Last updated on August 13 2014
ONE DAY COURSE - DIRECTING 101 - Saturday 30 August at CPIT - NASDA Campus
Tutor - Rhonda Daverne
Registrations close Friday 22 August - please contact email@example.com for further information and a registration pack. You can also download the Christchurch registration pack here: registration-pack-for-christchurch-august-2014.pdf.
This course is intended as an introduction to Directing Musicals and is most suitable for those who have never directed at all, those who've tried and struggled, those who have directed plays and are looking to try musicals, performers looking to better understand their craft, production managers, committee members with an interest in “the other side” and those looking to direct at some future date.
Agenda topics include: being ready to direct - knowing your musical - research and preparation - auditions and casting - rehearsal schedules - planning - responsibilities - working with the management team (MD & choreographer, designers & production manager) - blocking and staging - working with your cast - your personal approach to directing - developing an edge - production week and opening night.
Participants leave with a broad understanding of how to go about taking the first step to directing a musical along with helpful tips on working with your cast and management team throughout the process.
Hand-outs include: tips for auditioning - an example rehearsal schedule - props list - directors lighting notes, wardrobe list, character assignment list, etc etc...
This differs to what was previously advertised as David Adkins now has a performance commitment with Hairspray in Auckland that weekend
ONE DAY COURSE - MUSICAL DIRECTING 101 - Sunday 31 August at CPIT - NASDA Campus
Tutor - Richard Marrett
This course explores the range of functions and responsibilities the Musical Director could be expected to cover in a production and will be a hands-on, practical series of sessions:
- Auditions, selection and voice-types
- Working in with Director and Choreographer, Production and Stage Managers
- Forming and preparing a band or orchestra
- Conducting and score-reading
- Conducting from keyboard
- Tight ensemble sound, figuring out voicings
- Vocal coaching with soloists
- Working with tracks, keyboards and programming
HALF DAY PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT 101 COURSE - Sunday 31 August -9am - 12.30pm at CPIT - NASDA Campus
Tutor - Annie Pearce
This course is focused on equipping you in your role as production manager. Taking a production from "well they've picked a show... now what?" through to "the show's over but I still have work to do" requires someone who is very organized, can breakdown the big picture, has great people skills and can keep breathing under pressure. During our session, we will look at the following stages of a production and what is involved in each one:
- Before the show is announced
- Casting the show
- Getting the show onstage
- The season
- After the final bow
Specific topics covered will include time management, people management, organizational techniques and communication.
Over the past 15 years Annie has coordinated events at major venues including the Westpac Centre, the Christchurch Town Hall and the Isaac Theatre Royal for organizations such as Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, Showbiz Christchurch, The Christchurch City Council and CPIT. Annie has been the Production Manager for Cats, Miss Saigon, Starry Nights (Showbiz Christchurch), 42nd Street, Curtains, Cats, Guys & Dolls, Beauty & the Beast and Hair (CPIT's NASDA) to name a few
HALF DAY STAGE MANAGEMENT 101 COURSE - Sunday 31 August -- 1pm - 4.30pm at CPIT - NASDA Campus
Tutor - Kathryn Osborne
Stage Management 101 will use a practical example to work through the five stages of putting on a performance from a Stage Manager point of view.
The planning, the rehearsal period, the production period, performances and the wash-up at the end.
It will include how to prepare a calling script, hints on calling a show, who needs what information, when to call stop, all supported with examples of the paperwork that Kathryn uses as a Stage Manager for Musicals, Opera, Ballet and Drama.