Unapologetic ramblings about all the things that make up my life - family, friends, faith, fabric - ok ran out of things starting with "f" but you get the general idea!
Thursday, November 11, 2010
One of the other lovely things we did as a Family was to go and see Wicked - The Musical in the last week before it left Sydney for Brisbane. We thoroughly enjoyed it (except for the bogan family behind us who talked, rustled lolly bags and popped open their cans of coke they'd brought from the supermarket).
Can't say that the songs were terribly memorable as the melodies were not straightforward - however the words were clever and I am full of admiration for the cast as they were difficult songs to sing. The costumes were absolutely spectacular - I was trying to absorb as much detail as possible. I particularly liked the green costumes for the citizens of Oz - they were full of inventiveness.
While looking for pics etc. of the costumes I came across this video on Threadbanger.com. It's an interview with Susan Hilferty, the Broadway designer of the original costumes. Definitely worth a watch. You can also click on her name above to go to her website.
There is also a shorter video on Susan's website where she talks about the thought process she went through at the conceptual stage
Theatre costuming is always a great source of inspiration for doll designers - Wicked certainly contains some amazing eye-candy!