The Resource For Musicals



The Green Room Forum


Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
1st time director in panic mode 
Author Message
Chorus Member
Chorus Member

Joined: Wed Oct 13, 2004 4:59 pm
Posts: 80
Location: Michigan
Post 1st time director in panic mode
I've been gearing up all summer to ass. direct at a high school. Suddenly, it appears some things have changed and I am more than likely directing alone. I've helped on numerous shows with this group in nearly every department but the idea of being the director instead of the ass. is freaking me out. The real point is that I am now responsible to select shows for the season and present them for approval in about a month. As the assistant director I've never really felt the pressure. I am drawing a blank on what to do.


We're a smaller group with between 20-30 kids. Like most high school we have more girls than guys, but our guys seem to be stronger performers. The budget is somewhat modest we have about $2000 to pull things off.

Can high schools do mti junior shows, and how awful are they, how much do they cheapen a show or the experience for the kids?

Does anyone have a suggestion for a show that might save the day and my sanity? Something simple to direct on a budget?

Shows we have done in the last few years:
BATB
LSOH
The Music Man
Grease
Annie
HSM
Cinderella

Also the middle school did YAGMCB and School House Rock when some of these kids were in school. The community theater did Honk! last year and plans to do Suessical this year.


AHHHG! The stress! Someone please help me out!


Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:07 pm
Profile
Chorus Member
Chorus Member

Joined: Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:10 am
Posts: 52
Post Re: 1st time director in panic mode
how kind you are!

_________________
I heart which I could not help him
Image


Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:52 am
Profile
Broadway Legend
Broadway Legend
User avatar

Joined: Sat Apr 22, 2006 7:01 pm
Posts: 1333
Location: Minnesota
Current Obsession: writing songs
Main Role: Performer
Post Re: 1st time director in panic mode
Ignore the annoyance of that first reply.
I don't know about the cost of royalties but these come to mind:

You're a Good Man Charlie Brown
Once on this Island
Les Miserables

_________________
Upcoming:
-August 17th @ The Beat Coffee House in Minneapolis, open for Danielle Ate the Sandwich
-September 1st @ The Beat Coffee House in Minneapolis, 25 minute set in show line up


Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:28 pm
Profile YIM
Broadway Legend
Broadway Legend
User avatar

Joined: Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:09 am
Posts: 541
Main Role: Performer
Post Re: 1st time director in panic mode
Let me put in another vote for Les Mis. Frankly, I don't know the show terribly well (though I have read the novel), but simply: there are too many people who I trust their judgment who love this show, and after they graduate, unless they finally release this show to the wild, there won't be any more opportunities for the kids to perform it (plus, it's likely to still be pretty restricted and highly contested). So, give em a shot.

Plus historic blah blah literature blah blah educationballs.

_________________
On deck:Innkeeper, _Man of La Mancha_, April-May


Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:04 am
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 4 posts ] 



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Exabot [Bot] and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.