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

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

TAMS REHEARSAL AID — Custom Text

Tams Rehearsal Aid is a powerful piece of software designed to help you rehearse your show. It is easy to use, and most customers don’t need to use any of its advanced features. There are times, though, when you wish you could write a little reminder in the score, like “Follow the singer!” or “Wait … Read More

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