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The Perfect Stage Crew, 2nd Edition

The Perfect Stage Crew, 2nd Edition
Your Price: $26.50 CDN
Author: John Kaluta
Publisher: Allworth Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 272
Pub. Date: 2016
Edition: 2nd
ISBN-10: 1621535207
ISBN-13: 9781621535201

About the Book:

Here is a must-have book for anyone producing a stage show without a Broadway-sized budget. Written by a technical theatre veteran, The Perfect Stage Crew explains the pitfalls to avoid and provides solutions to the most common — and the most complex — stage performance problems, even for theatres with a lack of resources. An invaluable guide for middle and high school theatres, college theatres, and community theatres, The Perfect Stage Crew teaches you how to:

• Stock, organize, and store the essential backstage supplies
• Conceptualize, design, and build sets
• Manage a stage crew effectively
• Paint scenery and backdrops
• Test, design, and hang lighting
• Operate and repair sound equipment
• Set cues
• Promote your show

This expanded second edition covers up-to-date technology, including for use with recording, sound, and lighting. Chapters also cover such crucial topics as running technical rehearsals, gathering props, and creating and selling tickets. Theatre groups that need to learn the nuts and bolts of putting a show together will discover how to turn backstage workers into The Perfect Stage Crew.

About the Author:

John Kaluta has years of experience as a public high school teacher and knows the nuts and bolts of putting on a great show. He has overseen dozens of school and community theatre productions. For more than twenty-five years he has served as a technical director, museum artist, television studio equipment installer, pyrotechnics operator, lighting designer, set designer and rock tour “roadie.” He currently lives in Beltsville, Maryland.