The final episode for this Beauty and the Beast series takes us further backstage into the wig and makeup room and we also learn a new bit about the choreography ...

Part 3 of this series on the tourig Beauty and the Beast takes us behind the curtains; introducing us to the Costume Designer, Set Designer and Touring Head Stage Carpenter ...

Up for another gorgeous Carnival?

Costume Designer Catherine Martin talks about the journey she's taken to bring the stage musical Strictly Ballroom from the stage to the screen; it's amazing ...

In Beauty and the Beast, part 2, we hear from a few new performers Emily Mattheson, Charlie Jones, James May, Hassan Nazari-Robati, and, Musical Director Michael Borth ...

The Victorian era, with crinolines ...

A backstage interview with the talented costume designers from the "PUZZLE ME!" project; Colomba Leddi (Fashion Designer and NABA BA in Fashion Design Course Leader), Miao Ran (former MA in Fashion and Textile Design student now teaching at NABA), Stefania Cefarelli (former BA in Fashion Design student), and Valentina, costume designer ...

I love peeking backstage on Broadway Touring Musicals; up this time is Beauty and the Beast. Check out interviews with performers Hilary Mailburger and Darick Pead and Adam Dietlein, Director Rob Roth, Company Manager Kristin Stewart,  and Production  Stage Manager David Zack; and view the amazing stage and wardrobe ...

Oh for a bit of colour on a November day; check out these lovely costumes, masks and accessories from a warmer day ...

A Day in the life ... I always enjoy the backstage looks at Broadway shows; the costumes, the lights, the action ....

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The Costumer's Notebook,

The book The Costumer's Notebook is a 295 page comprehensive handbook for Costumers for stage and film including a full Glossary of stage and film industry terms. Sections include methods and tricks for laundry, dyeing, breakdown, Dresser guidelines and protocols for Stage or Film and various size charts for men and women from shoes to gloves. Other Sections include diagrams showing How to Iron A Shirt, How to Tie a Tie and How to Tie a Bow Tie. Costume fittings, costume lay out and costume storage are also discussed.