Is Having A Back-Up Plan Really So Bad?

Is Having A Back-Up Plan Really So Bad?

Some people highly discourage having a back-up plan because they feel that it will make the performer less passionate about their work. Others think that performers need a back-up plan to survive. These differing opinions can get confusing for a performer; you want to stay passionate, but you want to be responsible. So, what do you do?

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When To/Not to Change The Time Period of a Show

When To/Not to Change The Time Period of a Show

Lately, it’s become a theme to change the time-period and/or setting of a popular play/musical. For example, I once saw a post-apocalyptic version of Leonard Bernstein’s Peter Pan, and believe it or not it worked! I personally enjoy seeing popular shows re-imagined, but I believe that there is a time and place to make that dramatic decision.

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How to Select a Good Season

How to Select a Good Season

Whether you’re a big commercial theatre company, regional theater, community theater, conservatory, or high school, picking a season should never be random and thoughtless. The shows an organization produce are integral to how it's perceived by potential theater-goers. When choosing a season, it’s important to keep the actors and director in mind, as well as the type of theater-goers you’re trying to attract.

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Making Golden Age Shows for a Modern Audience

Making Golden Age Shows for a Modern Audience

When the average person thinks about musicals, they often think about musicals from the golden age, like ​Guys and Dolls​, ​Oklahoma​, ​My Fair Lady​, or South Pacific to name a few. These musicals have maintained their popularity among musical theatre lovers and occasional theatre goers alike: they’re nostalgic, safe, and predictable. However, in today’s world, safe and predictable can also be exclusive and out of touch. 

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