Building ideas for a onstage train? Answered
My high school is doing Hello Dolly and if possiblelwould like a train to be brought on stage, does anyone have ideas on how to do that? I have a couple but I'm having trouble bring all of it to one idea. I had an idea you can make hand turnable axles and gears for the wheels, other stuff for the smokestack, I was thinking maybe corflute for the body, but its really just chaos in my head right now. Any suggestions?
It needs to be fairly lightweight.
It would be nice to have workable wheels
And not a real smokestack obviously but the appearance of smoke and a whistle
Maybe a back platform if at all possible that Dolly could jump on...
Our stage is small. It has no special things about it and its roughly 20 by 30 feet. There are two backstage wings that are really just small hallways that let out into the audience, and those are about 20 feet long.
Our plays are all financed by the drama teacher herself so the less expensive the better as well.
If nothing comes up thats ok too. We have an alternative that can be used.