Junior Broadway: How to Produce Musicals with Children 9 to 13, 2d ed.

Junior Broadway: How to Produce Musicals with Children 9 to 13, 2d ed.

By: Beverly B. Ross (author), Jean P. Durgin (author)Paperback

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Description

In 1983, the authors provided, ""in spunky detail"" (Booklist/RBB), a step-by-step guide to producing musicals with middle school students that was ""infused with common sense and high energy"" (VOYA). Now they bring their increased experience and knowledge to this completely revised and fully updated version of their ""highly recommended"" (Library Journal) work. Voice, music, choreography, costumes, make-up, scenery, lighting, props, sound effects, backstage management--all phases of producing a major musical play with children as actors and stage crew are covered here, as well as the program, souvenirs, and photographs, not to mention handling pre-show jitters and throwing the after-the-show party. The techniques are tailored to children's abilities and needs (e.g., what to do with the ""love scene"").

About Author

The late Beverly B. Ross, taught fifth grade in Vienna, Virginia. Artist and editor Jean P. Durgin lives in Vienna, Virginia.

Contents

Table of Contents Preface to the Second Edition 1 1. A Broadway Musical: Why, Who and How? 3 Hidden Benefits 6 The Classroom Teacher's Advantage 7 Co-directing with Another Teacher 8 Parent and Community Helpers 10 The Show Goes On 11 2. Choosing and Adapting a Script 15 What Makes a Script Suitable? 15 Script Sources 18 The Importance of Minor Roles 19 3. Finances and Organization 22 Where Does the Money Come From? 22 The Parents' Meeting 25 Presenting the Script 30 Seeing a Professional Show 32 Audition Announcement 32 4. Auditions and Casting 41 Audition Judges 42 Audition Day 43 Casting the Play 44 Announcing the Cast 48 5. Rehearsals 51 Rehearsal Location 52 Staging 53 The Prompter 54 Keeping the Fun in Rehearsal 55 Dress Rehearsal 59 6. Directing 62 Blocking Out the Action 62 "Slow and Loud" 63 Eye Contact 64 Directing for Success 64 The Love Scene 67 Technical Help 70 Creative Problem Solving 71 7. Music 73 Musical Director 74 Tips for the Accompanist 75 Voice Coach 76 Tips for the Voice Coach 76 Lesson 1: Getting Acquainted 76 Lesson 2: Diction and Breathing 79 Lesson 3: Volume and Range 81 Voice Lesson Tape 82 Gestures and Staging 84 Musical Ups and Downs 85 No Voice Coach 86 8. Dance, Finale and Encore 89 Choreographing the Dance 89 Dance Patterns 92 Teaching Children to Dance 93 Sample Dance 101 Finale and Encore 103 9. Costumes and Makeup 106 Costume Coordinator 107 Keeping Costs Down 108 Hats 113 Specialty Accessories 115 Hoop Skirts and Petticoats 117 Color Can Do Wonders 117 The Quick Change 120 Costume Committee 122 Non-English Speaking Parents 123 Makeup 124 Specialty Makeup 126 Makeup Stations 127 10. Scenery 130 Scenery for Kids 131 Designing the Scenery 132 Backdrop 134 Drawing the Backdrop 136 The Flat 140 Choosing Colors 143 Scenery Painting Day 145 Feet-in-Concrete Trick 150 Mini?ats 150 Trains 151 11. Backstage Dynamics 155 Stage Manager 155 Tips for the Stage Manager 158 Stage Crew 159 Props 161 Sound Effects 167 Lights 168 12. Programs and Photographs 171 Programs 171 Photographs of the Show 175 Videotapes 178 13. The Performance 179 Preshow Jitters 180 The Pep Talk 183 Adjusting to a Larger Stage 183 Reserved Seats 186 Crazy Cue Cards 186 "Break a Leg" 187 Cast Party 190 Some Good Things Never End 191 14 On Tour 195 Advance Party 195 Kids on the Road 197 Community Encores 198 The International Children's Festival 198 15 Checklist and Re?ections 203 Countdown Checklist 203 What Have the Children Gained? 208 What Have You Gained? 209 Index 210

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780786467044
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 223
  • ID: 9780786467044
  • ISBN10: 0786467045

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