Education fundraiser to offer more than 1,000 items—from complete costumes to accessories —for purchase for two days only at company’s Takoma rehearsal studio.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2015 — Just in time for Halloween planning, the Washington National Opera (WNO) has decided to throw open “its closet doors for a one-of-a-kind Costume Sale,” according to a press release issued today. According to the company, the event will be held
“[O]n Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at its rehearsal studio in the Takoma neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The Costume Sale, the company’s first in six years, will include more than 1,000 items representing a variety of periods and styles, and all proceeds will benefit WNO’s community education programs.”
Sound good? The sale – WNO’s first in six years – should attract opera fans looking for something interesting as well as adults and kids seeking out something new and different for trick-or-treating or swanning about in Georgetown celebrating America’s favorite spooky October holiday.
According to the company, the sale will feature gowns, uniforms, hats, shoes, accessories and other items seen on stage over the years in operas like “Carmen,” “Cinderella,” “Manon Lescaut, “Macbeth, “Turandot,” “Of Mice and Men” and others. And yes, there’ll be a few kids’ costumes available during the sale as well. Over 1,000 items from all historical periods and styles will be available.
The company estimates that pricing for many costumes will range from $50-$100, with some items priced as low as $1. (But probably not any of the gowns!) Proceedings from the sale will benefit WNO’s vital community education programs.
Interested? Here are the details:
WHAT: The Washington National Opera Costume Sale.
WHEN: Oct. 3 and 4, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE: WNO’s studio facility, located on the third floor of 6925 Willow St. NW, Washington, D.C. That’s right on the line between the District and Takoma Park, Md. While street parking is available in the area, best bet might be to take the Metro to the Takoma Station, located a short, easy walk from the WNO facility.Click here for reuse options!
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