Dressing Gabrielle (Cinderella): Act II/Wedding Wear

Gabrielle wears four different costumes in Act II.  She begins with her Ball Gown for the post-Ball “A Lovely Night” Quartet with Madame, Ella & Charlotte.    In this version of “Cinderella”, the glass slipper is not left behind at the Ball, but rather at a second event–the Banquet–that the Prince gives in an attempt…

Dressing “Gabrielle” (Cinderella): Market Dress

After a little interruption writing the posts about the Transforming costumes, I want to turn back to Gabrielle.  As I described in my initial post, my perception of Gabrielle is that she is a bit “off”.  I chose not to dress my Stepsisters as the comic book, over-the-top stereotypes that they often are portrayed–complete with outlandish…

“Cinderella” (Broadway Version): Dressing Ella, Part 6 (Pink/Gold Transforming Costume–Act 2)

The Pink/Gold dress transformation is the final transformation to happen in “Cinderella” (Broadway Version).  Unless the audience has had the good fortune to either see the show on Broadway or one of the touring productions, this is probably the first time they are seeing this version of the show.  The pink/gold dress transformation is totally…

Dressing “Gabrielle” Cinderella: Broadway Version

Gabrielle is the “good” Stepsister in “Cinderella” (Broadway Version).  She is much more aware of Ella and her plight, and often will make attempts at kindness to temper Madame’s cruelty.  She eventually befriends Ella and despite the social ambitions of her mother, and the oblivious selfishness of her sister Charlotte, chooses true love Jean-Micheal. The…