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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Flashcance is a Broadway touring show that has some toe-tapping music, for sure. Performer Rachel Rak and Dance Captain Natalie Caruncho take us on a short backstage tour to show us a real-time backstage quick change with dressers in attendance, rehearsals and an interview with company members David R. Gordon and Kelly Felthous ...

Production Manager Ruth Sternberg is the primary facilitator in executing a stage production within its given financial parameters. The Production Manager discusses with the director and designers what they want to achieve and provides staffing and resources for each play. After 10 years at Trinity Rep with Oskar Eustis, they both moved to the Public Theater where they work on 6 stages; Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte Theater, and off-site productions such as 'Passing Strange", "Hair", "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson", and "The Merchant of Venice on Broadway". Sternberg loves that her job always brings a new challenge, such as the one seen here for Kicking a Dead Horse.

Ruth's job is very interesting; and I could tell how much she enjoys it. I adore working with people like her; that positive attitude means everythng sometimes.

Eduardo Castro, costume designer, takes us on an exclusive costume department tour of ABC's Once Upon A Time ....

Take a quick look at what the Birmingham Royal Ballet takes on tour ...

For the most part, show laundry is the same as regular, home laundry. Costumes worn by performers need to be cleaned; one way or another and the cleaning can be unconventional at times because costumes are often made of unconventional materials. Those breathtaking costumes made with fabric, feathers, grasses, sequins, crystals and painted plastic require special care in order to look good for each show. Costumers are aware that costumes last longer if they are stored in a clean, dry condition; make-up stains, sweat and body odour left in a costume may not come out.

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.