Etcetera – and all the rest
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This last chapter will focus on a couple of unique directing opportunities that fall just slightly outside your most common directing challenges.
We’ve focused on the dominant experience most readers of this book will encounter: existing narrative musicals. Most professional, amateur and educational theatres secure rights to produce a work that has previously been done somewhere else. They receive a box full of scripts, scores and orchestra parts, and the piece is fairly well established, though every individual production interprets the text somewhat differently. But, occasionally you’ll have a chance to shepherd a new musical into production. This now involves a fairly common path, though what happens in each individual rehearsal and production process is far from predictable.