As the curtains close and your team takes its final bows, you may be ready to head to the beach, the bar, or the couch to celebrate another job well done. While you absolutely deserve that break, there’s just one small thing to do before you relax: host your postmortem. If you’re unsure what that […]

In the theatre world, tech week is one beast that’s tough to conquer – whether you’re a school program, community theatre, or professional non-equity entity. Yes, it will be fast-paced; yes, it will be stressful; and yes, mistakes will happen. That’s the beauty of live theatre! That being said, there are plenty of ways to […]

As a passionate theatremaker, you may find, at times, it can be a struggle to navigate some of the director-actor relationship dynamics. After all, you want to push artistic boundaries, create beautiful shows, make meaningful connections, collaborate freely, and receive respect – all at once. Obviously, that can be a tough order to fill. But […]

With the new year upon us, you may be gearing up for your first rehearsals of 2024. You certainly want to start the year off on the right foot, which means keeping rehearsals engaging, uplifting, and fun. A great way to reach that goal is through the utilization of specific activities, games, and warm-ups.  You […]

As a theater pro, you probably already know that casting for a production is simultaneously one of the most fun and stressful bits of your show’s journey. But you can increase the joy and decrease the panic by enacting a few smart casting strategies during this phase. On The Stage offers a few tips.  8 […]

If you’re anything like us, you’re a fan of New Year’s resolutions. After all, January is the perfect time for a reset… or to get a little more ambitious about goals for the coming year. Theatre professionals often have two common objectives: to deliver the absolute best possible showcase to their patrons and to sell […]

As we wrap up 2023 and look toward the future, now’s the time to make your performing arts team feel appreciated for all the work they put into your theatre this year. Alongside facilitating all those warm and fuzzy feelings, you should also be empowering your team at year-end to start 2024 off with a […]

The curtains have closed on your latest showcase. It’s time to begin the set strike, reorganize your backstage, and prepare for the next creative endeavor. During this time, it’s essential to review what went well and what didn’t so you can learn from your mistakes and make improvements for the next performance. It’s time for […]

As you’re preparing for the curtains to rise on opening night, the last thing you want to be worried about is your box office. Tickets aren’t scanning correctly? You overbooked the house? The line is moving slower than molasses? Ugh. Streamlining your box office operations prior to opening night will reap major benefits down the […]

There is, indeed, a reason why Tech Week is interchangeably called “Hell Week” in the world of theatre. Your to-do list is piling up, your actors are tired, you feel like you’re behind schedule … the worries go on (and on, and on). However, tech week doesn’t have to be hellish. With the right tools, you […]

Rehearsals are an essential part of every successful performing arts program. They are where creativity meets discipline, where talent is honed, and where the magic truly happens. That being said, managing rehearsals efficiently is no small feat. It requires careful planning, effective communication, and a keen understanding of the unique challenges that performing arts can […]

School theatre rehearsals can be both thrilling and demanding. Balancing the fun and productivity in these rehearsals is key to creating a memorable and successful production. By following these tips, you can ensure that your time in the theatre is both enjoyable and rewarding, leaving you and your students with unforgettable memories and a fantastic […]

The art of live theatre has been evolving for thousands of years, experiencing a variety of transformations with new theatre technology. What was once a few male actors ‘in the round’ in ancient Greece has transformed into multi-million dollar productions, a culture of inclusivity, and shows that cover virtually every topic under the sun. The […]