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Let's Put on a Musical: How to Choose the Right Show for your Theater, Revised & Expanded Edition
A Backstage favorite, now revised and updated to include the latest shows and the freshest ideas. So you want to do Rent... at a senior-citizen home. So you want to do Wicked... with your kindergarten class. So you want to do Cats... for an audience of allergy sufferers. Those ideas won't work. Let's Put on a Musical gives you what will work, no matter how big the group, n ...more
Paperback, 464 pages
Published July 24th 2007 by Back Stage Books
(first published August 1993)
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Very thorough, encyclopedic book detailing popular (and some not-so-popular) stage musicals that can be produced by amateur groups. Peter Filichia is a professional theatre critic in the New York area, but unlike those at the Times, is an incredibly nice person, and this comes through in his writing. Good insights, suggestions, and categorizations -- very useful for those performance selection committee meetings when no one has any good ideas!
Peter Filichia is the critic for the Star-Ledger and News 12 New Jersey. Each week, he writes a column for MasterworksBroadway.com and three columns for TheaterMania.com. He is a past president of the Drama Desk, the current president of the Theatre World Awards, and the author of Let's Put on a Musical!"More about Peter Filichia...