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Cast Handbook: Make-up Requirements

The following is a list of make-up supplies each performer will need to provide.  Beginning at the first dress rehearsal at the Lied Center, performers (except those specifically listed below) must have these items:         

Hair and clean-up supplies:  soap, cold cream, washcloths, facial tissues or baby wipes,

hairspray, hairnets and bobby pins.  If a performer has “sensitive” skin, he or she should include a tube of a cortisone-type cream.

Fingernails:  No acrylic nails or nail polish, including French manicures.

Spray tan or tanning lotion:  tanning products are not allowed as they stain costumes.

Company and Apprentice Members, Party Girls, Maids, Nanny and Party Women: Black liquid eyeliner, black mascara, foundation and loose powder one shade darker than skin tone, brown eye shadow, brown or black eyebrow pencil (depending on eyebrow color), blush brush, eye shadow brush, white or cream highlighter, false eyelashes and adhesive.  Check with the Artistic Director for lipstick and blush shades so that performers who are on stage at the same time will be wearing matching colors.

Angels, Little Party Girls, Garland Children, Sugar & Spice, and all Backgrounds: black liquid eyeliner, black mascara, foundation and loose powder one shade darker than skin tone, brown eye shadow, brown or black eyebrow pencil (depending on eyebrow color) rose red lipstick and rose blush.  Please come to Lied Center with make-up and hair done. Bring extra bobby pins for securing headpieces to hair.

Soldiers:  black liquid eyeliner, black mascara, rose red lipstick. Bring chocolate brown eye shadow to draw eyebrows. 

Big/Little Mice:  Black liquid eyeliner, black mascara, rose red lipstick.  Bring extra bobby pins for securing headpiece to hair.  LMBC will provide foundation, loose powder and blush.

Bonbons, Elves:  Black liquid eyeliner, black mascara, foundation and loose powder one shade darker than skin tone, rose red lipstick.  Please come to the Lied Center with hair done.  LMBC will provide eyeshadow.

Big Party Boys, Fritz:  foundation one shade darker than skin tone, brown eye shadow, brown or black eyebrow pencil (depending on eyebrow color), flesh tone lipstick. LMBC will provide blush, powder and white highlights.

Party Men:  If you have your own make-up kit and would like to use it, that is fine.  Otherwise, LMBC will provide all make-up