Congratulations, HELLO, DOLLY!

The 2017 Broadway revival of HELLO, DOLLY! took home four Tony Awards this weekend, including Best Revival of a Musical. The critically acclaimed production, starring Bette Midler as Dolly Levi, opened at the Shubert Theatre on April 20th, and has been playing to sold-out houses ever since. Here’s what the show’s four Tony winners had to say. Read More

NOW WHAT? A Teacher’s Guide to Directing Musical Theatre, Part 12: FRONT OF HOUSE

Before you can open your show, you have to open your doors. Having a dependable house manager can relieve you of many pre-show duties, leaving you to focus on the hundreds of other things you need to do! The house manager’s tasks will vary based on how your theater is set up, as well as what flexibility and the resources you have. He or she can assign and delegate, or run it all like a solo performance. Here are some areas that can fall under the house manager’s umbrella. Read More

Happy Birthday to NUNSENSE Creator Dan Goggin!

Happy Birthday to Dan Goggin, actor/singer/composer/lyricist/librettist and creator of the enormously successful NUNSENSE series! Mr. Goggin has been entertaining audiences for decades with his hilarious and tuneful musicals starring the Little Sisters of Hoboken. At Tams, we proudly offer seven different shows in the NUNSENSE series. To honor Danny on his birthday, let’s take a look at these heavenly musical comedies. Read More

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Digital Perusal Scripts Now Available!

Tams-Witmark proudly introduces Tams e-scripts, a brand-new digital script perusal tool for your mobile device. This user-friendly e-reader brings you a digital edition of every available title in our extensive collection. Convenient and easy to use, Tams e-scripts allows you to peruse the scripts of your choice — right from your smartphone or tablet. With simple navigation and clear legible text, Tams e-scripts will help you choose the musical that best suits your needs. Read More

NOW WHAT? A Teacher’s Guide to Directing Musical Theatre, Part 11: TECH WEEK

Yes, tech week can be long, exhausting, and frustrating. But it doesn’t have to be miserable! Here’s where all of the planning skills you’ve used throughout the process really come into play. There’s no way to know in advance what’s going to go wrong: a light is focused in the wrong place, the mic doesn’t work, and it takes twice as long to change the set between scenes. Your planning might not be able to prevent these things from happening, but at least you won’t be caught off guard. Read More

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