The Wick Costume Museum Celebrates The 50's And 60's Broadway And Pop Culture
The Wick Costume Museum's sixth installation, "those were the days" pays homage to the Broadway shows, signature fashions and pop culture moments of the 1950's and 1960's. The interactive tour features a star-studded collection of costumes worn by Barbra Streisand, Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Milton Berle, Cher, Lily Tomlin and more. The exhibit also features costumes from Broadway shows including Grease, Bye Bye Birdie, West Side Story and other hits. Tickets for the museum tour with luncheon are $53 inclusive and $63 with a cabaret show. Call 561-995-2333 for tour reservations.
"The 50's and 60's were iconic decades in our culture," said Kimberly Wick, curator. "The fashions, the music, the television shows---everything about that time-period left an indelible impression on future generations. This exhibit is a time capsule that captures the zeitgeist of the era."
Guided tours at The Wick Costume Museum open a portal to the past and immerse patrons in the pop culture explosion of the era, offering a nostalgic look back at the Broadway shows, television programs and fashions of the period. Older generations will have an array of memories triggered by the tour, while younger people will be intrigued by the advent of a cultural period that still influences them today.
The "those were the days exhibition includes a tribute to the dawn of television in 1951, with a special salute to I Love Lucy. The best of Broadway and Hollywood are represented with authentic Broadway costumes from Grease, Bye Bye Birdie, West Side Story, Coco and Tommy. Pop culture superstars and icons are celebrated with rare, little-seen items worn by superstars including Barbra Streisand, Carol Channing, Ann Miller, Nannette Fabray, Dorothy Lamour and Doris Duke. And a tribute to the legends of comedy includes items worn by Bob Hope, Jackie Gleason, Milton Berle and items on loan from cast members Lily Tomlin and Jo Anne Worley of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In.
Guided tours of the Wick Costume Museum exhibition are conducted daily, but patrons must reserve in advance by calling (561) 995-2333. The tour starts at 11:00 a.m. and last approximately one hour. After the tour, patrons enjoy a delicious three-course luncheon in the Wick Tavern, beneath the twinkling lights of the crystal chandeliers that once mesmerized diners at the world-famous Tavern on The Green restaurant in New York City.
Tour package options are as follows: For tour & luncheon only, the cost is $53 per person. For tour & luncheon followed by a cabaret performance, the cost is $63 per person. For the tour & luncheon followed by a matinee performance of the mainstage Wick Theatre production (when available), the cost is $102 per person. Upcoming productions are Annie (Nov. 29-Dec. 23), Funny Girl (Jan. 17- Feb. 24), Crazy For You (Mar. 14-Apr. 14) and Always, Patsy Cline (Apr. 25- May 19).
The Wick Theatre and Costume Museum is located at 7901 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33445. Call (561) 995-2333 for more information.