Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Employee Spotlight - Ann A.

Meet Anne A. - RENTALS
Love the rental costumes you get from us? Ann is part of the two woman team who hand selects each and every piece your actors put on. For almost three years Ann has been working for The Costumer, having made her rounds through many of the departments. She has finally stopped in the Pulling department where we think she does an excellent job. In addition to pulling, Ann is also our head shopper, makes accessories and crafts, and assists in mending. Costumes are an active part of her life, as she recently attended the Steam Punk convention in New Jersey and participates in L.A.R.P. Ann has an extensive theatrical wardrobe background, including a B.A. in Technical Theatre. A fun fact: The last show she fell in love with was "The Merry Wives of Windsor" at The Globe..."the cast was full of life and a great sense of mischief."

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Summer Theatre

Summer, summer, summer time. Most people think of summer as vacation, fun and sun. Did you know that your 'fun' could include taking in quality professional summer stock theater right in your local area?

During the months of May through August, thousands of regional theaters open their doors to you, the patron, to produce top quality productions across the country. Right here in the Capital District we have Park Playhouse, The Mac-Haydn Theatre, Merry Go Round Playhouse, Lake George Dinner Theatre and The Theater Barn, many of whom The Costumer helps dress. While gigantic musicals tend to be produced, Shakespeare and smaller plays are just as easily enjoyed by all. Many of these theatres hire New York's finest actors, designers and tech staff. Chances are you would see company members from all over the country.

So while you are vacationing by a lake or on the beach, check out the local theater. Oh, and let us know what your favorite costume is!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Employee Spotlight - Dana C.


Closing in on four years with us, Dana can be found at Central Ave. any time of day. With a wide background in customer service, Dana is an asset in both opening and closing the store. Flexible and adaptable, she also helps pick orders for the catalog department, creates displays, and organizes and maintains the sales floor. A fun fact about Dana: The last costume she wore was a firefighter.