Staging Musicals : An Essential Guide
Placing a firm emphasis on good organisation and careful planning, Matthew White guides the reader through the various stages and processes involved in putting on a musical theatre production: from choosing the right show and creating budgets and schedules, through holding auditions and taking rehearsals, culminating in the final run of performances and the after-show party. The book also explains how to deal successfully with everything from set, costume, and lighting design to ticket sales and publicity.
Drawing on his own extensive experience working as a director, actor, and writer in professional musical theatre, the author also talks to other key industry figures to explore how they contribute to the overall process of putting on a show.
Staging Musicals is the ultimate step-by-step guide for anyone planning a production, whether working with amateurs, students, or young professionals.
- Hardback | 240 pages
- 156 x 234 x 14.22mm | 517g
- 07 Feb 2019
- Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- METHUEN DRAMA
- London, United Kingdom
- 2nd edition
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03 Jan 2012
Table of contents
Foreword, by Cameron Mackintosh
1 Where does it all begin?
2 The creative team
3 Stage management and technical support
4 Budgets, schedules and publicity
5 Research and design
6 Casting the show
7 The first day of rehearsals
8 Rehearsals - creating a company
9 Rehearsals - songs, scenes, choreography and staging
10 Rehearsals - stage management responsibilities
11 From the rehearsal room to the stage
12 The first night and beyond
13 The Musical as a distinct genre
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