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    Thanks for the feedback on Grease. Barring any Covid bumps in the road, I think we could definitely make the expense worth it. It sounds like your community responds well to the same kinds of shows my community does. I appreciate your honesty about what a success it was and still feeling it was too dated read more

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    I'll look into that one. Thank you! I tend to forget to look at Pioneer since our district hasn't done a lot of their shows. Great reminder! ------------------------------ Carla ------------------------------

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    Hello! I tried to post some suggestions earlier but it looks like the info was cut off. I'll try again. :) Lauren Gunderson has a trilogy of sorts of "Christmas at Pemberley" shows, all inspired by the characters from Pride and Prejudice:Miss Bennet: Christmas at PemberleyThe Wickhams: Christmas at PemberleyGeorgiana read more

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    Hi Josh, I'm so excited to learn that you're looking to utilize digital scenery in your upcoming production of The Little Mermaid! With all the transitions from land to sea (not to mention the special effects), projections work as a key tool to recreate the cinematic storyline for the stage. The style read more

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    Hi Carla, Our middle school did Grease about seven years ago (not sure how different the pricing was then). I think we essentially broke even, as it was a big hit with audiences and that covered the higher-than-MTI-Jr-prices. The kids loved doing it, and we did discuss the issues frequently. We also read more

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    Ladies of the Tower is good, I'm not sure how many it has, but it's all women. ------------------------------ Katie Newbanks Drama Teacher Bernardo Heights Middle School CA ------------------------------

  • "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane" was our spring production, and it was very successful. It's a beautiful story, and although I didn't end up having any actors missing performances due to COVID, the double-casting built into the show gave me some peace of mind. I have a set of Edward doll props read more

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