Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Episode 15: Architect Rob Lippert, on Designing the Marcelle Theater

On this episode of STAGE GROK, I talk with architect, scenic designer, and lighting designer Rob Lippert, about designing the new Marcelle Theater in St. Louis' Grand Center arts district, the new home to New Line Theatre. Rob has been designing sets and lights for New Line for the last two seasons, and he won the St. Louis Theater Circle Award for Outstanding Lighting Design in a Musical for New Line's Night of the Living Dead, and he was nominated for both his scenic and lighting designs for New Line's Bonnie & Clyde. Rob is a principal at U-Studios Incorporated.

You can read Rob’s theatre design blog, about his work for New Line, Stray Dog Theatre, and other projects, at

STAGE GROK host Scott Miller is the artistic director of New Line Theatre in St. Louis, and the author of six books on musical theatre, nine musicals, and the musical theatre blog The Bad Boy of Musical Theatre. Opening and closing theme music: Overture from Cry-Baby the Musical by Adam Schlessinger and David Javerbaum, from New Line Theatre's 2012 production. Used by permission. Logo designed by Matt Reedy. Stage Grok is available on iTunes.