Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

It's business as usual here today, but we did party on Friday!

 Sarah as Sookie Stackhouse and her friend Molly as a crossword
 Sarah again, and Caroline as a Damsel In Distress
 Lexi as a Replicant
 Kelsey as Miss Maine
 Dayna as Puss in Boots' girlfriend
 Sarah's contribution -- oreo spiders!
 Liz as a peacock!
 Elle is the Serger Cone Queen!
 Marilyn as Cat in the Hat
 Ian is....?
Here we all are! 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Merrily Promo Pic

This weekend, availability is limited for Friday and Sunday. Both Saturday shows are sold out.
Next week, we still have excellent seats remaining Wednesday through Friday, and good seats for the weekend.
If you MUST see it this weekend, act now: 484-664-3333 or order online .
Campus tickets are just $7! (Regular price, a bargain at $20!)
If you have the option, we recommend next week.

Read the Preview article in yesterday's Express-Times:
Watch tonight's preview on Service Electric, TV2, at 6:30 and 9.
The show will also be featured in tomorrow's Morning Call, in an upcoming edition of Musings on WDIY 88.1 fm, and in  this month's edition of Icon magazine, available at the Baker Center info desk.

(Please spread the word!)
Thursday, Nov. 3
12:30 - 1:45 p.m.

Go behind the scenes of the current mainstage musical, with a performance of the musical number "The Blob," from the show's first scene, and a Q-and-A with several members of the show's artistic team:
- Director James Peck
- Choreographer Jeremy Arnold '12
- Musical Director Ken Butler
- Costume Designer Constance Case

The show runs through Nov. 6:
Friday, Oct. 28, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 29, 2 & 8 p.m. (sold out)
Sunday, Oct. 30, 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 8 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 3, 8 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 4, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 5, 8 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 6, 2 p.m.
Read the show description 
Purchase tickets  or 484-664-3333
Look at rehearsal photos 

Hope to see you at the show!

(Text stolen from Scott Snyder)

Tech for Merrily...

Tech is actually going rather well!  Everyone looks lovely and the show is a lot of fun. I'll post some show pictures when I can download a couple off of Facebook (it won't let me on Firefox and I can't get into it on IE). 

We had some time yesterday, and Constance wanted to make up a 1960's hair tutorial for the actors and wardrobe....

Yeah, Jess and I were the victims.  Doesn't Jess look thrilled at her new look?

Friday, October 21, 2011

The Costume Sale is Underway!

 The line to get hour before we opened!

Lexi models a costume for sale.

There are still plenty of goodies left, at astoundingly cheap prices!  We're here today until 6 PM and tomorrow from 9AM until 1PM.  Don't miss it!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Smile for the Camera!

Mardi (and off-camera, Dayna) get filmed for the department recruitment video!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Costume Sale Announcement

The costume shop is proud to announce that proceeds from the costume sale will be donated to Turning Point of Lehigh Valley!  This is a great cause and we're proud to help them out!  For more information, visit the
Turning Point Website.

Costume Sale!


The Costume Sale is THIS Friday 12-6 and Saturday 9-1 
We're not letting anyone in early for previews -- everyone has a fair chance at these great deals!
Don't delay -- the best things will go fast!
Cash or check (made out to Muhlenberg College) only
Super low prices!
Spread the word!

Bet This Would Make Ironing More Fun!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Amazing Woman

Here is one of the wonderful people we have working in our shop.
Dayna walked 60 (yep SIXTY) miles over three days to raise money for breast cancer research. We are so proud to know her. Our students teach us things every day.

Stagecraft class and random

Marilyn teaches buttons!

 Students practice zippers!

More students work on their best friends!

Sometimes, we're just desperate for wigs...

Of course there's blood in our fridge.  Don't you have some too?

Monday, October 17, 2011

Our New Mascot!

Our new creepy planter/mascot!  It appeared this morning on the windowsill; presumably it has come for our souls.  In an effort to appease it, we have decided it must have a name, and possibly sacrifices.  However, since fire is not ok in the building and the virgins and small children did not appreciate our attempts to placate our new overlord, a name it must be.  I'm leaving this up to you!  Send me your best suggestions for this creepy thing's new name, and we will vote on the best ones at the shop Halloween Party.


The Costume Sale is THIS Friday and Saturday!  Friday 12pm-6pm and Saturday 9am-1pm -- No previews and no early sales!  Everyone gets in at the same time and gets the same great deals!  Don't delay going -- the best things will go fast!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Thrift Stores in the Area

Everyone keeps asking where the best thrift stores in the Lehigh Valley submitted for your approval -- our favorites! 


Salvation Army
1195 Mickley Road, Whitehall
(610) 434-9560

477 North West End Boulevard, Quakertown
(215) 536-1750


4634 Broadway, Allentown
(610) 391-9760

Holy Family 
 936 Union Boulevard, Allentown, PA 18109-3243
(610) 433-4350

Family Thrift 
1804 Leithsville Rd
Hellertown, PA 18055
 Via Thrift
Stefko Blvd Shopping Center
1862 Stefko Blvd
Bethlehem, PA 18017
859 Nazareth Pike
Nazareth, PA 18064
Parkway Shopping Center
1583 Lehigh Street
Allentown, PA 18103

Fountain Hill
1401 Broadway
Fountain Hill, PA 18015

Less Cheap, More Awesome

 The Good-Buy Girls
1752 W Allen Street Allentown, PA 18104-5056 US

The Attic
516 Main St, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 
(610) 865-2210
337 Vine Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015
(484) 821-0326

Check These Out and tell us about them!

 Re-Runs Thrift Store
837 Main Street, Hellertown, PA 18055-1514 
(610) 838-1796 

Sugar & Spice Thrift Shop  
77 W Broad St # 20, Bethlehem, PA 18018-5751
(610) 419-4147 ‎ 

Catasaqua Community Thrift
113 Bridge St, Catasaqua

Unique-Tiques (I've been meaning to go here for ages!)
911 North Jerome Street, Allentown, PA 18109
(610) 973-9079

Re-Visions Thrift Boutique
15 E. Third Street, Bethlehem, PA 18017  
(610) 625-4700

DNS Family Thrift Store
734 North New Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018-3932
(610) 419-1668

Happy shopping! 


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Costume Sale -- UPDATE!

The location of the costume sale has changed!  It will still be held next Friday and Saturday, however, it will be located in the Studio Theatre, NOT Baker.  Signs will be posted!  Deals will be had!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

First day back from Fall Break....

Krista and Kelsey work on their projects!

Elle shows off a finished dress!

Rachel works on a cuff!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Costume Sale!

You've heard correctly -- we're having a costume sale again this year!  It will be held in the Baker Theatre on Friday, October 21 from 12-6 and Saturday, Oct. 22 from 9-1. 

Costume stock was massively overhauled over the summer, so there will be a TON of goodies that we have decided not to keep.  In addition to the everyday items that you might like to wear, there are also all sorts of items that will be a great start or addition to a Halloween costume -- and just in time!  Prices should be reasonable; however, we are cash-only, and these treasures are unlikely to last long, so come prepared!

We are also on the lookout for volunteers to help with sales, setup, and teardown; contact the shop if you are interested in helping.  (We can offer hours for MTA, MDA, and Stagecraft, but are unable to offer hours for Theatre and Society.)

Merrily We Roll Along -- the most interesting parts.

Mary's first fat suit (partially complete) -- just a few pounds around the hips.  

Mary's second fat suit (partially complete).  Middle age spread + bitter alcoholic = consider yourself warned!

Since Blogger won't let me shift these pictures down and write on top...This is Caroline, the shop manager, taking the helm of Costume Shop Madness.  Hopefully I will be able to keep everyone up to date with the latest weird, funny, or simply interesting happenings in the shop.  I'd like to make this picture-heavy with things we are building, show pictures, and photos of student workers in day-to-day goings on.  Pertinent information will go on here too -- like the details of our upcoming costume sale!