NEW! 42ND STREET Young Performers’ Edition

Tams-Witmark proudly announces that the Young Performers’ Edition of the hit musical 42ND STREET is now available for licensing! Developed in association with iTheatrics, the 42nd Street Young Performers’ Edition (YPE) is a one-hour adaptation of the blockbuster Broadway musical, specially tailored for elementary and middle school-aged actors. The YPE materials have been prepared specifically to help schools and theatres mount their best possible production, providing young actors with an exciting and rewarding experience. Read More

NOW WHAT? A Teacher’s Guide to Directing Musical Theatre, Part 13: YOU DID IT!

Congratulations! You’ve opened your musical! Enjoy the production and celebrate with your cast and crew. And then, get back to work! Here are some pointers for wrapping up your show and preparing for the next one. Backstage: Remind actors to hang up their costumes after each show and return their props to the proper location! Make sure that backstage areas are clean, trash receptacles are emptied, and restroom facilities are well-stocked. Read More

Congratulations to the 2017 Jimmy Award Winners!

The winners of the eighth annual National High School Musical Theatre Awards (The Jimmy™ Awards) were selected and announced last night in a thrilling ceremony at the Minskoff Theatre. Tams-Witmark is a proud Superstar Sponsor of the Jimmys, named for the late Broadway producer James M. Nederlander. Presented by The Broadway League, The Jimmy Awards were hosted by 23-year-old Ben Platt, who recently won the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for his role in DEAR EVAN HANSEN. Read More

NOW WHAT? A Teacher’s Guide to Directing Musical Theatre, Part 12: FRONT OF HOUSE

Before you can open your show, you have to open your doors. Having a dependable house manager can relieve you of many pre-show duties, leaving you to focus on the hundreds of other things you need to do! The house manager’s tasks will vary based on how your theater is set up, as well as what flexibility and the resources you have. He or she can assign and delegate, or run it all like a solo performance. Here are some areas that can fall under the house manager’s umbrella. Read More

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