Arnold Designs Costumes for Jacques Brel at the ACT Theatre

Written by Laura Paskin
March 6, 2015

Theatre Professor Harmony Arnold is designing the costumes for "Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris," a co-production of the 5th Avenue Theatre and ACT Theatre. The musical review features the songs of world-renowned Belgian singer/songwriter Jacques Brel. Translations of Brel's music have been performed by David Bowie, Frank Sinatra, Nina Simone, Neil Diamond, Celine Dion, Nirvana, and many others.

"The costumes enhance the very passionate songs of one of the world's great songwriters," Arnold said.

Jacques Brel runs from March 12 - May 17 at the ACT Theatre in Seattle.

Arnold is the In-Resident Costume Designer and Costume Shop Manager in the Department of Performing Arts and Arts Leadership. In addition to designing for Seattle University productions, she has worked as a costume designer in theatre, film, and commercial venues including The Abingdon Theatre Off-Broadway in New York City, Sierra Repertory Theatre in Sonora, CA, Philadelphia Fringe Festival, and Williamstown (MA) Theatre Festival and locally at Seattle Repertory Theatre, The Village Theatre, The Washington Ensemble Theatre, On the Boards, Book-It Repertory Theatre, Theater Simple, and Western Washington University.

The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college in Seattle University. The Department of Performing Arts and Arts Leadership offers undergraduate degrees in Theatre, Theatre Performance, Theatre Production, Interdisciplinary Arts with Theatre Emphasis, String Performance, Music, and Interdisciplinary Arts with Music Emphasis and an MFA in Arts Leadership.