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Let's Put on a Show: Theatre Production for Novices
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Let's Put on a Show: Theatre Production for Novices

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by Stewart Lane
 

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Let�s Put On a Show! is a one-stop, reader-friendly handbook for anyone producing a play or musical. Renowned Broadway producer and three-time Tony Award-winner Stewart Lane guides you through the entire process from idea to ovation, with ways to keep everyone involved working together and solutions to those little - and not so little - problems that occur in

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Let�s Put On a Show! is a one-stop, reader-friendly handbook for anyone producing a play or musical. Renowned Broadway producer and three-time Tony Award-winner Stewart Lane guides you through the entire process from idea to ovation, with ways to keep everyone involved working together and solutions to those little - and not so little - problems that occur in every show.

Let�s Put On a Show! gives novice and first-time theatre producers at all levels, but especially in community and regional theatre, a Broadway insider�s advice for successfully staging a performance - even when you don�t have a big Broadway budget. Lane offers how-tos on the fundamentals of every aspect of production, including:
-selecting a show
-finding a theatre space
-putting together your creative team
-holding auditions and making casting decisions
-scheduling rehearsals
-promoting the show
-handling all of the basic elements of bringing a production from the page to the stage.

Best yet, because in nonprofit and educational settings the producer often doubles as director, Lane also banks on his regional-theatre directorial experience to weave in thoughts from the director�s perspective throughout the book. He even provides tips for playwrights and suggestions for dealing with reviews - in short, from every perspective important to a good performance. Packed with information that�s not just useful but crucial to your production�s success and sprinkled throughout with entertaining and encouraging stories from Lane�s own Broadway experience, Let�s Put On a Show! will be the helper you�ll turn to time and again as you make your next show your best one.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780325009810
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
04/12/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.36(d)

Meet the Author

A three-time Tony Award - winning producer, Stewart F. Lane's credits include more than twenty Broadway shows and numerous others in London, Ireland, and the U.S. He won Tonys for Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Will Rogers Follies, and La Cage aux Folles, and he has received five other nominations as well. In addition to producing, he is the co-owner and operator of the Palace Theater in New York City, and he has also written two plays that were produced off-Broadway and regionally: In the Wings and If It Was Easy. He has also served for eleven years on the Board of Governors of the League of American Theatres and Producers. Stewart lives in New York City with his wife Bonnie and five children, Eliana, Harlyn, Leah, Leonard, and Franklin. Visit his website, MrBroadway.com.

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Let's Put on a Show: Theatre Production for Novices 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is very informative and a great resource for anyone looking for more information on how the theater industry works. You don't realize how much work goes into a show until you read something like this! I recommend "Let's Put on a Show" to anyone who wants to produce their first play or even to those who are just interested in how theater gets made.