Costumes make for a grand spectacle

production of 42nd Street at Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris in 2016

Samantha David high kicks her way to a new exhibition showcasing musical theatre outfits

A spectacular new exhibition of costumes from musical shows is running at the National Centre of Stage Costume in Moulins until April 28th, including more than 100 glittering costumes from shows like My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music, Cabaret, Grease, Cats, and The Phantom of the Opera.

Costume by Arno Bremers for Grease at Théâtre Mogador in 2017

The exhibition retraces the history of the musical through the costumes on display, and how so many shows which were first staged between the wars in the US have been so ultra-successful in France over the past decade or so.

It also gives visitors a chance to experience what it ...

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