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Dreamgirls: Behind the Scenes Costume Insight

Savoy Theatre
Savoy Court

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Dreamgirls is the award-winning musical at the Savoy Theatre. In this talk, members of the wardrobe department and cast reveal how the costumes are vital to telling the extraordinary story. 

Gain an insight into the early stages of the Dreamgirls costume design, as well as an appreciation of how these beautiful costumes function day-to-day in a long-running stage musical. 

‘The Dreams’ rise to success in the world of show business is mirrored by the increasing glamour of their costumes. Beginning their journey in the ‘60s wearing relativity plain dresses, ‘The Dreams’ became the most dazzlingly-dressed stars of their era. Over one million Swarovski crystals are incorporated into the costume and set design. 

Encounter the initial costume design sketches and hear from renowned costume designer Gregg Barnes on how and why the designs for each costume contribute to the storytelling. See selected costumes up close and hear first-hand from members of the cast on how the costumes inform their performances. Learn from members of the wardrobe department how they keep the glamorous garments in pristine condition night after night. Finally, ask any remaining questions in a short question and answer section.  

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