New Musical BULLY NO MORE! Available for Licensing

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, and Tams-Witmark is happy to announce that the new musical BULLY NO MORE! is now available for licensing. A charming musical allegory, BULLY NO MORE! explores the repercussions of bullying and celebrates the power of individuals to band together and stand up for what is right. With colorful animal characters and lively songs, the show empowers and inspires its audience to look out for one another, treat each other with kindness and respect, and “Hold On To Hope” in an imperfect world. Read More

NOW WHAT? A Teacher’s Guide to Directing Musical Theatre, Part 13: YOU DID IT!

Congratulations! You’ve opened your musical! Enjoy the production and celebrate with your cast and crew. And then, get back to work! Here are some pointers for wrapping up your show and preparing for the next one. Backstage: Remind actors to hang up their costumes after each show and return their props to the proper location! Make sure that backstage areas are clean, trash receptacles are emptied, and restroom facilities are well-stocked. 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

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

NOW WHAT? A Teacher’s Guide to Directing Musical Theatre, Part 10: TROUBLESHOOTING

No one ever WANTS anything to go wrong; however, there are bound to be hurdles and challenges along the way. It’s easy to tell you to maintain a positive outlook, keep a calm demeanor, and treat everyone with civility and respect. It’s hard to maintain those qualities while you’re in the middle of it! Here are some common challenges, and some suggestions for ways to approach them. Read More

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