It’s been said that you can’t go home again, but that doesn’t stop UVLD Lighting Designer David Rees from returning to his theatrical roots. On a recent break from the road, David was happy to lend his skills to Centerpoint Legacy Theatre’s production of Mary Poppins.
The production was produced by Scott Van Dyke and directed by Danny Inkley in his first outing helming a tuner. The projection-intensive scenery was designed by Joshua Roberts. This musical presents unique challenges to smaller theaters. There are numerous locations both inside and out, night and day and through different times of the year.
“Josh’s projections helped us move seamlessly from place to place and really made my job much easier,” said Rees. “It was an honor to work with such a talented production team.”
Working at CenterPoint is becoming a family activity for the Rees family. David’s wife Lori and son Matthew are actors who have performed in numerous productions at the the theater. Centerpoint is the resident company at the Davis Center for the Performing Arts in Centerville, Utah. Their mission is to provide theatrical experiences that engage, entertain, and enrich the lives of patrons and performers.
CenterPoint’s production of Mary Poppins is running now through March 25th, Mondays through Saturdays. Tickets are available at www.cptutah.org.
Production photos by Pepperfox Photo, Courtesy Center Point Legacy Theater