You should go see ‘The Sponge Bob Musical’ at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago.
While enjoying the overly optimistic protagonist as he faces down a new challenge look to the left and right of the stage (doesn’t matter stage left or house left because you’ll want to look both ways) to see a couple of chain reaction style machines that we helped to design and build.
We worked with the David Zinn, the plays Scenic Designer, to design the machines to meet his vision of their appearance and what they should accomplish. After panning out the details of the design we worked with Prop-N-Spoon at their New Jersey shop to fabricate and test the machines prior to the delivery and installation at the Oriental Theatre. We even got to go work in the theater to get the machines working, chain reaction machines are finicky and don’t go back together well, especially after being painted….