Saturday, October 29, 2011

You're Aging Well

For the past couple of weeks, I've been doing makeup for the Big Broadcast of 1954 at the historic Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA. It's a staged radio show complete with a foley (live sound effects) crew and live music. The show is in 2 parts and consists of the "Frank Cyrano Byfar Hour", the "in-studio" portion of the show featuring live comedy, music, and on-air banter, and the chilling radio drama "Sleepy Hollow", featuring music by the self-described "torture chamber music" ensemble Jaggery. And, of course, some fabulous voice acting.

Makeup time backstage is kind of hectic, so I haven't had the chance to take many pictures. But I did want to get some shots of the age makeup I do on Mary Ferrara, who plays Cilla Nijenhuis in "Sleepy Hollow" (she also has the most fabulous dress in the show, featuring panniers that make her hips about 5 feet wide, which makes it that much more of a shame that she's onstage for all of 4 minutes).

Here's Mary wearing only foundation on her face:

And here's Mary with full age makeup. I did the face and brows; Mary's hair was styled & whitened by makeup coordinator Elizabeth Stone:

There's one show left on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 8 pm. Come see!

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