It has recently come to my attention that the public thinks we are closing and going out of business. In light of local closings and movings such as, The Artery, garden Cove, and Southerland Station, we may have accidentally been thrown into the mix. No one ever knows how a rumor gets started, but nothing could be further from the truth! We are Very, Very OPEN!
We will be taking more opportunities this year to travel and attend Theatre related events such as the 2017 Alabama Thespian Festival this weekend. This will help us broaden our customer base and create stronger relationships to support theatre and stagecraft. We will also follow school closings for Spring Break, and Fall Break. However, we will let you know via the website, Facebook Page, and Voicemail when we will have a Closed Day, so that you can plan for your costume and makeup needs.
Please let everyone you know that Fig Leaf Costumes is very OPEN for business!
In recent weeks, we have been very busy! Here is an idea of a few things we have been working on.
We designed and stitched Gena Rawdon’s “Snow White” costume for Theater Huntsville’s January production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. We also went to see the show! if you missed it, catch their next production “Duck Hunter shoots Angel”! Buy tickets here, “Theater Huntsville”
Sticking with a primary color theme we were asked by Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater to pull together a costume for Composer Vajda’s presentation of “Compose Yourself” with the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra. we felt they needed a more specialized look. So we designed and created a costume that was child friendly, bright, and musical. we came up with “Treble”. We also went to see the performance! what an amazing presentation. Hundreds of kids were engaged with the orchestra, and they loved the show! We are so honored to have been asked to contribute to sharing the arts with children across Huntsville. You can find concerts, workshops, and classes for children through the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra HERE!
We are also working hard on designing costumes for Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater’s Production of Pinocchio! It is a big job, lots of fun, and a complete honor to work with Fantasy again. You know how much we LOVE what fantasy does. You can find more info about available programming and tickets for children’s shows, and workshops on their website HERE!
Our lovely friend Larry Mason gifted the shop a little watercolor of our front door. He is working hard on drawing and painting architectural points of interest in Huntsville. We are excited that he included us in his ongoing series. You can contact him here if you have questions about his project. “Larry Mason”.
We also made a few new costumes for our shop. A mermaid, a purple poodle skirt. we also altered a steam punk pirate dress for a local pirate. we added ruffles, and pleats, and laces.
We also put together a ground-hog costume and face for the Huntsville-Madison County’s visitor and convention Center for Groundhog’s Day. we worked with van Brown and his lovely actor for the event! Keep up to date with Huntsville events at the center HERE.
We also visited the Arab Musical Theater students and helped Janice Quillen, Ron Harris, and the kids with a little stage makeup demonstration for their upcoming production of the Addams family. They were great to work with, and even gave me a nice card with dinner. Thanks kids! I cannot wait to see the show. More info on their program and upcoming productions HERE!
So much is going on, I will have to make another post. Be sure though that we are OPEN and staying OPEN for as long as you will have us! Need a costume, stage makeup, masks, wigs or consulting? Give us a call or come by the shop! We love to talk costumes and theater! I will end with a few more photos from the shop and recent weeks. Enjoy!