A CLOSER LOOK – Shenandoah 30th Anniversary Tour

Some of the most interesting details of a stage production can sometimes only be seen by the people on stage. Here at the Thrasher-Horne, we try our best to give you an inside look at all aspects of our performances. We want you to see all angles of your favorite shows and artists… more than just the view from your seat. If we can get access to it, so should you! It’s with this mentality that we bring you a new regular feature on the blog – A CLOSER LOOK. This will be our opportunity to take you into the spotlights, through the stage door, and into every nook and cranny backstage to show you how your night of entertainment comes to be – from load-in to load-out.

Shenandoah took the stage at the Thrasher-Horne on November 3rd, 2017, a homecoming of sorts for led singer Marty Raybon as well as a stunning retrospective throughout the history and music that makes up their phenomenal career. Check out some close-up shots from the performance below. If you were in the audience, you’ll agree – this was Shenandoah at the top of their game, relishing decade after decade of memories and chart topping hits!

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For more information or to purchase tickets to our upcoming shows, visit our website at THcenter.org.

SEEN AT THE SCENE – So You Think You Can Dance

At the Thrasher-Horne Center, the only thing more beautiful than our shows is our audiences. It was a whirlwind of motion (onstage and off) as dancers flooded our center earlier this month for the 14th Season tour of Fox’s smash hit show So You Think You Can Dance! The ten season finalists (along with two All-Star coaches) exploded onto the stage with a full evening of dance, complete with show-stopping routines from the competition and audience favorites. It was a phenomenal show performed with passion for a phenomenal crowd. Pick up your tickets today for our upcoming shows at THcenter.org and who knows… you may be the next beautiful person to grace our blog!

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SEEN AT THE SCENE – Shenandoah 30th Anniversary Tour

At the Thrasher-Horne Center, the only thing more beautiful than our shows is our audiences. Classic country crooner Marty Raybon staged a homecoming of sorts as he returned to the region where he attended high school to present a full evening’s worth of hits on Shenandoah’s 30th Anniversary Tour. Our audience came in droves to witness this hometown hero and sang along energetically to almost every song. The energy in the room couldn’t have been more electric, and Marty was so touched that he spent an hour after the show greeting fans and taking photos in the lobby. Pick up your tickets today for our upcoming shows at THcenter.org and who knows… you may be the next beautiful person to grace our blog!

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SEEN AT THE SCENE – 2017 Thrasher-Horne Celebration

At the Thrasher-Horne Center, the only thing more beautiful than our shows is our audiences. Earlier this month, we kicked off our new season and our new brand with a lavish Celebration that brought friends and fans on an exclusive tour of the building (including all those secret backstage areas) and provided them with an insiders view of how a $22 million Arts Center operates. The tour included giveaways, live performances, food, and drinks as it snaked its way through almost every nook and cranny of our almost 85,000 square foot building.  It was definitely an experience that our guests won’t soon forget! Pick up tickets today for our upcoming shows at THcenter.org and who knows… you may be the next beautiful person to grace our blog!

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SEEN AT THE SCENE – The Purple Xperience

At the Thrasher-Horne Center, the only thing more beautiful than our shows is our audiences. Our crowd last Saturday night wearing a rainbow of purple as we kicked off our 2017-2018 Season with a deliriously energetic performance by The Purple Xperience live on our Main Stage. It was an explosion of Prince’s greatest hits and crowd favorites that had our audience dancing and singing like it was 1999. Pick up your tickets today for our upcoming shows at THcenter.org and who knows… you may be the next beautiful person to grace our blog!

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SEEN AT THE SCENE – MAMMA MIA!

At the Thrasher-Horne Center, the only thing more beautiful than our shows is our audiences. Our crowd last Tuesday night dusted off their white platform boots and boogied on down to catch MAMMA MIA! live on our Main Stage. It was a two and a half hour ABBA explosion which saw our sell-out crowd dancing and singing along to all their favorite hits. Pick up your tickets today for our upcoming shows at THcenter.org (especially our newly announced 2017-2018 Broadway Orange Park season) and who knows… you may be the next beautiful person to grace our blog!

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A Look Inside MAMMA MIA’s Suitcases

When Mamma Mia arrives on the doorstep of the Thrasher-Horne Center this June, they’ll be traveling with quite a large suitcase.

The hugely popular ABBA jukebox musical tours with a cast of over 30 performers, and they cycle through a TON of costumes throughout the course of the two act show. Below are some of our favorite facts about what it’s like to dress the ladies and gentlemen of Mamma Mia!

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Over 400m of Lycra is used to make the Super Trouper costumes shown above. One company in London has been contracted to supply all this fabric to every International production of MAMMA MIA! The MAMMA MIA! orders alone saved the Italian mill that creates the special fabric from closing.

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There are 45 Super Troupers (principal ladies and men including understudies) in the show!

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There are 72 principal costumes in the show – each of the principals has 3 understudies, making a total of 288 principal and understudy costumes!

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There are 390 ensemble and swing costumes!

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There are approximately 3,120 items of clothing for MAMMA MIA! in the theatre at any given time!

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Donna’s Super Trouper costume (shown above) is comprised of 24 different elements:

  1. main fabric
  2. sleeve & leg frills (which are meticulously cut and then sent to a pleating specialist)
  3. silver piping trim
  4. rhinestone strip
  5. eyelets
  6. heavyweight zipper
  7. belt beads (from Australia)
  8. belt backing and lining
  9. Perspex buckle (custom cut for the show)
  10. shoulder pads
  11. lining
  12. inner lining to support fronts
  13. sheer flesh soufflé for front panel
  14. silver Cord elastic for facing
  15. thin Lycra to edge sleeve and leg frills
  16. small star shaped rhinestone stones
  17. large star shaped rhinestone stones
  18. triangular iridescent stones
  19. round iridescent stones
  20. lozenge shaped glass stones
  21. star shaped earrings
  22. silver boots
  23. bra
  24. rhinestone hair clips

 

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There are approximately 33,000 rhinestones on the Super Troupers costumes, all sewn on by hand!

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The principal actresses, understudies, female ensemble and swings have 121 bras between them!

 

The costumes in the show seriously have to be seen to be believed. If you haven’t picked up your tickets yet, there are still great seats available at all price levels. Visit our Box Office inside the theatre, call us at (904) 276-6815, or boogie on over to THcenter.org to secure your seats for the farewell dance party of the year… Mamma Mia!