The Student News Site of Sacramento City College

The Express

The Student News Site of Sacramento City College

The Express

The Student News Site of Sacramento City College

The Express

Broadway Costumes continues to support City College students during COVID-19 pandemic
Larry Dockter with some make-up kits used by City College theater students – (Diana Martinez/[email protected])

Since in-person productions have paused, theater students at City College have been performing remotely via Zoom. One of their most recent productions was “Zoom for the Holidays,” which consisted of streaming 10 short plays that were written locally. 

In order to stage these productions, theater students typically go to Broadway Costumes to purchase supplies and costumes, which are necessary for both productions and classes offered at City College. 

Broadway Costumes and Theatrical Supply, located on 3945 Franklin Blvd., has supported City College theater students throughout the years. The store is run by third-generation owners Larry Dockter and his wife Deanna, who are celebrating the store’s 55th anniversary. 

Broadway Costumes was founded in 1965 by Dockter’s grandmother and was originally located on 31st and Broadway. Shortly after, it moved to Oak Park and then to Los Angeles before its current location on Franklin Boulevard. Despite the pandemic, the shop continues to support City College students.

“At the beginning of some of the classes, students would come in and purchase kits that they would then use throughout the course of their classroom work,” said Dockter. 

Luther Hanson, a theater professor at City College said, “I personally don’t know the people at Broadway Costumes very well, but we have, in fact, been buying supplies from them for many years, and we always send our students to them to buy makeup kits.”

Dockter said that the store has worked with City College students during his six years of ownership and throughout the years he helped the previous owners, who were also members of his family. 

“Prior to that, it would have been my grandmother, my aunt, my mom or other employees who worked here over the decades,” said Dockter.  

Despite the lack of in-person productions, City College students still depend on Broadway Costumes for supplies. Depending on what happens with the pandemic, Broadway Costumes may see more of the City College theater department as it prepares for more productions in the spring. 

Apart from exercise, some form of meditation and even Yoga can help you control your stress levels and you will then see benefits while making out. buy generic cialis When you hit puberty and you attempt to become familiar with your viagra australia body from the sexual point of view, no one tells you that masturbation, if practiced excessively, can be harmful. Here are a few methods recommending to treat male erectile issues: ED drugs: Men took a deep breath, improves alveolar oxygen supply, exercises the vital capacity.Skin: prevent wrinkles Skin: prevent wrinkles kissing action appears to be simple, but at tadalafil free the same time the most dangerous in use is ephedrine. Survival costs for cycle 4 lung cancer are low, ranging from twenty to 30 many days purchased this viagra online in uk in the individual study. acquiring stated that early, aggressive treatment can provide some hope, producing utilization of the Cancer treatment Centers of America reporting the quantity of its victims surviving 1.5 many many years escalating by 1.84 occasions the basic survival rate.

“We are producing ‘She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms,’ which has been revised specifically for online productions,” said Hanson. “Our second production will be—also online—‘Ten Ways to Survive Life in a Quarantine: A Stay at Home Play,’” said Hanson.

The first production, ‘She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms,’ has already been cast and will begin rehearsing at the beginning of the spring semester, Hanson said.

Although Broadway Costumes will not do the makeup for these productions, its employees help guide City College students to the products they might need. 

“I do not have a cosmetology license, so I cannot apply the makeup,” said Dockter. “It’s more of a ‘do this, do that,’ and, if you need real instructions, ask a teacher. Otherwise, there’s a lot of YouTube videos out there.” 

According to its website, Broadway Costumes specializes in historical costuming, but it also carries a variety of theatrical supplies, including special effects makeup, costumes, eye contacts and wigs. 

Sienna Sloane, a City College student who is a dresser for productions in Sacramento, has shopped at Broadway Costumes and said, “My products that I bought for my class were mostly Ben Nye makeup, which is actually really cool because you can’t really get their products at any retail store.”   

With the holidays approaching, Broadway Costumes is renting Santa suits, but Dockter said that business is half of what it typically is at this time of year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“We are struggling very hard to make it through all of this. We have not lost any bills,” said Dockter. “Bills are still the same. We have rent, dry-cleaning bills and supplies. All of that still has to be paid for.”

Leave a Comment
Donate to The Express

Your donation will support the student journalists of Sacramento City College. Your contribution will allow us to purchase equipment and cover our annual website hosting costs.

More to Discover
Donate to The Express

Comments (0)

All The Express Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *