Productions

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September 17, 2018

Great Truths: Five Lessons We Learned Producing Tuck Everlasting

Hale Centre Theatre is Utah’s leading professional family theater. HCT was thrilled to be given the opportunity to invigorate Tuck Everlasting with spectacular set designs, charming period costuming, and strong performances on its new Sorenson Legacy Jewel Box stage.
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September 6, 2018

How Heathers: High School Edition is helping difficult discourse on teen issues in Johnson County, Kansas (and how it can help you, too).

As students and the local community of Johnson County, Kansas struggled to confront issues of teen suicide, violence and bullying, a local high school ignited the conversation with Heathers – The Musical: High School Edition.
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August 22, 2018

Debunking the Myth – Why Rock of Ages CAN work for your group.

Are you interested in a more modern musical with a rock feel, but have several hesitations that prevent you from considering this option?
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August 22, 2018

Getting Away With Murder in Newfoundland

Why produce Chicago: High School Edition? As an educator, I am always looking for growth opportunities for my students.
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August 15, 2018

My Life Is More Than The Eight Years I Fight: A Perspective on My Experience Playing Quang in The Unicorn Theatre’s Production Vietgone

QUANG. Why you so serious? PLAYWRIGHT. Because, Dad, I’m trying to do something important here. Something about you, about Mom, about Vietnam. In the for…
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July 30, 2018

The Five Things I Learned from Producing and Directing The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers

In 2016, I took over as the producing director/CEO of the Cumberland County Playhouse from longtime producing director Jim Crabtree. Jim’s parents, Paul and Mar…
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July 19, 2018

Putting the High School Voice in the High School Story

Who could forget the iconic lines of the movie Heathers? In 1988, the movie premiered to surprisingly giant audiences nationwide and garnered a cult following f…
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July 19, 2018

I Wanna Rock!

Since the beginning of my teaching career, I have always been on the search for the perfect musical that fits my students, my music director, and the community….
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July 9, 2018

Here’s What Happens When You Fall In Love With Tuck Everlasting

Not for nothing, I jumped for joy the day I learned Tuck Everlasting was going to be the next musical my students and I got to work on.
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June 11, 2018

The Endearing Relevance of Tuck Everlasting

Finding titles that resonate with high school-aged actors can be an arduous prospect.
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May 23, 2018

The Dynamics of Character in Joshua Harmon’s Work

Producer Jeremy Wechsler discusses the significance of Joshua Harmon’s recent work, Significant Other. 
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May 18, 2018

Here I Go Again: Why the Eighties is Better the Second Time Around (Or Why YOU Should Produce Rock of Ages: Middle School Edition)

Stacey Boone and Melissa Leftwich are Theatre Arts and Art teachers at Jay M. Robinson Middle School in Charlotte, North Carolina. Having completed performances of Rock of Ages: Middle School Edition last year, they share tips and some of their favorite moments of the show!
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May 11, 2018

Telling the Story Through Set Design: A Look into Tuck Everlasting at Hale Centre Theatre

Having recently opened a new, world-class Mountain America Performing Arts Centre in Sandy, Utah, Hale Centre Theatre has invigorated Tuck Everlasting with spectacular set designs, charming period costuming, and strong performances.
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April 17, 2018

Producing VIETGONE: 5 Perspectives from San Diego Rep

VIETGONE was an inspiring reflection of The REP’s mission, and a story for the ages.
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March 28, 2018

From the Perspective of a Female Fight Captain

Fight captain for SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, Helena Whittaker talks about her experience with the show, being a woman in a vastly male-dominated field, and why her position in theatre is so important.
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March 22, 2018

From the Artistic Director: Rancho Viejo

“The audience should feel like they’re watching something pretty naturalistic—and it is—it really is…isn’t it?”
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March 15, 2018

Community Activism and 26 Pebbles

Director Coryn Carson, who staged a production of 26 Pebbles in Orlando, Florida in 2017, offers suggestions for engaging your community when presenting this and other challenging works of documentary theatre.
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March 5, 2018

Ingrid Michaelson, Will Chase, Megan Amram, and More Set for Heathers Concert

For one night only!
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February 28, 2018

The Journey of O BEAUTIFUL

Read more to find out about Ted Curry’s experience with Theresa Rebeck’s O BEAUTIFUL and why it is an important story to tell.
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February 26, 2018

From the Artistic Director: For Peter Pan

“It is for the older folk to see the symbolism and philosophy that lies behind [Peter Pan], the pathos of Peter, the utter sadness of the Never, Never Land.”
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February 21, 2018

A Whopping Good Time: Ken Ludwig on bringing the Robin Hood legend to life at The Old Globe.

The Old Globe’s Literary Manager and Dramaturg, Danielle Mages Amato, chats with playwright Ken Ludwig about the many different versions of Robin Hood, his love for this mythic hero, and bringing the story to life on stage.
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February 14, 2018

Tomorrow in the Battle: Think on Me

Tomorrow in the Battle beautifully highlights society’s struggle to find harmony between how isolated we seem to feel and society becoming increasingly interconnected. Read more about Allison Threadgold’s experience with the show.
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February 1, 2018

Searing the Consciousness of America: A Look Into FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3)

Communications director of Intrepid Theatre Company Tiffany Tang discusses a production of FATHER COMES HOME COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3) and how they created an environment where dialogue could be developed, encouraged, and introduced in a safe way.
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January 19, 2018

Love and Information at Aquinas College

There is no single paramount challenge to leading a one-person collegiate theatre department. 
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December 15, 2017

Love Above All — A Tribute to Viola de Lesseps

Jamie Boller’s account of the journey from page to stage in her work playing the fierce heroine Viola de Lesseps in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE.
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December 12, 2017

A Journey of Self-Empowerment: Heathers at Drew University

Read about Becca Schlossberg, a Samuel French licensing representative & playwright based in Brooklyn, and her experience of seeing Heathers The Musical at Drew University.
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November 30, 2017

Bringing Comedy to the Epic

Read more about Patrick Barlow’s Ben Hur and its production at the Tricycle Theatre in the UK from Jennifer Bakst.
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November 10, 2017

Surviving by The Skin of Our Teeth

Artistic Associate of Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, Nick Sandys, discusses the series of events that oddly aligned with a production of The Skin of Our Teeth and reminds us of the wisdom of Thornton Wilder.
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November 9, 2017

Every Good and Excellent Thing Lives on the Razor Edge of Danger

In this reprint from Wilder Moments, director, Dámaso Rodriguez, discusses how he encountered The Skin of Our Teeth and the challenges & surprises of wanting to direct it.
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November 2, 2017

Cardboard Piano at Park Square Theatre

A play set a world away has themes that ring true to audiences in Saint Paul Minnesota where Park Square theatre works towards their mission of serving broader audiences with a variety of different viewpoints.
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October 31, 2017

Producing 26 Pebbles at The Human Race

President and Artistic Director of The Human Race Company, Kevin Moore, discusses their production of 26 PEBBLES by Eric Ulloa.
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October 11, 2017

K-Lud, or The Story of Ken Ludwig’s MIDSUMMER/JERSEY

Learn about the experience of creating a show with Ken Ludwig at Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax, Virginia. This article is part of our Samuel French Awards Series honoring several playwrights, including Ken Ludwig.
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