Thursday, January 20, 2011

Music and Set Design

My first musical was Sweeney Todd.

The DEEEEEP end of the pool.

Among the hundreds of design lessons I learned from that show is this one musical nugget: Don't make singers run up too high a stair 'cause they need breath left to sing!

A shout-out to the late Kristina Baker whose wonderful Mrs. Lovett coped with my rickety metal too-tall stairs. So talented. So kind to me. So missed.


  1. Hello,
    I would like to use this set design for a presentation in my Stagecraft class at Texas Woman's University. My presentation will be on different set desgings for Sweeney Todd.

    Is this ok? and how would you like to be credited?

  2. Ashley-

    I'm glad you'd like to show this - it's a design I'm proud of.

    If you'd please credit it to Clare Floyd DeVries for WaterTower Theatre, Addison, 2001, that'd be great. There's more info on this show on my website at under "Sweeney Todd". Best of luck with your presentation.

  3. Hi! I would like to ask permission to feature this design in my portfolio as part of a mood board I am making. Shall use the same credit?

  4. You're welcome to show my sketch with the same credit described above. Good luck with your portfolio!