The Rose Effect — Costumania!

It has oft been said over the past 11 years that the most fun of one of our drama productions is the zany trip to Rose Costumes — the “Alice in Wonderland” destination in Denton, Texas.

There is nothing like a good costume to get a young actor (or any actor, for that matter) in the mood. It can be a transforming experience. And…, it’s just a lot of fun!

Jared, Brandon, Zach, Aly, and Raegan with Rose Costumes manager Annemarie

Some of the cast members of A Shakespearean Tale made their “pilgrimage” recently. Our dashing Will Shakespeare asked, “There’s tights?!” It was a revelation!

Abbie, Jared, Brandon, Zach, and Raegan. Nice pants, Zach!

Petruckio of Alabama finds an additional identity as Petruchio of Verona. Stuffy and selfish lawyer Katherine Macbeth of New York discovers her alter ego — Katharina of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. Legal secretary Phebe Hamlet becomes Gertrude, Hamlet’s mother and queen of Denmark. And Stratford Corners, Alabama’s own Ofello finds himself stepping into the pointy-toed, high-heeled shoes of William Shakespeare — and tights!

Remarkably, they all threw inhibition to the winds and found the costumania to be a great time. Rehearsals will take on a new dimension as these actors can now “feel” the grand substance of their character.

Rose does it again!

One Response to The Rose Effect — Costumania!

  • Susant_ says:

    Watching the changing back and forth of various costumes was quite a show in itself! It’s amazing what characters a costume brings out!

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