Oz the Great and Powerful Carriage Fabrication

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Apr 05, 2018 in

For the 2013 release of the prequel movie, Oz the Great and Powerful, Ravenswood Studio built not one but two amazing carriages. One was an ornate open carriage and the other was an enclosed sedan, shown below. This project was very hush hush for more than two years before the release of the movie and …

Constellations at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theater

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Feb 05, 2018 in

This abstract set for the world premier of the play Constellation at Steppenwolf Theatre looks like a monolithic concrete bowl. It is made out of plywood and hardcoated foam, and is sturdy enough to support multiple actors climbing and sitting on the wall. The amazing thing is that even though it looks monolithic, it comes …

Custom Model T Car for Marriott’s Ragtime

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Jan 26, 2018 in

What a fun project! For Marriott Theatre Lincolnshire’s production of the musical Ragtime, we took a common golf cart and transformed it into a well-proportioned Model T scaled to fit the size restrictions of the Marriott Theatre stage. Fiberglass parts from a Model T hot rod kit were modified to fit on the chopped golf …

Newsies at Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Dec 22, 2017 in

For Marriott Theatre Lincolnshire’s production of Newsies, we created several 25’ long I-beams. They had to look like real steel I-beams, but had weigh less than 700 pounds. They also had to be rigid and light so they could pivot on two points above the stage and strong when they dropped down to the stage …

The Bridges of Madison County at Marriott Theater in Lincolnshire

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Sep 12, 2017 in

We created an automated 30’ long by 8’ high bridge for Marriott Theatre Lincolnshire’s production of Bridges of Madison County. There is a trap door in the center of the bridge that allows a bed to emerge. Also during a choreographed number, eight actors activate sliding scissor hinged trestles on both sides of the bridge.