Costumer Connie Morris handed out shiny black dresses with a friendly warning to her fellow Follies dancers, “These are tighter than you realize. Trust me, I’ve worn them.”
With just a week left before the variety show’s premiere, the Performing Arts Center hummed with excitement as the 150-or-so cast members tried on costumes for the first time. Some zipped up candy-colored space suits or wrapped themselves in green feather boas. The women in black shimmied in front of a full-length mirror on stage before the next number.