Each of the individual award nominees and members of the Directors Choice Chorus will have to provide an outfit to work in the various ensemble numbers.
For men: black slacks (not jeans), solid colored dress shirt (not shiny and not white), black shoes (no rubber soles), black belt, skinny black tie. Optional add-ons or alternatives include a black bow tie, a black vest, or a black sport jacket.
For women: solid black knee-length dress (smooth or minimal texture), black character shoes. Optional add-ons or alternatives include black pants and shirt (instead of the dress), a solid-colored sash, a solid-colored belt, a solid-colored under-blouse that shows at the neckline. If you have a black dress that has a solid color at the hemline or a simple, single color accent, that may also be acceptable. If wearing a dress, please also bring black dance pants and stockings or tights.
The photos on this website should give you a good idea of the look.
Individual nominees must also bring a representative costume from the show to use while performing in the character medleys. Where costumes are loaned or rented, please ask the lender/renting agent to keep the costume until award nominees have been announced, or allow its use in the awards performance in Popejoy Hall. If necessary, a replacement costume can be used.
Winners of the Best Actor and Best Actress Awards will also have to take both sets of costumes with them to New York for the Jimmy Awards.
We have a costume coordinator associated with our production. If you have any questions, ask us.
Photo by Jason Ponic