Alice in Wonderland: Going Beyond the Script

Going Beyond the Script Alice in Wonderland Backdrops and Scenery Perspectives written by: Melanie Simmons Lewis Carroll’s classic story of Alice and her reality-warping journey down the rabbit hole is a childhood mainstay. Nearly everyone is familiar with the Cheshire Cat, the Queen of Hearts, and the eponymous Alice herself. Carroll’s story has been frequently re-imagined…

The Most Popular Musicals and Plays for Younger Theatrical Groups

The Most Popular Musicals and Plays for Younger Theatrical Groups Every year, the Educational Theatre Association polls Directors from schools nationwide. One of the facts that they share from their research is which productions were the most popular over the previous year. This can help you as you plan your next show. It’s truly a great tool…

Choice Musical Theatre Productions for Young Casts and Audiences

Choice Musical Theatre Productions for Young Casts and Audiences Many Directors who work with young casts, or whose audiences are mostly school-aged, find themselves wondering which script is “right” for their next production. In many cases, the best decision for these groups is a Theatre for Young Audiences, or TYA, production. Often times, Directors can find the…

Injecting Your Vision Into THE WIZARD OF OZ With Set Design

Injecting Your Vision Into THE WIZARD OF OZ With Set Design THE WIZARD OF OZ is one of the most popular productions in all of musical theatre.  It is a timeless story that audiences of all ages know and love. Directors have access to four – yes, four – different scripts. This allows them to share this…

Fairy Tale Themes for the Modern Era

Fairy Tale Themes for the Modern Era When Hollywood and the theatrical community get together, whether on stage or the silver screen, the results are usually fantastic. In recent years, it seems as if stories based on fairy tale and fantasy themes are at the top of the list for such collaborations. Historically, when thinking…

Five of Our Favorite Shows for Young Actors

Five of Our Favorite Shows for Young Actors When working with younger actors, selecting the right show can be tricky. You have to find a production that younger minds can learn and perform, but that still keeps their interest. Furthermore, you want a script that appeals to audiences as well. Fortunately, there are definitely shows…