The TheaterMakers Studio Blog

50 TheaterMakers To Follow On Instagram Dec 07, 2022

One of the recurring questions we get is: “how do we meet collaborators and other theatermakers?”.

One answer is simple: social media! 

Social media has a lot of pros and cons but one of the best things you can use it for is networking. Follow your idols and your favs, look up...

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5 Tips To Raising Funds For Your Show Nov 30, 2022

 Theater may be shut down for the foreseeable future, but the curtains will rise again. And when that happens, funds will be necessary to get our productions on their feet.

Lots of TheaterMakers have been asking us how to keep the ball rolling while in quarantine, so that the scripts...

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The Official 2022 Holiday Gift Guide For TheaterMakers Nov 23, 2022

 

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...

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5 Types of Packets You Can Use For Producer Submissions! Nov 16, 2022

  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...

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When Do You Need To Ask For The Rights To Something? Nov 09, 2022

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...

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For Immediate Release: DIY Press Releases Nov 02, 2022
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...

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“Stranger Things” can happen . . . Oct 26, 2022

 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...

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You have 20 days to submit your show. Oct 26, 2022

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...

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Clear the Path: Music Licensing for Musical Theater Oct 25, 2022

 

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,...

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No idea what you’re doing? Oct 19, 2022

 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...

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Have you thought about cabarets? Oct 12, 2022

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....

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3 Reasons I Love SIX (That Have Nothing To Do With The Show.) Oct 05, 2022

 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.)

And sure,...

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