Julie Stevens (no login) Posted Oct 3, 2008 11:12 PM
There's no way of knowing if there was any formal discussion between Martin Charnin and the costume designer, Theoni Aldredge, about which orphan got what color dress. Honestly, it started to change a bit from company to company because they would recycle the dresses and gave the color to the girl who fit into the dress. Molly always ended up in yellow because that was always the smallest dress and Molly was always played by the smallest child. I think I wore blue as Tessie on tour and Pepper wore purple but on Broadway, I wore pink as Pepper and Tessie wore orange.