It’s Groundhog Day! Time to Put on That Costume (Again)

Things are pretty hectic backstage at “Groundhog Day,” the Tony Award-nominated musical based on the 1993 hit movie.  After all, the show depends on its characters reliving the same day over and over, and that means getting in and out of the same costumes.

More than once.  In some cases, much more.

And of course it’s not just any day.  “Groundhog Day” features a marching band from Punxsutawney, Penn., celebrating the festivities; townspeople gathering in a diner to trade gossip; and coverage by a smarmy TV weatherman (and his crew), who’d rather be anywhere but there.  And: It’s winter, which means snowsuits, scarves and 58 hats.

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