Secret Producer Series #7: Be Curious

This week we sat down with yet another one of the industry's top producers to see what advice they have for newbies in the industry! Q: What's your biggest piece of advice for theater makers right now? A: To continue to be curious about everything.  Though you might not be able to create theater at the moment with live audiences - keep exploring.  New ideas, new connections new thoughts -…

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Leads are everywhere

There is a simple secret to raising money that you can take action today.  If you have any investors in your show, you should know they are likely asked for money by other producers.  It is okay to pick their brain for what other producers are doing during their asks, and what they are attracted to in deals.  You can pick up some of your greatest strategies…and more importantly learn…

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The key to manifestation

Lately “manifestation” has become quite popular in the mainstream media as of lately. Manifesting something is speaking it into existence. “My show is successful” is an example. When you don’t do yourself the service of speaking something into existence, you run the risk of becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy. When you discredit your work and don’t believe in what you can do, neither will those around you. Here are some tips…

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Ways to stream your play that should be on your radar

How often did you hear the word “zoom” before March 2020? Now, how often have you been hearing it since March 2020? By this point, I think we’re all sick of hearing the word “zoom.” There is a reason Zoom has taken over our lives during the pandemic, though - the platform is easy to use, accessible, and has many options for ways to use it. But if you’re feeling…

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The Les Miz Rule

As we head into the holiday season, we could be picking up more and putting it on our plates.  Which is a good thing! You should be constantly striving to do the most/best you could do. Instead of calling something busy, try calling something exciting.  When things aren’t exciting, all it means is you have a list of a bunch of things you need to do.  It is much better-…

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SLEEPY HOLLOW THE MUSICAL – A Streaming Case Study

Guest Blog by Michael Sgouros Last week at the Players Theatre we recorded Sleepy Hollow The Musical for streaming. It was quite a journey which is still not quite done but at least the show is officially in the can! The plan was we’d rehearse and go into production with the hope Off Broadway would be open by October but if not we’d record the show for streaming. Unfortunately, theatres…

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The TheaterMakers Summit Is Going Virtual!

We're less than 1 month away from our 4th Annual TheaterMakers Summit! And we are so excited to show you what we've been working so hard on for the past year (!) We know many of you have questions you are itching to get answered. So we've put together an incredible lineup of panelists and speakers to make sure each and every one of you walk away with the answers…

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The best software for recording/transcribing/editing your music

As a musician or composer, it can be overwhelming to figure out the best computer softwares for honing your craft and creating compositions. There is an abundance of these programs out there, ranging from free to expensive, simple to extremely complex and professional. No need to fear - here’s our list of some of our favorite music-related computer softwares and how you can use them to your advantage! Music-Making Software:…

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A tip we can all learn from our high school selves. . .

Let’s talk about high school. Close your eyes.  Can you see the hallways filled? Hear the cafeteria? Smell the gym locker rooms? Did your back just straighten? Queasy? Did you break out in… pimples?  Don’t worry. We won’t be talking about Prom, Homecoming, or gym! We’re going to talk about perfection.  That little thing we all seek, drool, lust, and pine over.  But perfection is the very thing that gets…

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The Basics of Writing for TV (for Playwrights)

Take a quick scroll through your Facebook or Twitter feed. Doesn’t it seem like everyone is working on a pilot right now? Television is seriously where it’s at right now, and more writers are making the jump to television than ever before given the pandemic and live theater shut down. Now, this doesn’t mean live theater is dead, but here are some things to keep in mind if you are…

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