Thursday, October 4, 2018

King Kong the Musical

Tonight, I had the opportunity to attend the dress rehearsal of the new King Kong musical on Broadway. It premieres on November 8. It is awe-inspiring and so worth seeing! The stage set designs are breathtaking. As well as the insanely big and life-like King Kong animatronic puppet. Here’s how the NYTimes describes it: « a moving sculpture, with sad eyes and a fearsome roar, requiring 14 performers, as well as 16 microprocessors, to operate.»
I made some quick drawings from my seat, in the dark. It was fascinating to watch the puppeteers maneuver the ape and at the same time continue to believe that the beast is alive and has feelings... just wow!


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