Perfect Stage Crew: The Compleat Technical Guide for High School, College and Community Theater

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Here is an indispensable, nuts-and-bolts guide to putting on a stunning, low-budget show in less than 40 days! The Perfect Stage Crew explains the pitfalls to avoid and provides solutions to the most common as well as most complex stage performance problems. Readers without Broadway-size budgets and resources will learn the low-cost, low-tech approaches to painting scenery, building sets, hanging lights, setting cues, and operating sound. They?ll also find crucial guidance for generating publicity, ...

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Overview

Here is an indispensable, nuts-and-bolts guide to putting on a stunning, low-budget show in less than 40 days! The Perfect Stage Crew explains the pitfalls to avoid and provides solutions to the most common as well as most complex stage performance problems. Readers without Broadway-size budgets and resources will learn the low-cost, low-tech approaches to painting scenery, building sets, hanging lights, setting cues, and operating sound. They’ll also find crucial guidance for generating publicity, preparing tickets, technical rehearsals, and more. • Written in a clear, direct, and jargon-free style • Features 45 lively anecdotes from the author’s own experience working in virtually every backstage capacity

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581153156
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/28/2003
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 222,668
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.10 (d)

Meet the Author

During the past 25 years, John Kaluta has served as a technical director, museum artist, carpenter, lighting and set designer, and even a rock tour roadie. A public high school teacher, he lives in Beltsville, MD.
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Table of Contents

Preface: It's All About the Show vii
Cue 1 Ready 1
Cue 2 Get Set 15
Cue 3 Go. Scene Painting Workshop 39
Cue 4 Go. Build the Thing Already 59
Cue 5 Go. Fix the Lights 91
Cue 6 Go. Fix the Sound 117
Cue 7 Go. Publicity 137
Cue 8 Go. Rehearsals, and Life 145
Cue 9 Go. Working Backstage 155
Cue 10 Go. Patching the Lights 165
Cue 11 Go. More on Sound 193
Cue 12 Go. Setting Cues 199
Cue 13 Go. The Week Before the Show 209
Cue 14 Go. Curtain Up 213
Cue 15 Go Home, the Show's Over 221
Acknowledgments 227
Appendixes 231
Index 236
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2012

    Good Reference Book for Small Theater Crews

    Purchased this book along with "Technical Theater for Nontechnical People" and have found that they compliment each other well. Work as a volunteer technician in church and found the informtion helpful.

    While the book covers the tech side very well, it also provides insight into the other folks that are part of the production. I like that aspect.

    Overall, I was very satisfied with this purchase.

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