How do you get changed so fast?
We are very fortunate to have fabulous costume designers that create the majority of the costumes we use in the shows. When creating a new costume we look for every opportunity to make a piece as easy as possible to put on and take off. That means no complicated buttons, clasps or zippers. Instead, many of our costumes can simply be slipped over our heads and held in place with some velcro or a belt. Then, to top it off, wigs, glasses and other accessories that are easy to throw on are added to complete the look. We then try to make the costume changes while the Narrator is talking about something else on stage. That way the audience is concentrating on that while we change quickly behind the backdrop. Most importantly, we practice! Rehearsing and doing so many shows helps keep us familiar with our quick changes so we can continue to do them quickly and efficiently.