WEST SIDE STORY

Costume Plot

 

Place           :         The West Side of New York City

Time            :         Late 1950’s

 

IMPORTANT:  Please note – The attached costume plot is a “suggested” design interpretation of your production and may differ greatly from the Costume World stock.  To guarantee a costume selection that is in closest possible accordance with your specifications, our Designer/Costumer will advise you of the costume options currently available.

 

THE JETS                        :         Riff, Tony, Action, Arab, Baby John,

Snowboy, Big Deal, Diesel, Gee, Tar,

Mouthpiece, Tigar

THEIR GIRLS                   :         Graziella, Velma, Minnie, Clarice, Pauline,

Anybody’s.  (Note:  Anybody’s dresses in boy’s clothing except in Act Two, Scene 1 Dream Sequence)

 

THE SHARKS                   :         Bernardo, Chino, Pepe, Indio, Lurs,

Anxious, Nibbles, Juano, Toro, Moose

THEIR GIRLS                   :         Maria, Anita, Rosalia, Consuelo, Teresita,

Francisca, Estella, Marguerita

Note:  Each group should be represented by different colors

 

THE ADULTS:

DOC                                 :         A Storekeeper

  1. SCHRANK : A plain clothes man

OFFICER KRUPKE           :         A Policeman

GLAD HAND                    :         A social worker

 

ACT ONE, SCENE 1:  THE STREET, 5:00 PM:

  • JETS (All but Tony) :         Assorted rough jackets, sweaters, pants,

shirts

  • SHARKS :         Assorted rough jackets, sweaters, pants,

shirts

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  • KRUPKE :         Policeman’s uniform, summer NYC
  • SCHRANK :         Business suit and hat, shirt and tie
  • ANYBODY’S :         Sweat shirt, jeans and sneakers

 

ACT ONE, SCENE 2:  A BACKYARD 5:30 PM:

  • TONY :         T shirt, windbreaker, Chino pants, sneakers
  • RIFF :         Repeat ACT ONE, SCENE 1

 

ACT ONE, SCENE 3 – A BEDROOM 6:00 PM:

  • ANITA :         Bright print smock (under dress  ACT ONE,

SCENE 4)

  • MARIA :         White slip, white dress (A communion

dress that has been made over)

  • BERNARDO & CHINO: Shirt and pants of ACT ONE, SCENE 4)

 

ACT ONE, SCENE 4 – THE GYM 10:00 PM:

  • GLAD HAND :         Business suit, shirt, tie
  • JETS :         Sport jackets, slacks, shirt, ties, some vests
  • SHARKS :         Sport jackets, slacks, shirts, ties
  • BERNARDO & CHINO : Add jacket to ACT ONE, SCENE 3
  • MARIA :         Repeat white dress
  • ANITA :         Bright sexy dress, possibly with fringe on

skirt

  • TONY :         Sport jacket, slacks, shirt and tie
  • JET GIRLS & SHARK GIRLS: Sexy bright dresses (EXCEPT

ANYBODY’S)

 

ACT ONE, SCENE 5 – A BACK ALLEY, 11:00 PM:

  • MARIA :         Short wrapper
  • TONY, ANITA, SHARK GIRLS, CHINO, BERNARDO: All repeat

 

ACT ONE, SCENE 6 – THE DRUGSTORE, MIDNIGHT:

  • JETS :         Repeat ACT ONE, SCENE 4  – Some remove

jackets

  • SHARKS :         Repeat ACT ONE, SCENE 4 – Some remove

jackets

  • DOC :         Gray work coat and pants, shirt and tie
  • JET GIRL :         Repeat ACT ONE, SCENE 4
  • SCHRANK :         Repeat

 

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ACT ONE, SCENE 7 – THE BRIDAL SHOP, 5:30 PM THE NEXT DAY:

  • MARIA :         Smock, soft white dress
  • ANITA :         Smock, dress underneath

 

  • TONY :         Windbreaker, T shirt, Chino pants

 

ACT ONE, SCENE 8 – THE NEIGHBORHOOD – 6:00 TO 9:00 PM:

  • ALL BOYS :         Repeat ACT ONE, SCENE 1
  • ANITA & MARIA :         Repeat ACT ONE, SCENE 7

 

ACT ONE, SCENE 9 – UNDER THE HIGHWAY 9:00 PM:

  • ALL BOYS & ANYBODY’S: Repeat ACT ONE, SCENE 1

 

ACT TWO, SCENE 1 – THE BEDROOM 9:15 PM:

  • SHARK GIRLS :         Assorted sweaters, blouses and skirts
  • MARIA :         Very pretty dress, roses at waist, bathrobe,

shawl

  • CHINO :         Duplicate of ACT ONE, SCENE 2 – Torn and

dirty

  • TONY :         Duplicate of ACT ONE, SCENE 2 – Torn
  • DREAM SEQUENCE :         ALL JETS and SHARKS BOYS and GIRL

wear pastel versions of their clothing. 

BOYS: Sweaters, shirts, pants; GIRLS: 

Sweaters, blouses, skirts

 

ACT TWO, SCENE 2 – ANOTHER ALLEY – 10:00 PM:

  • JET BOYS and ANYBODY’S: Repeat ACT ONE, SCENE 1

 

ACT TWO, SCENE 3 – THE BEDROOM – 11:30 PM:

  • ANITA :         Bright dress with fringed skirt
  • MARIA :         Repeat white slip and bathrobe
  • TONY :         Repeat ACT TWO, SCENE 1

 

ACT TWO, SCENE 4 – THE DRUGSTORE – 11:40 PM:

  • JETS :         Repeat ACT ONE, SCENE 1
  • ANITA :         Repeat ACT ONE, SCENE 8

 

ACT TWO, SCENE 5 – THE CELLAR  11:50 PM:

  • TONY & DOC :         Repeat

 

 

 

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ACT TWO, SCENE 6 – THE STREET, MIDNIGHT:

  • MARIA :         Repeat, Add shawl
  • TONY & JETS, SHARKS, DOC, SCHRANK, KRUPKE, GLAD HAND: All repeat