The TheaterMakers Studio Blog

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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The Reviews Are In! Sep 28, 2022

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? 

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What does it mean to be an "accredited investor"? Sep 14, 2022

 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...

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