Each year, we at Beauty and the Beast Costumes, Chattanooga adds new costumes for stage productions. This year, we are adding Mary Poppins for a cast of 75! Through the years, we have worked with many great schools and wonderful directors to bring quality theatrical costumes to aspiring young performers at reasonable prices.
Did you ever wonder how we do it? Each year, our regular groups will announce which play they want to perform in the spring. Many choose shows like Annie, Wizard of Oz, Sound of Music or Aladdin that we can do out of our existing costume stock. Most with smaller groups surprise us with less well known shows that keep our creative juices flowing as we pull together things that will work from our massive stock. Each year, one of our larger groups announces that they will be doing a play that I have never done on a large scale before. Last year, it was ‘King & I’, this year it will be ‘Mary Poppins, Jr.’ We will be re-imagining some of our existing costume pieces to fill as many parts as possible, then making the rest – including Ms. Poppins’ accessories, blue skirt plus three coats in black, blue and red.