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The Production in general
Hamilton: Paul Tazewell
Less traditional - Hip Hop inspired musical creates a more interesting, unique atmosphere for the audience
Winning 11 Tony Awards - Including 'best musical' and 'best costume design of a musical'
"Paul Tazewell tony winner - No wonder they won a Tony"
- 2.35 (ABC&Newsbayarea.2019)
"Its costume designer, who found the fine balance between modernity and period piece,
and created the show’s unique look."
"calling it ‘revolutionary’ for bringing such diversity, notably
musically and racially, to what is usually known as The Great White Way."
When Tazewell created the costumes for 'the colour purple'
"some of the buzz is now starting to circle Tazewell."
This helped him to get 'In the heights' then in turn 'Hamilton' Which has made him more recognised
Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk was his first Broadway show, which he won a Tony award for, which set him up for the future and sent him on his way.
He considers this to be his 'big break' (Baumgardner,C.2020)
"I've struck collaborative relationships with directors, that are also connected and interested in doing work that, is strong."
- 10.50 (Baumgardner,C.2020)
He had lots of connections, jumping from each one and gaining experience
Miranda allowed audience members to film the performance which gave less wealthy members of society a chance to be exposed to Tazewell's costumes (MacDonald,L.2018)
"with more than 27 years of
experience in musical theatre"
Previous collaborations with Miranda, Thomas Kail and Andy Blankenbuehler on 'In The Heights'
"was aware of what would be needed for his costumes: To tell the story, respect the creator's vision and be comfortable enough for the performers to dance in"
He's been active in the theatre world from a young age -
"I got the theatre bug when i was in grade school"
- 4.57 (Baumgardner,C.2020)
"It's changed the way they approach their lives and what's important to them, in a positive way."
The Lion King: Julia Taymor
Julie was the person who created the musical,
"She 'reimagined' the movie."
"Considering Julie Taymor's prior experience, it's easy to see how she creatively transferred her theatrical story telling skills to The Lion King."
"Julie’s legacy is that she pushes actors to breathe life into the story using
their own voice, with clarity and with heart and with truth."
"The musical has since been translated into six languages and has played in over a dozen productions around the world."
Confirming the shows popularity around the world in different cultures
"One of the most memorable things about The Lion King, is of course the incredible costumes"
- Matt Baker 0.03 (Disneystyle.2012)
"The tension between what you see, what you imagine, and what you know."
The show allows the audience to connect with their imagination and make the production their own
"It's really theatre operating in its original sense, which is about family and society."
The actors are always visible, no matter what part they play - bringing a sense of family to the production. (Disney on Broadway.2019)
"Audiences of all ages were blown
away by the spectacle of the production"
Wicked: Susan Hilferty
About 15% of people, took a dim look/dislike to the show (Drummond,K.2018)
However, no one expressed dislike towards the costumes. (Drummond,K.2018)
"Costume designers in particular were astonished by the intricacy and subtlety of Elphaba's dress..."
The production team created a whole new 'world' in which the show is set. making it more interesting and exciting for the audience as it is something completely new.
"It was my responsibility to create a culture, not just clothes."
"That’s really at the heart of the play: the struggle between individuality and uniformity."
"I created a culture, so that I know how to develop what are ultimately the clothing ideas"
- Susan Hilferty 1.03 (Threadbanger.2008)
"The production features 350 stunning costumes"
design the costumes, she does so much more -
“In many ways, I consider myself a historian, a sociologist, and an art historian – in addition to all the other things that I do with clothes."
collected primary research from little girls and took this on board when choosing how to design Glinda.
"so I did research by asking little girls what goodness looks like. They said like a princess, like a bride."
There are specific makers for specific characters/costumes in the show to ensure they look the same for every actor that plays the role.
The School Of Rock: Anna Louizos
"I guess the good thing about doing a musical that's based on something that people are familiar with, is there is a great deal of source material."
- 0.15 (Broadway.com.2015)
She's both the set and costume designer
couldn't spend as much time on both as she would have been able too if she just did 1
Does mean that both work together extremely well if designed by the same person
no contradictory aspects
Comfort for the actors
"Alex sweats like crazy...it's much more comfortable for him"
- 4.17 (Broadway.com.2015)
Shirts are made form cotton to keep him cool - good thing about out sourcing them