Huck and Jim on the Raft

Huck and Jim on the Raft

Notable builds: Huck's shirt and pants. Jim's shirt and pants. Photo: Karl Hugh Actors (L to R): Rob Riordan as Huck, Ezekiel Andrew as Jim

Huck, Tom Sawyer, and Jim

Huck, Tom Sawyer, and Jim

Notable builds: Huck's shirt and pants, Tom's pants, Jim's shirt and pants. Photo: Karl Hugh Actors (L to R): Rob Riordan as Huck, Michael Doherty as Tom, Ezekiel Andrew as Jim

Mary-Jane Offering Inheritance

Mary-Jane Offering Inheritance

Notable build: Mary-Jane's dress. Photo: Karl Hugh Actors (L to R): Samantha Allred as Mary-Jane, Chris Mixon as the King, Jim Poulos as the Duke, Keith Watford, and Daria Redus as servants.

Mary - Jane and Huck

Mary - Jane and Huck

Notable builds: Huck's Jacket, Mary-Jane's dress Photo: Karl Hugh Actors (L to R): Samantha Allred as Mary-Jane, Rob Riordan as Huck

Mary-Jane First Fitting

Mary-Jane First Fitting

Front view, first fitting. Muslin mockup of bodice Bodice cut and constructed by: Alex Hagman Skirt constructed by: Marina Nye Fit: Kate Ellis Actor: Samantha Allread

Mary-Jane First Fitting

Mary-Jane First Fitting

Back view. Bodice cut and constructed by: Alex Hagman Skirt constructed by: Marina Nye Fit: Kate Ellis Actor: Samantha Allred

Mary-Jane Front Bodice Panel

Mary-Jane Front Bodice Panel

Shirred front panel. Boning is run through the base layer of coutil before cutting the "fashion" layer. Those layers were then flatlined by machine before adding the the shirred chiffon layer which was handed basted in place and then gathered. Gathers were tacked in place for control. Cut and constructed by: Alex Hagman

Mary-Jane's Bodice

Mary-Jane's Bodice

Front view before final fitting. Side front seams are piped with bias velvet piping. Sleeves are constructed with one layer of fashion fabric and fully lined. Cut and constructed by: Alex Hagman

Mary-Jane Final Fitting

Mary-Jane Final Fitting

Front view Bodice cut and constructed by: Alex Hagman Skirt constructed by: Marina Nye Fit: Kate Ellis Actor: Samantha Allred

Mary-Jane Final Fitting

Mary-Jane Final Fitting

Side View Bodice cut and constructed by: Alex Hagman Skirt constructed by: Marina Nye Fit: Kate Ellis Actor: Samantha Allred

Mary-Jane Final Fitting

Mary-Jane Final Fitting

Back View Bodice cut and constructed by: Alex Hagman Skirt constructed by: Marina Nye Fit: Kate Ellis Actor: Samantha Allred

Mary-Jane Finished Bodice

Mary-Jane Finished Bodice

Interior view of finished bodice. Collar is attached with small snaps in order to be removed for laundry. Neckline is faced and all seams are serged to finish. Armholes are bound and pit-pads (dress shields) installed for laundry. Hem is finished with bias velvet piping broken at side seams. Cut and constructed by: Alex Hagman

Mary-Jane Finished Bodice

Mary-Jane Finished Bodice

Back view. Lapped zipper installed with hook and eye at top. Cut and constructed by: Alex Hagman

Mary-Jane Finished Bodice

Mary-Jane Finished Bodice

Brooch attached with brooch pin and small thread tacks to be clipped and removed for dry cleaning. Cut and constructed by: Alex Hagman

Miss Watson - First Fitting

Miss Watson - First Fitting

Front View Mock-up constructed with striped fabrics to mimic the final version. Cut by: Alex Hagman Constructed by: Marina Nye Fit: Kate Ellis Actor: Stephanie Lambourn

Miss Watson - First Fitting

Miss Watson - First Fitting

Side View Cut by: Alex Hagman Constructed by: Marina Nye Fit: Kate Ellis Actor: Stephanie Lambourn

Miss Watson - First Fitting

Miss Watson - First Fitting

Back View Cut by: Alex Hagman Constructed by: Marina Nye Fit: Kate Ellis Actor: Stephanie Lambourn

Miss Watson - Final Fitting

Miss Watson - Final Fitting

Front View Cut by: Alex Hagman Constructed by: Marina Nye Fit: Kate Ellis Actor: Stephanie Lambourn

Miss Watson - Final Fitting

Miss Watson - Final Fitting

Side View Cut by: Alex Hagman Constructed by: Marina Nye Fit: Kate Ellis Actor: Stephanie Lambourn

Miss Watson - Final Fitting

Miss Watson - Final Fitting

Back View Cut by: Alex Hagman Constructed by: Marina Nye Fit: Kate Ellis Actor: Stephanie Lambourn

Widow Douglas - First Fitting

Widow Douglas - First Fitting

Front View Mock-up constructed with striped fabrics to mimic the final version. Cut by: Alex Hagman Constructed by: Marina Nye Fit: Kate Ellis Actor: Colleen Baum

Widow Douglas - First Fitting

Widow Douglas - First Fitting

Side View Cut by: Alex Hagman Constructed by: Marina Nye Fit: Kate Ellis Actor: Colleen Baum

Widow Douglas - First Fitting

Widow Douglas - First Fitting

Side View Cut by: Alex Hagman Constructed by: Marina Nye Fit: Kate Ellis Actor: Colleen Baum

Widow Douglas - Final Fitting

Widow Douglas - Final Fitting

Front View Cut by: Alex Hagman Constructed by: Marina Nye Fit: Kate Ellis Actor: Colleen Baum

Widow Douglas - Final Fitting

Widow Douglas - Final Fitting

Side View Cut by: Alex Hagman Constructed by: Marina Nye Fit: Kate Ellis Actor: Colleen Baum

Widow Douglas - Final Fitting

Widow Douglas - Final Fitting

Side View Cut by: Alex Hagman Constructed by: Marina Nye Fit: Kate Ellis Actor: Colleen Baum

Big River
The Utah Shakespeare Festival
Summer 2018
Designer: Kevin Alberts
Draper: Kate Ellis
First Hand: Alex Hagman
Stitchers: Marina Nye, Cameo Gustafson
Costume Crafts: Wilson Libering
Big River is an American musical set in the late 1840's. The musical follows Huck Finn on his adventures down the Mississippi River with his friend Jim. This production consisted of 23 cast members with roughly fifteen builds of significance. 
For more photos of this production, please visit:  https://photos.bard.org/p317796083
 
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