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Little Women Costume Ideas

It’s costume time! While there are a lot of costumes being provided there are some people that will have to be creative I’ve included my pinterest board which contains more authentic images. Underneath that are characters who need costumes and some ideas for finding them. I used search terms like victorian girl, civil war ball gown, victorian ball gown, etc.

Female Dancers: You need some sort of puffy dress. Try ebay or thrift stores for a floor length ball gown. I searched ebay for 80s prom dresses and found some good options.

  • Such as this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vtg-80s-Prom-Homecoming-Dress-Ball-Gown-Floor-Length-Midnight-Blue-Sz-2-Sm-/232106749622?hash=item360aa3eeb6:g:H3IAAOSwpLNX98sP
  • Or this without the apron http://www.ebay.com/itm/Girls-Georgian-or-Victorian-Costume-Halloween-Nutcracker-Theater-Size-10-12-/162231227986?hash=item25c5bc1652:g:01YAAOSwCGVX99Jm

Little Girls: Try to find some sort of old fashioned looking dress. If it has a full, bell shaped skirt all the better.

  • Something like this (more expensive) http://www.ebay.com/itm/Civil-War-Victorian-Girls-Dress-NEW-size-6-Blue-1-/301912418421?hash=item464b61e875:g:Jt0AAOSwzvlW-du3
  • Or this without the bonnet http://www.ebay.com/itm/Girls-Victorian-School-Girl-Costume-Hat-Book-Week-Fancy-Dress-Outfit-/311703702869?var=&hash=item4892fd0d55:m:morOui6c_bl8HYRsgh-bF1Q

ALL CHARACTERS:

Shoes should be black.

  • Children wear mary jane type shoes, no heal
  • Women wear character shoes
  • Men wear dress shoes (oxfords and loafers)

Children hair should be ringlets or braids.

Women’s hair should be up. There are examples on the pinterest board. It doesn’t have to be perfect.

Call Backs

Hi Everyone. Great job at auditions today. I know you are all anxious about tomorrow and call backs. I’ve decided to call everyone. After dismissal we will again go down to the LC. I will give you a script and a group. You will have about 20 minutes to work on the scene with your group and then we will perform them for everyone.

See you tomorrow!

Little Women Auditions

Hi all! Thank you for attending the meeting yesterday. Feel free to email me if you have any questions. I realize there were some link issues. They should now be fixed.

Please keep in mind:

  1. Students have until Monday at 5pm to sign up to audition. Anyone not signed by 5pm will not be allowed to audition.
  2. The audition order will be posted on the blog soon after 5pm on Monday.
  3. Auditions are Tuesday. We will start after dismissal. As soon as your audition is done you may go home with a parent or guardian.
  4. If you do not have the contract signed at your audition you will not be considered for a role.
  5. You do not have to memorize your monologues but you may memorize them. Either way it is a good idea to be very familiar with the monologues.
  6. Call back will be Wednesday. The list will go up on her sometime Tuesday night.
  7. Our first ALL CAST rehearsal is Friday!

Beauty and the Beast Costumes

We rented most of the enchanted costumes, yay! Villagers and some other characters will need to supply their own costumes. We spent one rehearsal looking through the drama club costume closet and gave out what we had.

Take a close look at this spreadsheet to see what costumes each character has to supply and what costumes are taken care of. I’ve also include some examples of what different costumes types should look like. Be creative, go to consignment stores or thrift stores. I often find things on Amazon and ebay too.

Lastly, you will see the spreadsheet also has a tab that shows what everyone signed up for to help with the production. I will be emailing parents this week to hand off the various tasks. Thank you so very very much for all your help. I am always available if you have questions.

Because the show is a fairy tale the costumes should be colorful and fun. The style can be loosely based on the Renaissance through the Victorian period. It’s a long stretch of time and I’m not too particular. If you are uncertain you can always email a picture to me.

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Boots are not necessary. If a male character chooses to wear actual breeches instead of pants and doesn’t want to wear boots they should wear knee high socks. The costume can be more colorful than this. 

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Colorful and fun. Be creative when putting together this look. Hailey is wearing a long blue chemise with a bodice over dress. Both are from ebay. Emily is wearing a peasant skirt from amazon, a peasant blouse that we made a few years ago and a corset bodice. The corset bodice can easily be mimicked with a vest or waist cincher.

Dance Auditions and Call Backs

Good job everyone! Your singing auditions were great. We have decided to have some call backs on Friday after the dance auditions. EVERYONE must attend the dance auditions first. You will learn a small routine and perform it in groups. The call backs will happen after that.

If you did not get a call back, don’t worry. There are a lot of parts in this show. Just remember one part might not be right for you but another very well could be. Also, (and in case you didn’t know) I understand the nerves and stress. I didn’t always get cast in shows; and if I did it wasn’t ever a main role. I was very sad the times I didn’t get cast but I picked myself up and joined crew. I was desperate to be a part in any way. Fortunately for SPAS students we cast everyone! You may not be singing a solo, you may not be saying a line but you are participating. I think you area all amazing and talented and special!

Call Backs: If you are on this list come see me tomorrow at recess to get your script. Thank you!

Round 1: Belle-Maria, Maurice-Rory, Beast-Stuart

Round 2: Belle-Lily, Maurice-Greta, Beast-Stuart

 

Round 3: Gaston-Elizabeth, Lefou-Mateo

Round 4: Gaston-Brooke, Lefou-Ximena

Round 5: Gaston-Samantha, Lefou-Julian

Round 6: Cogsworth- Rory, Maurice-Mateo, Lumiere-Dominic, Babette-Lily, Mrs. Pots-Corinne, Chip-Talia

Round 7: Cogsworth-Maria Y., Maurice-Julian, Lumiere-Mateo, Babette-Greta, Mrs. Pots-Megan, Chip-Audrey

 

 

Round 8: Narrators:     Jessi, Celeste, Marcos, Emily

Round 9: Narrators:     Talia, Emma, Alexis, Daniella

Sing Again: The following people are asked to sing again. Please try to sing a song that one of your call back characters would sing. If it is a song that isn’t on the audition info see me for help.

Megan, Corinne, Lily, Dominic, Matteo, Julian