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Theater Managemenr Handbook: From Box Office to Payroll, Proven Plans and Strategies for Running a Successful Production
     

Theater Managemenr Handbook: From Box Office to Payroll, Proven Plans and Strategies for Running a Successful Production

by Mary Jo Ford, Richard E. Schneider
 

Before the curtain rises, careful planning, budgeting and scheduling must be overseen--making even the smallest production potentially complicated. This one-of-a-kind guide simplifies this complex task, giving theater operators, managers and bookkeepers a solid working knowledge of the fiscal, promotional and administrative operations that are crucial to getting a

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Before the curtain rises, careful planning, budgeting and scheduling must be overseen--making even the smallest production potentially complicated. This one-of-a-kind guide simplifies this complex task, giving theater operators, managers and bookkeepers a solid working knowledge of the fiscal, promotional and administrative operations that are crucial to getting a production mounted.

From operating statements and fire safety to advertising and running the box office, this guide helps managers to organize their productions and keep their numbers straight by offering dozens of templates, charts and contracts that can be customized to suit their needs. Best of all, every form and system included has been used successfully in a real operating theater, ensuring readers this advice will work.

About the Authors:

Richard E. Schneider and Mary Jo Ford are highly experienced on all levels of theater management, overseeing the business side of several major theaters, including the Edison on Broadway and the Concert Hall at the John F. Kennedy Center, as well as community, semi-professional, amateur, college and high school productions. They have also managed successful Broadway tours, such as Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Jumpers. Both live in Herndon, Virginia.

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A guide for theater promoters, operators, managers, and bookkeepers, providing all the information needed to run an efficient production from start to finish. Details complete procedures for every aspect of theater management, including the box office, visiting attractions, safety, and payroll, and includes dozens of forms, charts, formulas, and contracts. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558706200
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.51(d)

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