I'm in a high school production of Ragtime right now. I'm pretty skilled with make-up, and the director has put me in charge of make-up for this show. Can anyone give me a general run down of what is demanded with make-up/hair of each of the characters/groups of people? This would be very very appreciated! Thank you!
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Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:40 pm
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It's nothing really all that specific...most of the New Rochelle women wear hats, so they need to have updos that the hats will fit over. Foe the NR men, I think we just slicked their hair back or parted it and combed it down (they wore hats too).
I did makeup for our production, and what I did with the immigrant women was have them in really neutral tones and such.
The real 'challenge' was Evelyn, we wanted her to be almost in "Harlot" style makeup, because that was how our director interpreted the character. So, we did really big blue & purple eyeshadow with lots of shimmer under her eyes. Then we gave her high cheekbones and red red lipstick.
I wish I had a picture, it was rather awesome.
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