Swing!

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Swing

This costume outline is merely a suggestion. You may select only those costumes you feel you need, request additional changes, or suggest completely different ensembles. Actor size and inventory fluctuation may cause us to vary slightly from the descriptions below.

4 Principal Singers, 12 Dancers (6 Couples), 8 Band Members

Act I – Scene I- Don’t Mean a Thing

Band (8 Costumes)

Pants, shirt, vest (various hats?)

Charlie

Purple zoot suit

4 Couples (8 Costumes)

Cream jumpers, men pants and T-shirts, all in white shoes

Lindy Couple (2 Costumes)

Cream with linday guy in jacket

Act I – Scene II – Bounce me Brother

Dancers/Charlie

Same

Ann

Light colored suit

Act I – Scene III – Two and Four – Hot Note

Charlie

Same

Sarah Jane

Blue “trick dress”

Trombone

Act I band outfit

Act I – Scene IV – Rhythm/Throw that Girl Around

Charlie

Same

Alan

Green suit

Dancers (8 Costumes)

Black “club” wear

West Coast Couple

Silver skirt and top with silver pumps

Latin Couple

Red dress and shoes

Act I – Scene V – Bli-Blip

Alan

Same

Ann

Another suit (same as first is possible)

Sarah Jane

Waitress in black slacks and white blouse (waitress apron)

Act I – Scene VI – Skylark

Sarah Jane

Same

Act I – Scene VII – Kitchen Mechanics Night Out

Charlie

Black zoot suit (can use the same as the opening zoot suit)

Lindy Couple

Red suit for guy and a red jumper and shoes for girl (kitchen mechanics outfits – –

Chef/aid wear) could use these colored costumes in place of their opening cream

Act I – Scene VIII – Harlem Nocturne

Kim

In crushed velvet unitard

Bass Player

Act I band outfit

Act I – Scene IX – Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

Alan

Same green suit (different/clean shirt and tie)

Charlie (Trumpet Player)

In some sort of outfit, maybe original suit without jacket

2 Dancers

Matching green suits with Alan

Act I – Scene X – USO Sequence

Charlie

Military outfit (Marine?)

Alan

Army outfit

Ann

Long band singer gown with gloves

Sarah Jane

Military outfit (khaki skirt and jacket)

2 Girls

Match Sarah Jane for 3-part harmony (may be able to cut these)

5 Men

Various military outfits

5 Women

Floral print dresses

Act II – Scene I – Bad Case of Rhythm

* Band can EASILY wear Act I costumes in Act II

Charlie

Silver tails (could eliminate silver tuxes, by using black here and in finale)

Act II – Scene II – Swing, Brother, Swing

4 Singers

Silver tails

12 Dancers

-In their character costume parade

-Cook, Maid, Latin girl & guy, USO Characters, Old Man, Young Girl, etc. etc

-8 of these 12 could very easily be eliminated by using prior or future costumes

Act II – Scene III – Caravan

Band Feature

Act II – Scene IV – Dancers in Love

Girl/Old Man

Same

Act II – Scene V – Cry Me a River

Sarah Jane

White satin dress

Trombone

Act II costume

Act II – Scene VI – Blues in the Night

Dancers

Act I “club” wear

Kim

Black dress (should be a new costume or just re-used from Act I)

Kevin

Black pants and shirt (re-used from Act I?)

Ann

“Club singer” black outfit? (Could be her finale outfit as she is way up center)

Act II – Scene VII – Country Sequence

Gary

Spiffy cowboy attire (big cowboy hat)

4 Men

Cowboy-wear and boots

5 Women

Gingham skirts and boots

Alan

Green suit (re-used from Act I)

Charlie

Cowboy get-up (leather pants and big cowboy hat)

Act II – Scene VIII – All of Me

Alan

Same

Ann

White suit (re-used from Act I)

Act I – Scene IX – Bungee

(Cut from Gateway Show)

2 Girls

Jumpers

2 Guys

Hawaiian wear and hats

Act II– Scene X – Savoy

Ann

Finale gown and gloves

Charlie

Finale black tux tails

*Song will be a duet at gateway

Act II – Scene XI – Finale

Male Singers

Black tux tails, white gloves

Women

Black gowns

Ann

Beaded black gown

Sarah Jane

Velvet black gown, white gloves

5 Dance Couples

-Matching colors

-Men black pants and colored shirts

-Club wear is optional with color accents

-Women in black tights and matching colored jumpers