- Crystal Farnsworth - Costumer
- Ximena Bailey - Stage Manager
Yep, I said it. UNDERWEAR. Let's start with the horror stories:
- I once performed in a show where my dance partner's pants split knee-to-crotch on stage, and there was nothing he could do but perform the rest of the show just like that.
- During EYT's Beauty and the Beast, Jr., Belle had a crazy fast costume change into her yellow dress for finale, and on more than one performance the zipper got stuck. She had to bow with her dress unzipped with the gallant Prince held it together at the top.
- Just last night, I watched an actress whose dress got caught awkwardly on her dance partner's hand, and she completed her lift with her backside (thankfully clad in stage-appropriate undergarments) in full view of the audience.
For lack of a more tactful way to say it, audiences don't like to see everyday underwear. However, there are universally appropriate items for both guys and gals that can be worn under all costumes that prevent audience (and peers and backstage volunteers) from seeing stuff they shouldn't. If you recall the dressing room post, you already know that your full day student could be changing costumes pretty much anywhere!
Even though you don't have a cast list yet, you can start to prepare for the layer that goes under the costume. The "no hassle" fee does not cover anything on this underwear list, so even if you plan to go that route, you'll need to handle underwear.
- Flesh colored tights (tights instead of nylons will hold up longer, but a back up pair is a great idea)
- Black or nude under layer including strappy camisole and shorts or black or nude leotard
- Any straps that will show should be black or nude
- **Some full day costumes may require nude; you are welcome to wait to see your costumes before finalizing your underlayer
- Black or nude compression (biker-style) shorts
- Undershirt is optional