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Jim Hoare

Executive Vice President, Education & Community Initiatives,
TRW - Theatrical Rights Worldwide

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Executive Vice President, Education & Community Initiatives,
TRW - Theatrical Rights Worldwide

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Posted By Jim Hoare 02-20-2024 23:30
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Unfortunately, I tripped and suffered a compound fracture of my right arm at a Thespian Festival a few weeks ago (I am right-handed and typing with my left hand). Therefore, my “Wednesday’s Wisdom” article this week will be a short excerpt from my book, “Your School Theatre Director’s Playbook”, htt ...
Posted By Jim Hoare 10-24-2023 22:04
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Dare to Be Different: Those committed exclusively to a "top ten" approach when selecting their season deny audiences new theatrical experiences, ranging from simply enjoyable to profound and thought-provoking. When a director avoids new or lesser-known shows that may have never made it to Broadway ...
Posted By Jim Hoare 08-28-2023 18:01
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TRW Plays is thrilled and deeply honored to be the publisher of Finding Voice - New Works for Young Theatre Artists of Color. We are not only incredibly excited about this project but also about our partnership with EdTA and The Cincinnati Black Theatre Artists' Collective. Finding Voice: New Works for ...
Posted By Jim Hoare 07-19-2023 08:22
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One of my favorites (and a favorite of my students) was Planet Drum, a world music album by Mickey Hart, a musicologist who was also the drummer in the Grateful Dead. The 1991 album won a Grammy and is still available. We mostly used Plant Drum for warmups and constructive rest. ------------------------------ ...
Posted By Jim Hoare 04-17-2023 11:21
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Look at a new comedy/murder mystery by Ken Levine, Emmy winning writer of over 200 episodes of television, including MASH, Cheers, Frasier, and the Simpsons. The title is WHAT IS "MURDER"?. Four former Jeopardy! champions meet for a weekend to prepare for the Tournament of Champions. When the front-runner ...
Posted By Jim Hoare 01-30-2023 10:07
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When BIG FISH Small Cast version was created at SpeakEasy Stage in Boston in 2015, Sandra's song in Scene 8, Two Men in My Life was replaced with a new song, Magic in the Man. When BIG FISH School Edition was created for the 2015 Texas Thespians All-State production, the authors decided to include Magic ...
Posted By Jim Hoare 11-30-2022 21:23
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As Melissa correctly wrote, the third and final pilot production of THE PROM School Edition opens next week in Levittown, Pennsylvania. Shortly thereafter there will be an official release of the school edition. Meanwhile, anyone with a license for THE PROM is permitted to use the school edition script. ...
Posted By Jim Hoare 06-30-2022 14:09
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I had the privilege of teaching a new workshop at ITF 2022 called "So, You Think You Want to Be a Theatre Teacher". It was encouraging to see the number of students who were exploring theatre education as a possible career path. But what moved me most were the lovely and insightful things students said ...
Posted By Jim Hoare 04-27-2022 17:18
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Here are a few new titles to look at from TRW Plays: Black Super Hero Magic Mama, by Inda Craig-Galván, https://trwplays.com/black-super-hero-magic-mama/ Shot: Caught A Soul, by Gloria J. Browne-Marshall , https://trwplays.com/shot-caught-a-soul/ Jacked!, by Idris Goodwin, https://trwplays.com/jacked/ ...
Posted By Jim Hoare 11-12-2021 14:22
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Take a look at "Shakespeare Young@Part - Some Comedies" by Carol Pugliano-Martin, https://trwplays.com/shakespeare-young-at-part-some-comedies/. Written for middle school students, it introduces the audience to 6 of Shakespeare's comedies. Carol has written numerous plays and stories for Scholastic, ...
Posted By Jim Hoare 10-22-2021 19:17
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The main changes from the full version to the small cast edition are:  1. In BIG FISH Small Cast, Sandra's song, "Two Men in My Life" is replaced with a new song from Boston, "Magic in the Man."  2. In BIG FISH Small Cast, "Showdown" is replaced with "This River Between Us."  3. In BIG FISH ...
Posted By Jim Hoare 09-09-2021 13:03
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When BIG FISH first opened in Chicago, "This River Between Us" was in the show. "Showdown" was added later, pre-Broadway. Song #14, "Red, White and True" is a huge chorus/ensemble number at the beginning of Act 2, and after watching the Broadway production for a few months, the authors felt that there ...
Posted By Jim Hoare 06-10-2021 16:56
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Take a look at Jonathan Rand's new comedy, THE ACTS OF LIFE, https://trwplays.com/the-acts-of-life/. The cast size can be as small as 6 and as large as around 80. The Acts of Life is a multi-generational story about love and life. Presented in a series of metaphors, we watch as members of a family are ...
Posted By Jim Hoare 05-12-2021 11:59
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SPAMALOT School Edition includes the following note about casting:  Besides THE LADY OF THE LAKE, her LAKER GIRLS, and the five chorus/ensemble songs that already involve female cast members, here are additional suggestions for using female cast members. The following roles might also be played by ...
Posted By Jim Hoare 06-30-2020 19:06
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Hi Tim, In accordance with United States and International copyright laws along with agreements between the authors of our musicals and owners of specific underlying rights (pre-existing books or movies or other source material) as well as newly assigned rights for film or broadcast usage of the ...
Posted By Jim Hoare 04-10-2020 12:41
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Here are more free choreography tutorials from TOP, theoriginalproduction.com/free-choreography-tutorials-trw   THE ADDAMS FAMILY and ALL SHOOK UP were added to WE WILL ROCK YOU. Thank you, Paul Canaan and everyone at The Original Production! @theoriginalproduction "We at TOP are aiming ...
Posted By Jim Hoare 03-13-2020 15:57
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To Arts educators facing the challenges of creating online lesson plans: Something NEW to add - for those who have downloaded the free Discovery Guide from Queen Theatrical Productions, (see below) here is a free movement-based lesson that you can share with your students: TOP (The Original Production) ...
Posted By Jim Hoare 12-10-2019 10:39
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As a follow-up to Kelly and others who asked about the daffodils, I was told about a high school production where the stage crew made as many daffodils as Kelly's students, but the twist was that the ushers handed a daffodil to each audience member with their program, telling them that when Edward Bloom ...
Posted By Jim Hoare 10-31-2019 22:26
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Hi Maria, The original UK National Youth Music Theatre production of IMAGINARY is a full, two act musical. However, the authors, along with the help of a Junior Thespian troupe in New Jersey, are developing a 70-minute Young@Part (TRW's "Junior") version of IMAGINARY in 2020. An announcement will ...
Posted By Jim Hoare 10-15-2019 16:33
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THE ADDAMS FAMILY Young@Part runs between 60 - 70 minutes, depending on the blocking and pacing. For competition purposes, TRW would permit cutting #6 "But Love Reprise 1", ​ #13 "The Moon and Me", #16 "Tango De Amor" to get the competition performance down to 55 minutes. ​Feel free to contact me if ...