Classical Jazz '05


Cats is a sung-through musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on the 1939 poetry collection Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot.

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Meet the Artist:


This specific background was only a small fraction of the work I put into the production for the song. I also influenced the lighting and set design. Having this understanding of the set and what the lighting would look like helped me create the background. I had a color scheme to work with. After watching North Allegheny’s previous showing of the musical Cats I tried to break down the set to understand the background alone. Starting in the far back I illustrated the infamous moon in photoshop using the brush tool. Most of the images present in the background are done with the brush tool in photoshop while utilizing photo references. I then continued slowly building the image. Once I believed I had completed the image I had the idea to incorporate small pieces from the other songs that were performed in this revue. Overall I believe the piece worked well with the actors on stage and completed the ambiance that was necessary for the song. One of the few critiques I have for my piece is that I felt it was rushed. I wish I could have taken more time on it, but am happy with the overall image.

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