Halloween hunt: Suzart cleans out its theatrical closets with annual costume sale

Wild about Willie Wonka? Care to be a cowboy? Find your perfect costume at Suzart Productions’ 2nd annual costume sale this Saturday!

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Cogsworth the Clock is one of many costumes being sold at the sale, following Suzart’s production of Beauty and the Beast earlier this year.

You know the expression “the early bird gets the worm.”

The same can be said about Halloween costumes each year … though in this case, the early bird 

With Halloween just over a month away,  you can be a blueberry, a tiger or Cogsworth the Clock (from Beauty and the Beast). as Suzart Productions clears its wardrobe with its 2nd Annual Costume and Jewelery Sale.

Every year, Suzart Productions — a non-profit theatre company specializing in affordable entertainment for the entire family — puts on two full musical theatre productions. Cast members range in age from seven to 70. After each show, most of the costumes go into storage. Suzart’s wardrobe gets filled to the brim with all sorts of costumes, hats, and accessories.

Costumes from at least 5 of Suzart’s recent shows will be for sale.

And tomorrow (Sept. 22), over 400 costumes will be for sale for kids and adults.  The sale takes place at Woodroffe United Church (207 Woodroffe Ave., just off of Richmond) from 10 am until 4 pm. See www.suzart.ca for more details.

Recent Suzart shows were the King & I, Willie Wonka, Beauty and the Beast, Anything Goes, and Oklahoma, so expect to see great costumes from all these productions. But the best ones go quickly, so come early.

A little bit more on Suzart Productions:

Elaine McCausland and Susan Dacey started Suzart Productions with the goal of providing an opportunity for people of all ages to experience the world of theatre in all of its aspects. With its creation, they are filling a need in the Ottawa arts scene by providing a chance for everyone, particularly youth, to enjoy musical theatre at an affordable price.

Suzart Productions is also dedicated to providing people with a variety of opportunities to experience and enjoy live theatre and for many, the chance to perform! It is Suzart’s goal to ensure that a love of theatre, both on and off stage, is instilled in all who become involved. Suzart strives to give opportunities to those who are interested in trying something new and encourages them along the way.

Sounds look an awesome opportunity to wow friends and family with a one-of-a-kind costume this year! Again, check out www.suzart.ca for more info.