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The Perfect Stage Crew: The Complete Technical Guide for High School, College, and Community Theater

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Here is an indispensable, nuts-and-bolts guide to putting on a stunning, low-budget show in less than 40 days! The Perfect Stage Crew explains the pitfalls to avoid and provides solutions to the most common as well as most complex stage performance problems. Readers without Broadway-size budgets and resources will learn the low-cost, low-tech approaches to painting scenery, building sets, hanging lights, setting cues, and operating sound. Theyll also find crucial guidance for generating publicity, preparing tickets, technical rehearsals, and more. • Written in a clear, direct, and jargon-free style • Features 45 lively anecdotes from the authors own experience working in virtually every backstage capacity

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Kaluta, a public high school teacher who has overseen school and community theater productions, shows how to produce quality shows with a small budget and limited technical resources, offering solutions to the most common and complex stage and crew problems. Useful for middle and high school, college, and community theaters, the guide gives practical directions for everything from stocking and organizing backstage supplies to promoting the show, operating and repairing sound equipment, painting scenery, and selling tickets.
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Synopsis:

Here is an indispensable, nuts-and-bolts guide to putting on a stunning, low-budget show in less than 40 days The Perfect Stage Crew explains the pitfalls to avoid and provides solutions to the most common as well as most complex stage performance problems. Readers without Broadway-size budgets and resources will learn the low-cost, low-tech approaches to painting scenery, building sets, hanging lights, setting cues, and operating sound. They'll also find crucial guidance for generating publicity, preparing tickets, technical rehearsals, and more.

- Written in a clear, direct, and jargon-free style

- Features 45 lively anecdotes from the author's own experience working in virtually every backstage capacity

Synopsis:

A nuts-and-bolts guide to putting on a show in less than 40 days.

About the Author

During the past 25 years, John Kaluta has served as a technical director, museum artist, carpenter, lighting and set designer, and even a rock tour roadie. A public high school teacher, he lives in Beltsville, MD.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781581153156
Author:
Kaluta, John
Publisher:
Allworth Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Theater - Stagecraft
Subject:
Theaters
Subject:
Stage management
Subject:
Theaters -- Stage-setting and scenery.
Subject:
Drama-Production General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
58
Publication Date:
20031131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
45 BandW Illustrations
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 6.1 in 10.96 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Here is an indispensable, nuts-and-bolts guide to putting on a stunning, low-budget show in less than 40 days The Perfect Stage Crew explains the pitfalls to avoid and provides solutions to the most common as well as most complex stage performance problems. Readers without Broadway-size budgets and resources will learn the low-cost, low-tech approaches to painting scenery, building sets, hanging lights, setting cues, and operating sound. They'll also find crucial guidance for generating publicity, preparing tickets, technical rehearsals, and more.

- Written in a clear, direct, and jargon-free style

- Features 45 lively anecdotes from the author's own experience working in virtually every backstage capacity

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