The Complete Idiot's Guide
To Amateur Theatricals
By John Kenrick
you're planning to produce a play or musical on the non-professional
level, you should definitely check out John Kenrick's The Complete
Idiot's Guide to Amateur Theatricals. Kenrick thoroughly covers such
topics as "Great Shows for Beginners," "Facilities,"
"Financial Realities," "Auditions and Casting,"
"Basic Stagecraft," and "Selecting Production Staff"
in a highly informative, entertaining way."
- Michael Portantiere, Theatremania.com
So you want to put on a show? In this book, theatre lovers, drama teachers and community groups can learn about picking the right show, licensing, casting, and budgeting; organizing a production schedule; costumes, makeup, staging, lighting, music, tickets, fundraising, programs, cast parties . . . and more!
- Complete with an extensive resource section & glossary
- Illustrated with helpful plans, charts and photos from actual productions
Special Web Feature:
How three creative people have kept amateur theatre alive and thriving in their communities despite a variety of challenges:
- Carolyn Miller - Founding a new kind of theatre company
- Curt Ebersole - Surviving staff changes & financial hurdles
- Louise Guinther - Keeping a long-running company fresh
Have a question about the book? Please e-mail me and he will get back to you.