This resource will assist you to make every performance a fun-filled experience that will energize your studentsand spotlight their talents. This all-in-one guide contains charts, sample letters, and standard forms to help expedite the audition process, stage and block your production, and engage parent volunteers. Designed to save you time and energy, you'll find valuable techniques and a wealth of knowledge including a history of musical theater, memorization, resources for costumes and props, and much more! Each chapter is followed with powerful ideas and inspiring suggestions from music teachers across the country. The tried and tested stage and classroom tips will help you to plan, organize, and deliver quality productions that will be a pleasure to prepare and a joy to present. Chapters include
- Musical Theater Criteria for Selecting a Musical
- Planning Your Production
- Student Auditions
- Student Training and Preparation
- Parent and Community Support
- Transforming the Ordinary Into the Extraordinary!