Gr 4-8-Intermediate readers are sure to enjoy these appealing titles. The texts provide historical background and the development of each type of performance. They explain technological advances, the roles of the many different people involved, and take readers through the paces of creating a production. Students learn that each art form requires creativity, commitment, determination, and stamina to meet grueling schedules. The final chapters recommend learning more through interning, volunteering, auditioning, and clubs. The simple, well-organized texts will appeal to reluctant readers. Numerous black-and-white and full-color photos appear throughout. Students interested in the arts are sure to find these books informative.-Susan Shaver, Hemingford Public Schools, NE Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.