FROM THE SHOW: Step in Time

WHY SHOULD PEOPLE COME SEE THIS SHOW: To support local theater and a great organization.

FIRST SHOW AT STAGES? Yes

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED IN THEATRE? While in college I could take a public speaking course or a technical theater course to fulfill a credit needed. I chose technical theater. That was 24 years ago and I have been doing theater ever sense.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE A STUDENT THINKING ABOUT A CAREER LIKE YOURS IN THE THEATRE: Work hard, seek out a respected mentor to learn from, be positive and have drive.

  • FAVORITE COLOR: Blue
  • FAVORITE MUSICAL: Assassins
  • FAVORITE PLAY: One flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • FAVORITE TV SHOW: House
  • FAVORITE SINGER: Freddie Mercury
  • FAVORITE SAYING OR QUOTE: If you don’t have to do it right the first time when will you have time to do it over.

Jeff Brown is a freelance scenic & lighting designer, exhibit designer, and owner of BrownKnows Design. Jeff served as Production Manager for the Duluth Playhouse from 2007-2014 and has more than 20 years of theater experience as a designer, technical director, and production manager.

 

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s MARY POPPINS JR.

NOVEMBER 16-DECEMBER 27, 2018   (ALL AGES)

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It’s a JOLLY HOLIDAY with Mary!

Original Music and lyrics by Richard M. and Robert B. Sherman. Book by Julian Fellowes. New Songs and Additional Music and Lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. Co-Created by Cameron Mackintosh. A Musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney film

Join us this holiday season for a practically perfect experience for the entire family! “It’s a jolly holiday with Mary” in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious adventure based on the award-winning Broadway musical and classic Walt Disney film. Step in Time with everyone’s favorite nanny and share the magical transformation of the Banks family with your family this holiday.

 

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