Design Process

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This production was produced in 2008, years before the Mid-Century Modern craze popularized by Mad Men. In developing the design I studied the urban/corporate architecture, furniture and graphics of the 1960’s. Iconic Knoll, Eames, Bertoia, Cherner and Saarinen elements were incorporated into a speedy scene shifting mechanism involving overhead tracking panels reminiscent of several other shows I’ve designed with the same director and choreographer. Integrating the design was a full stage illuminated Monopoly-style game board backing structure with individual light boxes that would light up on cue commenting on the stage action. 


"Tom is a dream collaborator - a good listener, a creative thinker, and a team player. He is passionate about details and sensitive to the big picture. A true professional.” — Brant Russell, Director



By: Music and Lyrics, Frank Loesser
Director: Aubrey Berg
Choreographer: Diane Lala
Music Director: David Gardos
Venue: College-Conservatory of Music/CCM
Scenic Design: Thomas C. Umfrid
Lighting Design: Ryan Bochnowski
Sound: Sun Hee Kil
Costume Design: Reba Senske
Hair and Makeup: Lisa Lehmkuhl
Technical Director: Mark Rapach
Stage Manager: Brittanie Sicker
Photographer:  Mark Lyons