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July 26, 2011
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anyone have a lighting cue synopsis for Annie?
I'm trying to make it easy for the new guy...
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July 25, 2011
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Building Avenue Q puppets
Has anyone thought of building their own puppets? What did you use for plans.
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July 21, 2011
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A Part of us
Currently doing a production of OOTI jr. It seems to me that the emotional weight of the song A Part of Us has been substantially lessened by the cuts from the original score, and it makes the staging less able to show it as well (The passing of Timoune amongst the gods in the original is kind of glossed over) Any suggestions as to how effectively stage the song and maintain the emotional as the jr show is written? ( The original song brings a lump to my throught every time I hear it!)
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July 11, 2011
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Urinetown with High School Students?
Is this show doable with High school students?
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Singing in the Rain- Rain Coats
We are looking for yellow rain slickers for the finale of Singin' in the Rain. We are having the hardest time finding them! We are on a strict budget and are trying to find them to fit children and adults for as cheap as possible. Please help! Does anyone have any ideas?
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June 13, 2011
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Fog in Beauty and the Beast
Any suggestions on good fog machines to use for Beauty and the Beast? Thanks!
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June 05, 2011
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Beauty and Beast Jr. for UNchanged voice?
Hoping to do Beauty and Beast JR. w/grades 5 and 6. Anyone have suggestions for adapting vocals for unchanged male voice since the male ranges of the junior shows tend to be too low for unchanged voices (and singing up the octave sounds too high!). Should I use transpose or adapt the melodies? Don't have my scores yet so not sure what to expect.
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Appropriate audience for Pirates of Penzance Jr?
Our youth theatre group is considering Pirates of Penzance Jr. for our next season. I've been watching the movie and listening to the music and trying to figure out if it will work for us. We are heavily dependent on our school sales to support the company's productions, and I'm trying to imagine our grade school students coming to see this, and struggling a bit. I LOVE this musical - I think it's terrific; but I'm uncertain how young audiences will react. I have sent off for the perusal package to hear it and get a better sense, but would be grateful for feedback. We just did Peter Pan and had kindergarteners and grade 1 students flocking to our doors - who am I really targeting at our schools if we take this on? Is it going to work with the younger grades, and if so, do I need to make a package for them to prepare for it? I'd be grateful to hear of others' experiences.
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May 23, 2011
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Puppet Rentals
I cannot wait to bring this show to my theater, but am looking for options ( beyond socks) for puppets. What are people doing for puppets and where are you getting them?
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May 11, 2011
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Aida with a mostly white cast?
I am interested in doing Aida this year as I love the music and the story, however, our school and, even more, our theatre program is pretty much completely white.Has anyone done, or seen, Aida done with a primarily white cast? Does the story lose the impact?I am interested in hearing all of your thoughts.
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