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 ...

Helen Uffner – Vintage Clothing

 

A television series like Once Upon A Time employs dozens of people to 'make the magic happen' but it's fun to go behind the scenes and see what the set really looks like...

Theatrical Shoe Designer Phil LaDuca worked as a Broadway dancer, choreographer and dance teacher before creating LaDuca dance shoes. He has created character shoes with the needed flexibility to be danceable, as well as the support and security for singers and actors. He works with costume designers, and handles the process from sketches through manufacturing in Italy to the finished products that end up on Broadway, national tours, and films. LaDuca shows how customized shoes are created for actresses such as Kristin Chenoweth in "Promises, Promises" and Bebe Neuwirth in "The Addams Family."

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 ....

Part 1 of Metamorphoses, at the National Arts Centre. Join NAC Technical Director Mike D'Amato as he takes us backstage to explain the planning, testing and construction process for NAC English Theatre's production of Metamorphoses.  ...

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

So, how many people can you count working behind the scenes on this film; actors work really hard to carry the scene, in spite of so many people working around them. Imagine how many people surround the actors during a love scene ...

Wolf Hall is being filmed in historic buildings; some 500 years old. This means the buildings and grounds need special care. Have a look and see ....

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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.