Greatest Costume Design For “The Wiz”
(CEDAR HILL, TEXAS) The Cedar Hill Excessive College Theatre Division started creating elaborate costumes final yr for the January 2021 manufacturing of “The Wiz.”
Roughly 15 to twenty CHHS Theatre Students labored on costume design and instruction, led by Class of 2021 Graduate Keelan Rossum and rising senior Celeste Garza.
Final Friday, the Theatre Division celebrated a Dallas Summer season Musical Award for Greatest Costume Design, from a watch get together at Class of 2021 Graduate Jacobie Thornton’s home.
Cedar Hill was declared the award winner, over seven different colleges from the Dallas Fort Value Metroplex. This system had been nominated for a document 5 awards this yr.
“Costume design and development has at all times been my forte, however we just lately began it with “The Wiz”,” stated Cedar Hill Theatre Director Bethany Kennedy, who simply accomplished her eighth yr at Cedar Hill and fifth because the Division Head.
Cedar Hill Theatre has now gained three Dallas Summer season Musical Awards since 2019. That yr, they gained “Greatest Featured Performer” and “Greatest Ensemble” for “Newsies.”
This yr, they needed to work additional laborious to also have a present. Whereas adhering to strict social distancing pointers, the Theatre Division hosted “The Wiz” in late January. Cedar Hill Theatre Students obtained $1.92 million in scholarship affords.
“Theatre Arts did an amazing job this yr,” Cedar Hill Director of Nice Arts Derrick Walker stated. “Nice Arts did extra this yr than we do in a standard yr.”
Garza stated receiving the award was very particular for the Theatre Program.
“Mrs. Kennedy gave us the designs and concepts of what to do,” Garza stated. “We designed the costumes for Emerald Metropolis and the Munchkins, and the Ensemble. It means so much as a result of it exhibits all the laborious work that we put in for the present.”
Kennedy stated she was impressed together with her students’ creativity.
“I might say ‘right here’s a plain shirt, go flip it into one thing spectacular’,” Kennedy stated. “They made the costumes from scratch, or they took one thing we had and become our imaginative and prescient of what it must be.”