Valerie Rhoades

Position: Costumer

Costumer: Addams Family: A New Musical, Little Shop of Horrors, Les Miserables, The Lion King, Once Upon a Mattress, High School Musical, The Sound of Music, The Importance of Being Earnest, Hairspray, Kiss Me Kate, Grease, Aida, Fame, Legally Blonde, Mulan, Guys and Dolls

As I recall the shows I've been involved with as a costumer, I am amazed at how long the list has become. I simply started off being nominated by my daughter as a parent volunteer for the shows in which she was performing and now costuming has become a welcome challenge as well as my hobby. I enjoy the creativity it brings to me, whether it be the hunt for the perfect piece that I can mold into something unique or making gazelle antlers out of a head band and coffee sleeves. I have been fortunate enough to be a part of a theater community that gives back and have formed many friendships with the directors, staff, cast and especially the team of other moms who come together to make the actors look great and feel special. I love the energy of the cast of talented kids, many of which have now become amazing young adults, some of them perusing theater arts at the next level. I'd like to thank Paraphrase Productions for their trust and confidence in me and I look forward to our next adventure together.