The kids and I are having a great time putting the individual scenes together and I am looking forward to blocking the last couple of scenes so that we can start "putting it back together". In addition to directing I wanted to let you know that I will be performing at the North Shore music Theater the first weekend in May. It should be a fun performance for a great cause. Click this LINK for more information.
With just about 2 months till our big performance I know some of you may be wondering what it will take to get us ready. The kids are taking a creative licence with the dialogue and I am beginning to make lists of the donations that we will need to make this story come to life. While I work on that list I thought I would give you a brief overview of the costume ideas that I have. Please read the list, find your child's character name and read carefully what they will need. Let me know if you have any questions. I have also created a new tab to keep this information separate.
Workshop toys, Cage, Boys and Girls in toy land, Fish, Whale, Jack and Jill, Lucky Star:
Any combination of the primary colors (red, blue and yellow). All clothes should be solid (without a design). These can be clothes you already have and/or something you buy that you would wear again. I would suggest shorts and short sleeved shirts as the stage can get pretty hot in June. Jeans are NOT allowed. For shoes: sneakers or flip-flops are fine.
Boys and Girls in Toyland: You will need a hat of some kind. A baseball cap would work great. It can be any color (logo is fine). One you already own would be great!
Lampwick, Tom and Jerry: Any combination of Red, Yellow and black. You are supposed to look like a tough crew. Please coordinate between the three so that you have a “similar” look, but no need to be exactly identical.
Lorenzo, Hickory, Pinocchio, Blue Fairies, Puppets, Puppeteers:
These characters must have outfits that match the other characters playing the same part. I am flexible with the outfit itself. You will want to discuss this with the other parents who have children playing the same role. Feel free to watch Pinocchio as a jumping off spot, but I would love to see a modern twist. I want the kids to feel comfortable in their wardrobe choices. For instance Pinocchio may wear a baseball cap instead of the standard Pinocchio hat. The most important part is that they look the same as the other children playing the same role.
Geppetto, Coachman, Fibber, Lefty:
Each of these characters are only played by one child so the outfit is up to you. I want you to be creative with the costume. Feel free to watch Pinocchio as a jumping off spot, but I would love to see a modern twist. I want the kids to feel comfortable in their wardrobe choices.