Tonight, the world premier of the musical Anastasia opens at Hartford Stage. We are grateful to have been a part of this production. Much of February and March were devoted to this show here at Redthreaded. We made over thirty pieces for the Russian peasants and street characters in the turn of the century St. Petersburg scenes. The costumes were designed by the supremely talented (and Tony award winning) Linda Cho.
These costumes featured some amazing use of texture, materials, and trims. The women's costumes, inspired by traditional Russian folk costume, were a joy to put together. This show spans quite a range of time periods, from winter at the start of the Russian revolution through to 1920's and 30's Paris. This made my costume fitting trip to NYC quite fun--alright, time to take off your slinky Jazz age flapper dress and put on 20 yards of fabric for your winter peasant look!
This show will be going to Broadway in the future, so if you don't have a chance to see it in CT, you just might get your chance in NYC.