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 ...

Meet English National Opera's wigs and make up manager Vanessa and find out what a day in the life of Vanessa Davis involves...

For every person you see on the opera stage, there are, on average, three more people working behind the scenes to bring you a fantastic opera-going experience. Here's a glimpse of some of that unseen work. Masterful!

A  stage character  is shaped by many factors; an important, and often under-examined aspect to the creation of a character and achievement of a production is created by the magnificent makeup artists on and off-Broadway. Aprefect show-ready look 8 times a week? Makeup Artists Brian Strumwasser and Thelma Pollard share their journey on the creation and maintenance of a character. It's a difficult job to keep the show makeup looking fresh for each character costume change that could happen during one performance, and, to keep the show looking crisp and new over a very long run ...

t the speed of light, cast members of "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" tear off their no-longer-needed costumes and pop into the ones they do need for their next scene. Check out Chilina Kennedy, Scott J. Campbell, Alan Wiggins, E. Clayton Cornelius, Douglas Lyons and Caliaf St. Aubyn making some of the quickest changes you’ve ever seen — and of course they are assisted by their ready, willing and able dressers!

If you haven't seen The Lion King yet, take a look at one actor as she prepares for her role. The costume, makeup, wig and headdress are amazing ...

Actors reveal much about themselves when they share their personal approach to their character ...

This work is so amazing and life-like ...

Take a look inside the world of VFX and get a taste of how this work is accomplished, and how painstaking it is. Well done ...

Watch this amazing process from the beginning: professional artists apply the makeup and wigs followed by the dresser who assists with the costume - Voila!

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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.