The Volunteer's Guide for Putting on Shows with Kids

by Terra Koerpel



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/20/2004

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Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 347
ISBN : 9780595766925
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 7.5x9.25
Page Count : 347
ISBN : 9780595318834

About the Book

Welcome to ShowSmarts - a one-of-a-kind 'how-to' resource that makes the process of putting on a show 'much easier' than it seems, with results 'more successful' than imagined! "Much easier" because it's an A - Z blueprint of “how to” organize any kind of show. It's full of checklists, definations, step-by-step directions, time-saving secrets, show job quick tips, production theme ideas , do’s & don’ts, cost-cutting suggestions, and SO much more!

"More successful" because of the useful words of advice, help and inspiration (penned especially for ShowSmarts) from special book contributors like former first lady, Barbara Bush; green day drummer, Tre’ Cool; comedian George Carlin, and 53 others.

ShowSmarts has earned an Editor’s Choice Award. It's written in everyday language. It's easy to use. You won’t find a lot of 'how-to prose' to read. You will find a lot of 'how-to pointers' to use. Immediately!

Now you CAN say with confidence, "I'll do that" when your organization needs a show director. Now you CAN think, "No problem" when your teaching position requires directing the school play. Now your decision "To be part of your school, church or community's theater production team" really will be easier to make.

ShowSmarts is dedicated to keeping the performing arts in school, and written for those 'everyday heros' who step forward to direct a show and don't know how.

ShowSmarts is perfect for

    · Schools, churches and communities performances
    · PTA and PTO sponsored activities
    · Camp, Fairs, Festivals and Cruise Ship programs
    · City & Neighborhood Youth organizations
    · Homeschooling groups
    · Children's libraries and Museums
    · Military bases and International schools

ShowSmarts Table of Contents Think time • Volunteerism • Show jobs • Writing a Class Play • Writing a Variety Show Family Funny Monologues • Narration • Organizing a Talent Show • Show Rules • Auditions • Script-to-Stage projects Coaching Character • Rehearsals • Homemade Props and Sound Effects • Fund Raising • Publicity • Tickets • Programs Makeup and Costumes • Showtime • Saying, "Thank you"

About the Author

Terra (Sprosty) Koerpel is a veteran director of student and family shows. She specializes in script-to-stage events: shows that are written and performed by students. The trademark of her numerous plays, talent shows, and variety productions is the involvement of parents, teachers, and officials of the community. Terra is a former woman Marine Corps journalist, served as a theater columnist for an international magazine dedicated to our military's children, and held long-standing positions on her school district's Theater Arts and Play Review Committees. She lives in Avon Lake, Ohio.