But What Will I Wear?


If you’ve ever seen How the Grinch Stole Christmas starring Jim Carrey as the title character, you’ll remember a wonderful scene as the Grinch is trying to decide what to wear to the Whobilation. What we wear is so important! Even more so when we are on stage. Any actor will tell you that a costume helps so much with portraying a character. Many film actors who have been interviewed will say that wearing the characters’ shoes will help them get into the role or a hat or any number of things. The wonderful person who decides all of these things is the costumer.  Just recently, CFA hosted a guest artist in costuming. Jeanne Nugent is exploding on Richmond Theatre’s costuming scene. Some of the shows that have had the honor of wearing Jeanne’s designs are Croaker, an original musical spinning of the Frog Prince tale by other CFA Guest artist Jason Marks and former CFA teacher Deb Clinton, Treasure Island, Mary Poppins, A Christmas Story , They’re Playing Our Song, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, Peter and the Starcatcher and her newest accomplishment, The Wiz, now playing at Virginia Rep’s November Theater. Please check out her featured article in Richmond Family Magazine. Our students are truly lucky to have the opportunity to work with this caliber of talent in the theatre community, and we are so appreciative that these busy artists are willing to spend their time with us. Congratulations on your wonderful success, Ms. Nugent!

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