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  • Hi Kate, I'm Cathy writing in from Wisconsin. I found your props list here and I appreciate that you posted it. We are putting up this show in April and this will give our properties designer such a leg up! Thank you for sharing, Cathy ------------------------------ CATHY DALY --------------------- read more

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    Did you ever get a Musical Theater course UC A-G approved? I'm working on writing this course right now and I'd rather not re-invent the wheel. Or does anyone have this to share? There is a file under shared resources, but my computer can't open the document for some reason. Thanks to anyone who can read more

  • RE: Teaching responsibilities

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    Kristin, as others have said, this is a pretty typical load--except for that department chair responsibility. That is the duty you might drop. I have trouble believing that you are in that position as a 2nd-year teacher. (Did other fine arts teachers not want to attend the meetings?) I recommend that read more

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    I recently discovered a great new play, Alabama Story, by Kenneth Jones. It was just published by Dramatists (now Broadway Licensing). It involves censoring a children's book called The Rabbits' Wedding (a story of a marriage between a black and a white rabbit - you can imagine the "fireworks"). The read more

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    Both versions of "She Kills Monsters" are strong candidates. While I would love to do the "adult" version again, the parents and other members of my audience wouldn't handle it. I also do combat (swords and hand-to-hand) with most Shakespeare dramas: R&J, Richard III, and Henry V have all worked out read more

  • RE: Upper level Courses

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    Hi Blake, This does seem like a conundrum, but wanted to say your program seems really strong! Just a thought, but could it be a matter of a scheduling issue? Sometimes upper level students have to choose between being in music ensembles and the theatre courses, or perhaps an AP/IB elective? I wish it read more

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