Metal mugs/tankards for B & Beast :-)

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November 12, 2012
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Hey There,I need to rent the metal mugs for Beauty & the Beast. So far, I have only found them for $3.99 a piece plus shipping. Can anyone do better? I need them for a 12/1/12 performance.Lesa
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November 17, 2012
I will be spray painting cups today! I just wanted to thank you all for your help. What a great resource...sometimes the simplest things can stump me. I do feel like doing B & B is a bit "out of our league". We don't have the $ or resources, but we are going to make it work! Thanks all!

November 17, 2012
A great teacher once taught me that "boundaries can be freeing". If you can't have a 3-story castle on a wagon, make the castle in your own way. Necessity can be inspiration for the most amazing creativity. Some of the work I'm most proud of is "black box and a story". The story and the kids are front and center. Repeating what's been done is so YESTERDAY! Do it your own way and it will be better than copying someone else's vision. Break a leg!

November 16, 2012
We opted to do without the clinking, and I made 12+ mugs out of some 4" ABS pipe, pizza box cardboard, some hot glue, a heat gun, paint and screws. I suspect dollar store mugs would have been cheaper, but we couldn't find any that matched the "look" we were going for. I'd be happy to share the design/build process to anyone who is interested.

November 13, 2012
Relana & Cindy, Thank you so much for the advice! I did not think out of the box in regards to the "clinking" noise. "Smile" I appreciate your feedback!

November 13, 2012
Just to add, I got a metallic colored spray paint for the plastic cups and in short order we had all the "metal" mugs we needed. Enjoy!"Smile"

November 13, 2012
Lesa, You actually don't have to have metal mugs at all. You can buy plastic mugs at a dollar store then spray paint them silver to look like a mug. Then you can overdub clinking noise onto the tracks on the cd. It may be more affordable that way. Or just have a few actual metal mugs and the rest can be plastic. you will still get eh clinking sound from just a few real mugs that way. Hope this helps! Relana Gerami-Luss

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November 13, 2012
Relana is so right Lesa! We did exactly that for the original pilot - cheap and easy. The other bonus is that when they drop in rehearsal it is easier on the ears!