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RE: Difficult Behaviors

I can't get the files to upload. Contact me if you'd like to see my rubrics. -- C. J. Breland Retired Theatre Arts Educator Asheville NC --


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RE: Difficult Behaviors

Lesleigh, you list a college. Is this a college class, or are you doing the teaching portion of a licensure program? That makes a huge difference. If this is a high school class, a participation rubric may work, especially if you post the grades weekly. Hand out the rubric and take a few...


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RE: Heartwarming Comedy

Check out some of the plays by Jones, Hope and Wooten at DPS - quite a few of them match your cast size. We did Doublewide, Texas a few years ago and it was a lot of fun! -- Ken Buswell Drama Teacher Peachtree City, GA http://mcintoshtheater.org/ Theater kills ignorance --



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Casting Ursul: singing vs acting more important?

Just wrapped callbacks and all of our roles are pretty much squared away except for Ursula. I have it down to 2 girls. One nails the singing everytime and the other nails the acting. Our Ariel is cast and would be taller by a noticeable amount from the one with the solid singing voice and about...


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Heartwarming Comedy

I recently started at a new high school and produced my first show, "The Curious Savage," this past November. It went over very well. I'd like to do another heartwarming comedy, but I'm not sure what else is out there. I have a small cast size (8-12) with 3-4 boys and 6-7 females and will use...


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Casting females in Newsies

We're thinking about doing Newsies next year, obviously there are not a lot of female roles in this show. To me it is an easy fix, just cast females as newsboys. My music director is concerned about the music and range. Would it be an issue to have females sing male parts? Does anyone have any...



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RE: Big Fish

We used drywall stilts for Carl the Giant. Make sure you have somewhere tall for him to sit down during rehearsals. It is also helpful when taking the stilts off. Part of my set was permanently on stage and was about 5' high, so it was easy for him to sit without having to take the stilts off....