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Let’s Sneak Backstage at Children’s Theatreby Matt Olin on March 12, 2019
They say the devil’s in the details – and we’re here to point out the devilishly cool details in the
QC. When you live in a town for a long time, it’s easy to stop looking. But, from street art to set
design to kitschy places to grab a beer and a sandwich, Charlotte’s got plenty to enthrall your
curiosity … if you’re looking.
If you really want to find yourself getting lost in the details of Charlotte’s creativity, pull
whatever strings you must to get a tour of the legendary scene shop at the Children’s Theatre of
Charlotte. Photographer Alvin C. Jacobs Jr. and I slipped back there recently with the theatre’s
veteran scenic artist, Tim Parati, and we marveled at the many relics of fantastical worlds hiding
in every corner. Having helped build sets and props years ago at the original Children’s Theatre
on Morehead Street, this was a nostalgia-rich experience for me. Hover over the individual photos
below to read captions in which Parati provides some extra insights. Dig in!
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Photo Credit: Alvin C. Jacobs Jr.