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WHO WE ARE...

Our team is a small but mighty band of "hands on" creative types seeing to all of your theatrical needs.

We are experienced theatre professionals committed to sending you accurate, appropriate, and well-fitting show costumes for your production or event.

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ANN

Since 1981

  • OWNER
  • COSTUME DESIGNER
  • MILLINER
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MICHELE

Since 2013

  • WORKROOM MANAGER
  • DESIGNER
  • CUTTER
  • DRAPER
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NANCY

Since 2006

  • WARDROBE WRANGLER
  • STITCHER
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ALI

Since 2014

  • ORDER EXPEDITER
  • PROPS MASTER
  • RETAIL MANAGER
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BECCA

Since 2007

  • THE REAL BOSS

What Our Customers Are Saying About Us...

  • The Happiest difference in working with Tracy is the fact that you're working with people who actually -care- about the quality of the show you're presenting.”

    Scott Richardson

    The Muni - Springfield, IL

  • In years past, we rented props and costumes from you and everything was great including the quality of the items and shipping time, as well as your courteous and professional service. I regret not renting from you this past year.”

    C. Parker - Ware, GA

  • Our production of Guys and Dolls was a great success, due in no small part to the wonderful costumes from Tracy Theatre Originals!”

    Liz-Ann Platt

    Berwick Academy - Berwick, ME

  • The kick-off for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library was made even more special by your fabulous costuming. Lots of oohs and ahhs!”

    Cynda Wrightsman

    Illinois Historic Preservation Agency

  • I was so impressed not only by your costumes (oh, so glorious!!), but also by the speed and care with which you sent them on. I SO appreciate you working with us so that these kids looked great….your costumes brought the show up to its full potential! We got so many compliments on them from our patrons and so the bar is now raised very high!…I have been in love with Little Women for a long time and have been waiting to direct it when I had people to do it justice, and I certainly include you in its success. 

    ~ NORTHLAND CHRISTIAN SCHOOL HOUSTON, TX 

  • …thank you for the skill in which your organization produced and provided costumes for our recent show, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE. The show was a great success... people loved that it was something different and they raved about the authenticity of the costumes."

    ~ EFFINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL, EFFINGHAM, IL 

  • Our Les Miserables was a great success and your costumes were a huge part of that success. Thank you again for your tremendous, affordable service.

    ~ SEVEN AGES PRODUCTIONS, MANITOBA, CANADA

OUR LEGACY...

Savoy TheatreFor over 130 years...

The legend of TRACY THEATRE ORIGINALS begins in the 1880's when William Gilbert, Arthur Sullivan, and producer Richard D'Oyly Carte were enjoying tremendous success in London with their notorious "Gilbert & Sullivan" operettas.

Curious about how their works were being performed in America, the three traveled to Boston, where they were shocked and appalled. Realizing there were no written versions of their operettas to follow, they commissioned George Lowell Tracy, a Boston music arranger and librarian to publish their scores and libretti through his Tracy Music Library, so that Americans could perform these popular entertainments as they were intended.

In the 1920's Ruth Metcalf joined the company and convinced Tracy to add costumes, scenery, and other Broadway musicals to their rental offerings.

 

 

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Ann Carnaby became the fourth owner (third woman owner) in 1981, establishing a new tradition of high quality rental costumes, show specific props, makeup, wigs, and costume accessories at reasonable prices, to meet the ever-changing needs of the theatrical community.

 

Tracy Theatre Originals Today...

The staff at Tracy have unsurpassed experience outfitting musical and period productions, special events and occasions, and have participated in the development of many of the resource documents we offer here.