Suggested Production Timeline
by John Kenrick

 

TIME UNTIL OPENING NIGHT

GOALS

12 to 8 months
  • Create a budget
  • Select show & purchase rights
  • Reserve performance and rehearsal space
  • Handle any fundraising
3 months
  • Line-up a full production team
  • Have tickets printed
  • Confirm delivery date for scripts & scores
2 months
  • Announce show & hold auditions
  • Select musicians and all production teams
  • Initiate Publicity (press releases, etc.)
  • Begin program ad sales
  • Order raw supplies (fabric, lumber, paint, etc.)
8 weeks
  • Begin rehearsals
  • Begin design and construction of sets & costumes
3 weeks Make sure all cast is "off book" - no more scripts
2 weeks
  • Complete sets and costumes
  • Have costumes fittings
  • Run through Act I twice in one rehearsal
  • Run through Act II twice in one rehearsal
1 week
  • Hold Tech rehearsal
  • Hold preliminary dress rehearsals
2 days Final dress rehearsal
1 day Break Day
 
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