Usually, when people go to a play, they talk about the great acting, wonderful singing, gripping story line, artful staging etc. Maybe it’s the hidden seamstress in me, but the first thing that I notice are the costumes.
Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate all the other aspects of a great show, but the visual effect of the costumes always makes the biggest impact. That’s why, when I saw pictures of the dresses that were made for an upcoming production of Hair, I felt like I had to dedicate a post to them. The thing that love about this dress is that it looks like it would be as much at home walking through Williamsburg, Brooklyn, as it would be dancing through the summer of love. And, yes, a dress with this much flair could walk and dance on its own!
This is one of several dresses designed by Carole Hamilton for the production and will be worn by the character Chrissy, played by her daughter Meghan Hamilton.
Carole has been designing costumes for Dracut High School drama for the past 11 years, and recently designed costumes for the Counter-Productions Theatre Co’s production of Psycho Beach Party which was directed by Meghan. Carole draws her inspiration from the personality of those individuals for whom she is designing.
For those who aren’t familiar with the play, Hair tells the story of the a group of politically active, long-haired hippies of the “Age of Aquarius” living a bohemian life in New York City. The Boston-based Counter-Productions Theatre Co’s production of the show will be held the Stadium Theater in Woonsocket, RI, February 19th – 21th. If you happen to be in RI, check it out. Don’t forget to wear flowers in your hair!