September 5, 2009

A Civil War Christmas - Costume Design Prelims

Here are some prelim costume renderings from designer Miranda Hoffman for our upcoming production of A Civil War Christmas - An American Musical Celebration by Paula Vogel.

I was lucky to listen in on a great design conversation yesterday with the entire artistic team; playwright Paula Vogel, director Jessica Thebus, scenic designer Dan Ostling, costume designer Miranda Hoffman, lighting designer T.J. Gerkens, sound designer Ben Emerson and music supervisor Daryl Waters.

Now that they have settled on a scenic design (next post) conversations have begun on how to integrate the ideas into the other design areas. There was a lot of talk about finding the balance between being specific and detailed with some characters and keeping an overall simplicity for the entire piece. There will be more conversations and this design will certainly evolve in the next couple of weeks. If there's another round of renderings I'll share those with you - and certainly you'll get to see the end product. Enjoy

Comment on this post

A Civil War Christmas - An American Musical Celebration by Paula Vogel. Music supervised, arranged, and orchestrated by Daryl Waters. Directed by Jessica Thebus. At the Huntington Theatre Company's main stage; The Boston University Theatre, 264 Huntington Ave, Boston MA, 02115. Runs November 13 through December 13, 2009. Box Office 617 266-0800 or buy online at

1 comment:

Child Colonial Costume said...

The costume drawings are wonderful. If you haven't already, please consider adding a second video that shows how the costumes turned out.