Christmas Carol Has, Like, A Lot of Costumes

For 24 years Hedgerow as brought the community on stage and somehow found cloths for them all. From Cathy Baum to Elizabeth Hanson, these designers have pulled from The Walnut Street Theatre to the McCarter to find the perfect Dickensian costumes. With people of all shapes and sizes filling out Dickens’ London, it takes a lot of work and a lot of prep to make the actors look good. This year, Elizabeth takes on the task yet again to bring Scrooge and crew to life.

Elizabeth Hanson (costume designer) Elizabeth entered Drexel University with the intention of becoming a fashion designer. Life had other plans and after earning a BA in Communications from Temple University and an MBA from Widener University she had a varied 35+ year career in advertising and higher education marketing. During that time she continued to design and sew clothing, costumes, prom and wedding gowns for private clients and family. Three years ago Elizabeth connected with Hedgerow and for the past two years has been serving as resident designer and costume shop manager. She did costumes for children’s productions at Hedgerow including Godspell, Secret Garden. Hairspray, Charlotte’s Web and Oliver and has assisted with main stage productions including Boeing Boeing and OR. She is very happy to be part of this A Christmas Carol production.