Most of the proscenium theaters here are actually very beautiful historic theaters, with all the architectural details we love, down to the red velvet curtain. This gives me some options as to where I can shoot, but the end result is most likely going to boil down to what we can afford. Historic places generally have tight restrictions (as well they should), and since they are all still working theaters, we also have to work around their production schedules, which is a little tricky. Still, I have a couple of candidates, and even toured one the other day with my producer, who I'll introduce to you another day.
We visited a place in Encinitas (very cute surfer town) called La Paloma Theater. I love that Paloma is Spanish for ''dove", which is very much a part of the magic world. Here are a few pictures.
The last location I'm looking for is a house. Nothing special, just a house. Ideally, I'm looking for something small. A simple house that looks a bit unkempt. And then my locations will be set. How exciting is that?