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Detail of a costume for The Lion King at Parsons-Meares in New York.

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Crafts and Millinery

CREATING ACCESSORIES

Just before dress rehearsals of the Broadway show All Shook Up, the creative team decided to rework one of the numbers, changing the chorus in “The Devil in Disguise” from nuns to ladies dressed for church. The choreographer wanted the women to wear little hats that would perch securely on their heads, but also be easy to take on and off during the dance. Although the orchestra would actually provide the sound, the church ladies would beat the hats as if they were tambourines. The milliner built some sturdy hats on a rush commission, ...

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