Thanks to an outpouring of help from the community, the Charleston Youth Company has just about recovered from a fire that destroyed all the costumes for their spring show.
"We had an overwhelming response," Board President Gail Lanter said Thursday.
Last month, a fire gutted the James Island house of Beth Hyams, the company's longtime costume designer. The fire destroyed about two dozen costumes for the spring show, as well as her sewing equipment and cloth.
"These were things I had my whole life, that I had always counted on," Hyams said. "It was really weird having to start all over."
People donated money, fabric and several sewing machines to help. Parents offered to sew after Hyams cut out the cloth the right way.
"It was a really wonderful response from the community," she said.
Hyams has been working out of a rented house to recreate the costumes. She's confident everything will be ready for the show.
It's set for 7 p.m. April 25 and 26 at the Sottile Theatre at 44 George St.
The younger children will perform "Rastapunzel," billed as a musical tale of dreadlocks and love. The older children will perform "Back in Action," featuring super heroes and '80s rock music.
Tickets are $15 at the door starting at 5:30 p.m. the days of the show.
Reach Dave Munday at 937-5553.
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