Set design is an essential element of any show in theater. The set designers first plan out what they envision the stage will look like during the show. They do this using sketches and scale models. Scale models are especially useful because it is possible to see exactly how much of the stage space is available for use. Once a design is decided on, the construction of the set begins. Sets can include simple props (for example, the table and the box used in The Three Musketeers) or massive backdrops and fly sets, such as those used in South Pacific. Either way, the finished set makes the play come alive.

In the designing process - scale model Setting up a fly