Cole Porter’s melodic score and whimsical humor are the driving forces behind any production of this nautical farce. Two different versions of the show are licensed, the 1962 off-Broadway version and the 1987 “Beaumont” version from Lincoln Center. They have almost identical requirements for costumes.
The splashy costume package for this 1930s-era romp was created by Thomas G. Marquez for the American Musical Theatre of San Jose, and includes spectacular gowns for society ladies on a transatlantic cruise, uniforms for the ship’s crew, and a large assortment of colorful, dance-friendly outfits for star Reno Sweeney, her showgirl “Angels,” and all the wacky characters on board.
Supported cast: Named principals / 12-male / 12-female / sailors
Shipping: Cardboard boxes (13)
Principal size range: Unknown
# Ensemble Bottoms: As per above numbers
# Ensemble Tops: As per above numbers