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    Seven Guitars Q&A with Gregg T. Daniel

    Gregg T. Daniel returns this fall to direct Seven Guitars, continuing A Noise Within’s exploration of August Wilson’s entire American Century Cycle. Learn more about his vision for the production. What attracted you to Seven Guitars?  There are a number of entry points into Seven Guitars which attracted me. Of course, the use of music…

  • Bridgette Ramirez

    Q&A with An Iliad Composer & Cellist Karen Hall

    Usually in the orchestra pit, Karen Hall has over 25 musical theater books in her repertoire and has been an on-camera cellist for TV shows such as Glee and Modern Family. Outside of music, Karen has trained in improv, clown, mime, and mask work. She enjoys pushing the visual component of musical performance to better…

  • Bridgette Ramirez

    Who’s Behind the Camera: Q&A with Daniel Reichert

    Ever wondered who’s responsible for the stunning promotional photos for our productions? Meet Daniel Reichert, an LA-based photographer who helps us tell the visual story of our plays from their first conception.   What was the first show that you worked with A Noise Within? How did you start working with us?   My first…

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    Q&A with Alice in Wonderland Sound Designer

    If you come to see Alice in Wonderland, listen closely for the work of our composer and sound designer, Josh Grondin. The sound design of Alice is key to transporting audience members, alongside Alice, into the curiouser and curiouser world of Wonderland.  What attracted you to Alice in Wonderland? What is most intriguing to you about…

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    Q&A with The Winter’s Tale Costume Designer

    We’re only able to bring our 1920s re-imagining of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale to life with the help of set designers, makeup artists, and our costume designer, Garry Lennon. Today, Lennon shares more about how he brings his own slice of magic to The Winter’s Tale story. What attracted you to The Winter’s Tale? What…

  • Bridgette Ramirez

    First Rehearsal Recap: Alice in Wonderland

    Ours is an Alice in Wonderland that you will both recognize and be surprised by – a quirky children’s fable with astounding logical and illogical prowess, intelligent humor, and a marvelous metaphysical exploration of growing up. At the beginning of first rehearsal, Director Stephanie Shroyer expressed her enthusiasm to revive and rethink Lewis Carroll’s entourage…

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    Behind the Scenes of the Alice Photoshoot

    How do you make it look like you’re falling when you’re not actually falling? Resident Artist Erika Soto was game to find out in our Alice in Wonderland photoshoot. Paired with a high stool and a couple of hairdryers, she channeled her imagination (and a lot of core strength training) to create the illusion of…

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    First Rehearsal Recap: The Winter’s Tale

    “Does not the stone rebuke me for being more stone than it?” – The Winter’s Tale, Act V Scene III Our production of The Winter’s Tale streamlines to the core story of Leontes, who transforms from an egocentric paranoid king who builds monuments to himself, to a humbled man who wants nothing more than reconciliation. At…

  • Bridgette Ramirez

    Behind the Scenes of The Winter’s Tale Photoshoot

    Is there a more fantastical transformation than breathing life into a statue? Thanks to the expert touch of our hair and make-up designer Shannon Hutchins, we sprinkled a bit of magic on our two leads – Resident Artist Frederick Stuart as King Leontes and Trisha Miller as Queen Hermione – to turn them into living…

  • Bridgette Ramirez

    Meet the New Ghost of Christmas Past

    Trisha Miller has joined our annual A Christmas Carol for the first time ever this year as our Ghost of Christmas Past. Get a fresh perspective on our classic production of a classic holiday fable and read our Q&A with her below! What about the role of the Ghost of Christmas Past appeals to you…

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