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Costuming Crowns: A Sketchbook

Posted by: at 07/12/2012 12:00 PM
Costuming Crowns: A Sketchbook

Now that you’ve met the creator of the costumes for the classy ladies of Crowns, here are some of the sketches to give you an idea of what the costumes looked like in their initial stages. Below each sketch is a caption that describes each character’s orisha and the colors that accompany it. Which Crowns costume is you favorite?


Designer Karen Perry Talks Crowns Garb

Posted by: Madeline Wolfe at 07/06/2012 10:00 AM
Designer Karen Perry Talks Crowns Garb

This week we’re giving you an inside look at the creation of the costumes of Crowns from costume designer Karen Perry. We sat down with her to find out more about the amazing clothing of this tenth anniversary production.


Crowns Guest Vocalists

Posted by: Lesley Gibson at 07/06/2012 02:06 PM
Crowns Guest Vocalists

Chicago is world-renowned for its gospel community, and as part of a greater effort to connect this gospel musical to the community, select performances of Crowns will feature guest vocalists from the Chicago gospel scene singing the classic hymn How I Got Over. In honor of the city’s gospel tradition and its deep well of musical talent, Regina has tapped local luminaries.


Women's Night: CROWNS

Posted by: Goodman Theatre at 07/13/2012 12:09 PM
Women's Night: CROWNS

Goodman Theatre celebrated Women's Night and honored the contributions of Chicago area women to the community. Watch a video of these women sharing their own crowns and "hattitude" stories.


Talking Crowns with Regina Taylor

Posted by: Amanda ReCupido at 07/26/2012 11:41 AM
Talking Crowns with Regina Taylor

Goodman Theatre has the high honor of celebrating the 10th anniversary of Crowns, now as a soaring musical with an expanded production featuring a fleshed-out cast performing new choreography and never-before-heard songs. Much like Yolanda’s journey, writer and director Regina Taylor has undergone her own journey with Crowns. We sat down with her to discuss the experiences and impact this show has had on her own life.