Have you ever been to Broadway and wondered how to get into the musical theatre business yourself? Or are you already a professional there and you just like to know more about it? You’re at the right point!
The blogs below are all based on musical theatre and how they come into existence. So it will be about the production: from auditions to rehearsals and creating a brand new musical. Other aspects may come by as well if I receive questions or requests for them.
Every blog here I wrote from experience and (academic) research. I do adequate research before writing anything, so you know what you read is true.
Keep in mind however that musical theatre is not the same all over the world. For instance, an executive producer in continental Europa is called a general manager on Broadway. Each country has its own methods and traditions. While I try to involve the differences, it’s impossible to account for all of them. My main focus will be on the UK, USA and a bit of the Netherlands.
If you feel there is a topic that you miss or would like to know more about, feel free to let me know!
Put your show online or keep it to the theatre? Many are stuggling to find the right balance between live theatre and the online world. Get help with your hybrid business model!
You want to earn as much money as possible. Or you want to convince someone to join your team. You will need a business model. Your plan, your financial case, it includes everything. Learn how to write one here!
Casting. When and why do you go for someone who has the best skills for the role and when for the most popular actor or actress. In the article, I set all positives and negatives of both sides apart. Learn when to do what.
There is no key answer for ultimate success. But there are a few things that can influence your decision in whether to produce something or not.
Have you ever opened a playbill or program book and see some actors have four different roles? Or wondered why three people are playing the same roles? Wonder no longer, as I will explain exactly what role plays what AND how a cast is put together!
Adapting musicals into movies: what is this new trend? How are they being adapted? What are the difficulties? Read the article and learn more about the process.
Computers can do more and more. But can they create an entire musical with just AI? I analyse the key elements of musical and how far computers have progressed in it.
Auditions are hard. I give you 6 factors why you will or will not get the role. Some things you can improve on, but I also give reasons that have nothing to do with you and play a big part in the selection process.