Have you already seen A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder and want to gain additional insight to the backstage magic (or should we say madness?) that resulted in such a carefully choreographed continuous cavalcade of costumes? In this 15-minute video, capping our ongoing series on “The Art of Theatre,” we interview Michael Paul Hirsch, who plays nine unique characters in the show. Over the course of two-and-a-half hours, Michael undergoes 13 complete costume changes as he portrays members of the ill-fated D’Ysquith family—and some of them take place in less than half a minute! He and his three dressers (Taylor Chase, Barbara Heninger, and Janet Miller) explain some of the secrets of pulling off this impressive feat.
Warning: if you’re not familiar with the premise of the show, this video contains a few minor spoilers—but no more than a typical movie trailer. A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder continues its run at the Saratoga Civic Theater through October 19, 2019. Tickets are available on this website, or by calling 408-266-4734.