Baker Street, the Sherlock Holmes Musical, opens 42nd Street Moon’s 2016-2017 Season on November 2 and runs through November 20 at the Eureka Theatre in San Francisco. Here is the first in our behind-the-scenes look at the production.
In order to evoke the many locations in Victorian England that appear in Baker Street, 42nd Street Moon is incorporating the use of scenic projections for the first time. Each projection is mocked up as a line drawing before being shaded, refined and colored for final use in the production. The projections must be detailed enough to give a clear indication of the setting (and to include some Easter Eggs for Sherlock Holmes fans!) but not so detailed as to overwhelm the intimacy of the Eureka Theatre. We are fortunate to have the talented Amy O’Hanlon on board to design our projections, working closely with director Cindy Goldfield and Scenic Designer Kevin August Landesman. (more below)
Amy is an illustrator from San Ramon. She began studying art at Humboldt State University before continuing her education at Kingston University in London where she studied visual narrative and communication design. After graduating with distinction in 2015, Amy began working as a children’s book illustrator and freelance designer for a wide variety of clients from the East Bay, including Mike Mirabella for his book, “On the Luck of an Irish Sailor,” as well as internationally. Amy is inspired by the fantasy of everyday life, the magic that exists in the corner of the eye. She is drawn to stories that look beneath the surface, that have surprising depth and emotional intelligence. She aspires to continue to grow as an artist and to always be making beautiful things.