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!