The Performing Arts Showcase was a the very first production built with money from the “President’s Innovation Fund” which would in later years, also fund our annual musical in the Spring. As the first showcase of the variety of performing arts at Skyline College, we decided to give it a general “Theme”, this year that theme being “New York”. The set was simply a very large “ground row” which was placed upstage of the band risers, but given enough distance to allow for back lighting through a large number of “cut out” windows in each of the buildings (each backed with muslin to allow them to “glow”). The individual buildings themselves were built as large “Hollywood Flats” so that when placed in front and behind each other, would give the illusion of scale and depth. The frames for the flats varied in width from either 1″ x 2″, 1″ x 3″, or 1″ x 4″ to give the illusion of variety in that depth and scale. Once completed, we were able to light the structure from both in front as well as behind on the cyclorama to mix a variety of colors to match the mood of each piece.