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August 15, 2009
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Related shows or resources: Ragtime (Version 1)
Ragtime: synth programming?
Ragtime materials include 2 alternate keyboard books, to be used with a module supposedly available (separately) from Music Arts Technologies. Each of the two books we got gives a different address and contact info for this company, and neither seems to be any good.Does anybody know anything about this company, or any other available preprogrammed modules, or effective programming, for Ragtime?
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July 07, 2009
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Related shows or resources: Urinetown
Urinetown at your school?
I teach at an independent K-12 school. Our annual musical is performed by the high school but often school families will attend. I have a question for people who have done 'Urinetown'. Did you have to talk your administrators into doing the show? If so, how did you do it? How did you get them beyond the title? What was their and the school community's response to the show? Any accolades you would care to share with me?I've made a very strong case for the show, and one person is reading it. I am curious if other people have had the same problem.
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June 27, 2009
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Related shows or resources: Godspell 2012
Godspell
My group is doing Godspell in October. This time I decided to go out for the show and made the main cast, so as a person who normally does the lights, video work, special effects and helps develop sets, I'm trying to get alot of things done early since I will have songs and a script to learn. So with that I have a question that is a little more on the tech and special effects side of things.For the beginning of show I want to create what looks like something crashing into the back of the stage, we have a huge screen that comes down behind the stage. Well, at impact, not only do I want the video to have the effect of smoke, which is not an issue, but I want a good size puff of smoke to come off the back of the stage and maybe a few pieces of paper to look like it damaged something, just for effect. As a group we have 2 smoke machines, but they don't throw smoke fast enough to create this effect and make it look right. We don't have a whole lot of room to work with, the stage is only 16' by 16' and don't want to spend a fortune on something. We also couldn't really use pirotechnics, too close to the audience and during Halloween, while doing a Haunted theatre, in this theatre, our smoke machines set the fire alarm off. I am open to any ideas, whether it just be ideas that you thought of or already proven ideas that you may have done once before.Thanks for all the help.
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April 14, 2009
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Related shows or resources: Bugsy Malone
Bugsy Malone
Hi! Has anyone compared these two scripts side by side? Other than length, what are the differences in them?
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April 12, 2009
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Related shows or resources: Sweeney Todd School Edition
Sweeney Todd: School Edition
Is Sweeney Todd: School Edition doable in a high school setting? I've heard a lot of debate on this topic. What do you think? I'd love to do Sweeney Todd as our 2010 musical!
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April 10, 2009
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Related shows or resources: Tick, Tick... Boom!
Tick, Tick...Boom!
We are a community theatre contemplating the production of Tick, Tick...Boom!, by Jonathan Larson. Has anyone out there already produced it, or has seen it that might be able to tell me what the sets looked like in detail. The performance space we use is somewhat limited, not to mention after each weedend performance we would have to strike the set and put it back up after the sunday church services are through.(the church also uses the space) Please help! Thanks. Peter
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February 10, 2009
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Related shows or resources: Seussical JR.
Seussical Jr.
Costume ideas? Teeny tiny budget. Help!
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January 22, 2009
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Related shows or resources: Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR.
perusal question
Is there much difference between Willy Wonka Jr and the kids version? Is Willly Wonka much different from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?
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