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How Theater Managers Manage / Edition 1

How Theater Managers Manage / Edition 1

by Tess Collins, Theresa Collins


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ISBN-13: 9780810846838
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 06/05/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 5.88(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

Tess Collins has worked for the Shorenstein-Hays Nederlander Organization in theater management for more than 25 years. She managed the Golden Gate, Orpheum, and Curran Theaters in San Francisco.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Acknowledgments Part 2 Introduction Part 3 Part I: Theater: The Way It Was, the Way It Is, and the Way It Is Becoming Chapter 4 1 Theater and Theater Managers Chapter 5 2 The Cast of Characters Chapter 6 3 The Show Must Go On Chapter 7 4 Front-of-House: It's Not a Dress Rehearsal Chapter 8 5 The Theater Building: You Work for a Theater but I Work for a Theatre Chapter 9 6 Unions Chapter 10 7 Customers and Employees, or Yelling at the Usher Always Improves the Sound Part 11 Part II: Financial Concerns Chapter 12 8 Budgeting Theater Cost for an Engagement Chapter 13 9 Gross Potentials and Ticket Prices Chapter 14 10 Show Contracts Chapter 15 11 Box Office Chapter 16 12 Settlements Part 17 Part III: Career Development Chapter 18 13 The Drama Offstage Chapter 19 14 Management and Imagination Chapter 20 15 Managerial Imagination Chapter 21 16 Creating and Thinking Chapter 22 17 Industry Interviews Chapter 23 18 Manager Topics: In Our Own Words Part 24 Concluding Thoughts Part 25 Appendix A: Specs Package: Advance Information and Backstage Information Part 26 Appendix B: Emergency and Security Procedures Part 27 Appendix C: Building Forms Part 28 Appendix D: Show and Performance Forms Part 29 Appendix E: Sample Budget Part 30 Works Cited Part 31 Index Part 32 About the Author

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