If you love costumes, you will love the new addition to the Boca area called the Wick Costume Museum. This museum is finally open for tours and Kimberly Wick recently led the first tour through in a pink gown from "La Cage aux Folles."
The facility houses a massive $21 costume collection from Broadway shows. This collection has been relocated to The Wick Theater & Costume Museum and includes a number of popular choices from some of the most famous shows on Broadway including King and I, Singin' in the Rain, The Music Man and many more.
The museum owns 48 original Broadway wardrobes, three Mae West furs and so much more. The collection has taken nearly 38 years for Marilynn Wick to create. She moved the costume from a warehouse in Pompano Beach a few at a time and has been giving tours since 2010.
This new facility is about 55,000 square feet in size and provides a separate theater. You will find a number of costumes, Broadway signs and more inside the museum. Costumes are found on mannequins, forms and even hanging from the ceiling. They are all carefully labeled.
After the tour of costumes, the group is led down a hand-painted corridor for lunch in the Tavern on the Green lookalike room. Groups may even receive a backstage look into one of the upcoming theatre products.
Over 120 tours are already reserved for the Museum and many more are expected. This has already become a very popular attraction in the Boca Raton area.
Along with tours, the theatre will include many performances, such as the upcoming performance of "Irving Berlin's White Christmas," which is currently playing from now until Christmas Day.
Tours are about 40 minutes long and start at 11am, seven days a week. Tours with lunch are $48 per person and $58 if you want the cabaret show. For a tour with a matinee performance the cost is $88 per person.
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