Rancho Dominguez, CA, June 04, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Glee, the hit TV musical series, is going live and its stars will appear on-stage in a three week, four-city tour. Touring with them is a lavish reproduction of the theater drapes from Paris’ notorious Moulin Rouge cabaret.
The Moulin Rouge drape, which also appeared in a recent Glee episode, is part of the “Timeless and Traditional” drapery series supplied by the drapery rental company, Rent What? Inc. RentWhat? is also supplying a complete “soft goods” package of rented masking drapes from their Masking Drape line, along with their innovative portable dressing rooms. The rented pop-up portable dressing rooms allow for absolute privacy, include lighting and mirrors and are ideal for use in confined indoor or outdoor spaces. Rent What? provided other theatrical draperies previously seen on the popular Glee TV series as well.
Sharing the “Glee Live” stage are custom fabric stage props fabricated by sister company Sew What? Inc. that include large, upholstered fabric replicas of 1950’s guitar amplifiers.
“With the ‘Glee Live’ tour one can easily see the advantages of using the combined services of a drapery rental company in partnership with a custom drapery manufacturer to pull off a project as significant as this,” said Megan Duckett, president of Sew What? Inc. and partner in Rent What? Inc. “Having both firm’s services, as custom fabricator and rental supplier, working together as one makes it cost-effective to do a big show with only a three-week run.”
The Moulin Rouge drape, replete with digitally printed windmill, flame retardant polyester velour and gold ribbon trim, was a key set piece in a recent tour by R Kelly. It and has been featured on the stage at the Nokia Theater in Hollywood, as well as the Terrace Theater in Long Beach, California.
According to Ms Duckett, the show’s producers specified a “rich and theatrical look.” The combined services of Rent What? Inc. and Sew What? Inc. were uniquely able to fill the tour’s needs. “This show (Glee) has a vibe, an excitement, and a momentum that just keeps getting bigger and better,” says Ms Duckett. “We wanted to create the sensation of a permanent installation, with all the trim and glitter, but it had to be practical to take along on a high-energy, fast-paced tour.”
The Glee Live Tour runs from May 15 through May 30 beginning at the Dodge Theater in Phoenix, AZ. It ends at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.
About Rent What? Inc.
Committed to providing an ultimate experience in both drapery rental products and customer service, Rent What? Inc. is proud to be a woman owned and operated company. The firm, located in Rancho Dominguez, CA, has set the stage in providing unique drapery and backdrops for world renowned artists including Beyonce, R Kelly, Nickelback and Demi Lovato. Rent What? is industry known for its large inventory of inherently flame retardant stage drapes and backdrops, traveler tracks, and portable dressing rooms. The rental company is widely regarded for basic pricing schedules, innovative damage waiver policy and fast and friendly service. For more information contact Rent What? Inc. at (310) 639-7000 or visit www.rentwhatinc.com.
About Sew What? Inc.
Sew What? Inc., located in Rancho Dominguez, CA, is well known as a provider of dramatic theater backdrops used in major rock concerts, top fashion shows and other artistic staged venues − as well as pipe and drape systems at trade shows and special events. The stage drapery and stage curtain manufacturer has received numerous awards for business and innovation, including the Dell/NFIB Small Business Excellence Award, and PC Magazine’s SMB 20 Award for technological innovation for small and medium-sized businesses, and had its drapery featured on the 1000th cover of Rolling Stone. Contact Sew What? Inc. at (310) 639-6000, or visit www.sewwhatinc.com for more information.