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Producing Musicals : A Practical Guide - GARDYNE JOHN

Producing Musicals

A Practical Guide

Paperback Published: 6th May 2003
ISBN: 9781861266279
Number Of Pages: 224

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Producing Musicals is a step-by-step guide through the exciting process of producing a show for the stage, from the earliest planning to the last performance. The principles and procedures described can be applied to shows of any size and complexity, from one-off cabaret entertainments to large-scale multi-media extravaganzas. The key roles of the producer, director, creative team and staging departments ? Tips on researching and realizing your production effectively ? Analysis of the different requirements of plays and musicals ? Suggested approaches for producing, directing, designing and casting shows ? Breakdown of the rehearsal process with suggestions for working with amateurs, students and professionals ? Analysis of moving a production from the rehearsal room into the theatre, and getting the curtain up on time AUTHOR: John Gardyne is a director, writer and producer with twenty years? experience. He has produced and directed shows in the West End. He is an award-winning playwright, and has worked as a librettist and lyricist with many leading composers. He regularly teaches and directs at drama schools and music colleges in the UK and abroad. 137 b/w photos

Introductionp. 7
The Producerp. 10
Choosing a Showp. 21
The Creative Teamp. 35
Drafting the Budgetp. 48
Set and Costume Designp. 63
Castingp. 84
Rehearsals: Getting Startedp. 96
Selling the Showp. 110
Rehearsals: Doing the Workp. 121
Rehearsals: Keeping Trackp. 140
Lighting and Sound Designp. 146
Production Weekp. 168
The First Night and Beyondp. 189
Glossary of Termsp. 210
Further Readingp. 218
Indexp. 220
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ISBN: 9781861266279
ISBN-10: 1861266278
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 6th May 2003
Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.5  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.53