If you’re already in a Halloween or holiday frame of mind, then you won’t want to miss this weekend’s Costumes and Curiosities Sale at the popular Dallas Children’s Theater (DCT) in Dallas.
The theater is converting its scene shop into a smorgasbord of goodies with a sale of some of the theater’s best treasures used and admired over the years during one of its many productions.
“Everyone will find something unique and different at the sale,” said Lyle Huchton, Dallas Children Theater’s Costume Shop Manager. “Because we’re a theater that custom makes everything we need, we have so much great inventory that’s just full of things you won’t find at a regular garage sale.”
The sale will be held beginning tomorrow, Saturday, October 14 from 12:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 15 from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m.
The sale is open to both the general public and those attending the performance of “Goosebumps The Musical: Phantom of the Auditorium,” according to Dallas Children’s Theater spokesperson Alayna Chabot.
Over the years, Dallas Children’s Theater has gathered a very large collection of contemporary clothing, handmade costumes, household goods, specially designed objects, tools and even appliances. Now the theater is giving back to patrons, friends, neighbors, theater professionals, families and thrift shoppers who are invited into the inner workings to scour the racks.
“All are welcome to come in and haggle for their finds,” Chabot said in a press release.
“This is a golden opportunity for people to make provisions for both Halloween and Christmas. Stock up on décor items and costumes and even gifts, while getting a really great deal. We want to sell as much as possible that weekend,” said Scott Osborne, Dallas Children’s Theater Director of Design and Production.
Overall, Dallas Children’s Theater plans to sell half the costume stock and one-third of the props housed in the theater. Clothing for sale will include vintage clothes, ballet costumes, wigs, robes, dresses from the 1950s, suits, and even Halloween costumes. Those in search of unique home décor, appliances like TVs or microwaves, or props for their own theater, are also invited to stop by the sale.
Guests visiting the Rosewood Center for Family Arts for the sale only are required to come in through the front doors and will walk through the production wing to find the sale. According to Osborne, the sale will be like any normal garage sale, except with wacky, costumes and theater stuff that you won’t find anywhere else.
The Dallas Children's Theater was founded in 1984 by Robyn Flatt and Dennis Vincent, in response to the growing need for a professional family theater. The theater has also been an important educational resource for metropolitan schools, and a vehicle of enrichment for the greater Dallas community over the years. The theater is the largest professional family theater in the Southwest offering a season of eleven productions.
Dallas Children’s Theater
Rosewood Center for Family Arts
5938 Skillman Street
Dallas, Texas 75231