JP Marchant and Forgotten Trial Pictures invited Lynne and I to volunteer on our third Independent Film project: a horror film titled, Girl At The Door. JP would direct; Lynne and I would provide wardrobe services to this project which was filmed over the July 21,22, 2017 Weekend.

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 ...

*(Sonnet 43 by Elizabeth Barrett Browning)

You can have a smooth Angels day and that's great, but it's only when something goes wrong that people really show what they're made of; go behind the scenes on a two-play day of Angels in America and see what it takes to bring to life over seven hours of theatre. It is a thrilling experience to set up a huge show like Angles; working as a stage hand can be so inspiring ...

If the costume show-crew list was full, I often worked on a show as a stagehand in either the Lighting (hanging, focusing) or Carpentry (hangng backdrops, raising sets,setting furniture and stage dressing) departments. The show comes to the theatre in a series or convoy, of semi-trailer trucks; sometimes umbering in double digits. Rolling boxes of different sizes containing costumes, lighting gear, props, wigs, makeup and set pieces are systematically moved from the truck, to the stage, and organized by the stagehands. Spencer New, production manager for ALADDIN London, talks about moving a show from the rehearsal room into the theatre. 

Trust his final words; I began university thinking I would gain a teaching degree with a drama major. However, when I saw the gorgeous victorian costumes of the play HEDDA GABLER, I knew I wanted to be around costumes forever ....

Join Michael Walton, Lighting Designer at Stratford, for a walk-about ...

If you're lucky enough to get tickets attend Disney's ALADDIN on Broadway; have a look at what goes on behind the scenes ....

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.