Category Archives: Stage and Costume Design

9/19/12 – Dr. Hildy™ Welcomes Charles Berliner – ‘There’s no business like show business….’

‘There’s no business like show business,
 like no business I know!’

 This week on One Cell, One Light Radio, Dr. Hildy™ changes gears once again and welcomes a very special guest,
The Delightful Mr. Charles Berliner!

OneCellOneLight™Radio | Blog Talk Radio
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 1:00-3:00PM Pacific
(2-4pm Mountain; 3-5pm Central, 4-6pm Eastern)

which will accompany Dr. Hildy™ and Charles ‘ Conversation:

Chronological List of Plate Images within “Category of Design” –
Plates # 0001-0023


(The Scrolling image .pdf file will open in a new window)


THEN – CLICK Here to Listen NOW to the archived show :



 Betty Garrett And Other Songs – Backstage Set

A veteran of set and costume design for film, television and theater, Mr. Berliner has over four decades of experience, working on some of the most acclaimed productions of his time, as well as serving for 28 years as the Western Regional Representative of the legendary National Entertainment Industry Union, United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829, IATSE.

Coming from an entertainment family, Mr. Berliner followed his mother, a child prodigy concert pianist, who appeared at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco and his aunt, a vaudeville performer who shared the stage with Gracie Allen into show business, getting his start as a dancer in San Francisco. He became interested in stage design at the tender age of 10, after seeing the original stage production of My Fair Lady with Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews.

“Exit the King”- Cleveland Play House, Bolton Theatre –
1) Sketch and 2) realized set on the stage

Careful study of the production led him to figure out how the production used revolving stages to quickly change scenes, and Charles was immediately drawn to the theater. Unlike most, his interests lay not in being on stage, but rather as a designer.

“To Die for Grenada” – Cleveland Play House, Bolton Theatre –
1) Sketch showing “World Microcosm” Pre-set;
2) Pre-set realized on stage;
3) “Unit Set,” as seen throughout majority of play, without “World Microcosm.” Read the rest of this entry

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