Whether you are a veteran director of children's musicals or a novice, you will turn to this easy-to-use resource again and again! Like John Jacobson's popular "Riser Choreography", this practical guide will lead you and your students into the wonderful world of "putting on a show." Even if your stage is really just the gym floor, you'll discover how to make the most of your performance through dozens of helpful photos and John's clever step-by-step approach.
See the techniques come alive on the video with John and a group of 6th graders as they learn how to project their lines and communicate with the audience in several scenes and excerpts of musicals.
Topics include basic stage terminology, blocking, stage projection, moving on stage, the use of microphones, developing and practicing self confidence, learning how to rehearse, helping the "background performers" feel special, tips on sound systems and accompaniment tapes, and many more to help give your performance that professional look.