The TheaterMakers Studio Blog
It’s that time of year again (HOW? We have no idea.) And that means it’s time for our Annual Holiday Gift Guide for TheaterMakers!
We eagerly look forward to this list every year, since it’s chock-full of all the theatermakin’ goodies your heart desires! Treat...
Written By Melvin Tunstall III
Q: What are the elements you think every writing team should have to present their show to producers? And what are some of the best approaches you’ve seen?
From the looks of this week’s question, someone is preparing to submit a new show and...
Enter stage left. A client with an idea for a musical.
It’s based on a real person’s life. And a lot of popular music written by several OTHER people.
A web of rights to untangle for sure.
This client had been working on this idea for years. And had not yet even...
Written by Melvin Tunstall III
Extra! Extra! Hey look at the headlines!
Historical news is being made!
Extra! Extra! They’re drawing a red line
Around the biggest scoop of the decade!
-Dainty June and Her Newsboys, Gypsy
It hit me as I typed these lyrics, singing Stephen...
In 2016, “Stranger Things” premiered on Netflix to millions. And inspired by the cult following and the love of parody musicals, TheaterMaker Jonathan Hogue got to work.
In 2018, Jonathan announced plans to premiere his parody musical Stranger Sings! in a concert at...
If you have a new musical, this submission opportunity is for you.
And if you’re looking for ways to get your show(s) out in the world and in front of people who are looking for new works, keep reading.
Our friends at Musical Theater Educators’ Alliance (MTEA) are launching a...
By: James Rocco
Hi TheaterMakers! I'm James Rocco – some people call me Rocco, some Jamie – I am cool with all of them.
Like many of us in the theater industry, I have worn multiple hats: singer, actor, writer, producer, consultant, administrator, and, most frequently,...
I had a coaching client who found herself producing a reading that she wasn't expecting to produce.
Something tells me she's not alone.
And if you haven't found yourself in this position yet, maybe you're thinking about it.
Of course, this client was nervous and concerned. "I've never done...
Going straight to a full production may not be in the cards for you . . . right now.
And guess what? That’s ok!
Have you considered going the cabaret route with your show as you work through your songs and test out your plot points?
Make sure you know what you’re getting into....
Spoiler alert: This is not a review of Six.
This is a review of the story of Six.
I only saw Six a couple of weeks ago. I've heard the hype. I've followed the journey. And I was ready for a good time. (I even Instagrammed my walk to the theater, I was so pumped.)
By Monica Hammond
As a theater maker, reviews are an essential element of any marketing campaign.
Whether it’s a Broadway show, Off Broadway, or even a staged reading, reviews are key.
So what happens if The New York Times doesn’t review your work? Are you out of luck?
By TheaterMakers Studio Member, Jason Turchin
When it comes to raising money for a project, we are often asked who is allowed to invest. The law generally requires that investors are "accredited", to include those who the law assumes to have sufficient financial sophistication, wealth, and...