Filled with detailed explanations, captivating illustrations, and entertaining trivia, this clearly written, lively, and uniquely designed book offers a comprehensive introduction to the world of the theater from the box office to backstage, and beyond. Readers enter via the front door, where the people and activities of the "front of house" can be examined. And then it's on to the behind-the-scenes magic of the "back of house" is revealed.
Using the successful array of Disney's shows as examples, readers encounter the people, places, occupations, and equipment of the theater world, and have the opportunity to investigate them all. From the box office and the usher staff to the dressing rooms and the backstage doorman, the reader may wander at will within this one-of-a-kind world, discovering the wonders of theater all along the way.
About the Author
Thomas Schumacher is president and producer of Disney Theatrical Group, where he oversees the development, creation, and execution of all Disney live entertainment around the globe, including Broadway, touring, and licensed productions. His Broadway, West End, touring, and international production credits include Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida, Tarzan, Mary Poppins, The Little Mermaid, Newsies, Aladdin, and Frozen, along with several new projects currently in development.