The Wick Costume Museum has undergone a spectacular high-tech makeover, resulting in a stunning new venue, renamed The Museum Club at The Wick. The fully renovated space will feature immersive video experiences, historical costume exhibits, dining and entertainment. The first exhibition, titled Ascot! features the original historical costumes from 1956 of My Fair Lady, designed by Sir Cecil Beaton. The grand opening of the gala will take place on Friday, September 16, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. and will include an intimate concert by Christine Andreas, who performed on Broadway as Eliza Doolittle. Beginning in October, patrons can experience the exhibit by calling the box office at 561-995-2333.
“Inspired by the Van Gogh exhibit, we embarked on a journey to marry an immersive video experience with our unrivaled costume collection,” said Marilynn A. Wick, Executive Producer. “The Wick Costume Museum’s mission has always been to share our historic wardrobe in an entertaining and educational way. With this spectacular new remodel, we are thrilled to welcome fans to enjoy our collection in a glorious new way.”
The museum’s first exhibition pays homage to the beloved Cockney Bridesmaid, from her debut in George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion to all the leading ladies who have portrayed her in film and on stage through 2018. over 50 costumes from Cecil Beaton’s original 1956 Broadway wardrobe will be on display, including the historic dress worn by Julie Andrews.
“This business is unlike anything we’ve done before,” said curator Kimberly Wick. “We’re taking the traditional museum tour and elevating it to a multi-sensory journey that celebrates the best of Broadway, live performances, and dining in one glorious experience.”
The following evening, Saturday September 17, Christine Andreas will perform on the main stage of the Wick Theater in her show “And So It Goes…Life & Love, Lost & Found”.
Christine Andreas made her Broadway debut in 1975 in a revival of Angel Street. In 1976, she was cast out of 700 other actresses as Eliza Doolittle in the 20th anniversary Broadway production of My Fair Lady for which she received the Theater World Award. Additional Broadway credits include Laurey in the 1979 Oklahoma revival! (Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical), On Your Toes in 1983 (Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical), The Scarlet Pimpernel (1997), Words & Music with Sammy Cahn (1974) and Rags (1986). She starred in the American tour of The Light in the Piazza which began in San Francisco in August 2006. In 2010, she performed the role of Jacqueline in the Broadway revival of La Cage Aux Folles. She has given concerts in prestigious venues such as the Cafe Carlyle, the famous Oak Room of the Algonquin Hotel and Carnegie Hall.
Gala tickets are $225 and include a gourmet dinner, the immersive exhibition experience, and a performance by two-time Tony nominee Christine Andreas.
From October, the Museum Club will offer:
Exhibit lunch package: $85 which includes the exhibit, a 3-course meal, live entertainment, and a hat room experience.
Exhibition group fundraiser: $75 with 501 c(3) certificate.
Later in the season, the Museum Club will also be hosting special nights that will include cocktail service at the sexy new bar, gourmet dining and nationally acclaimed live entertainment on the venue’s cabaret stage.
For reservations and more details, call the box office at 561-995-2333 or visit www.thewick.org
The Wick Theater and the Museum Club at The Wick are both located at 7901 N. Federal Highway in Boca Raton, Florida.