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The Benefits of Youth Theater Productions

When the Theater has a presentation, it is a gala event. Tall ornate ceilings tower over the stage that is set in the center of the auditorium sized space. For a few hours the world as we know it changes on the stage. We are drawn into the plot, the story and tale. The Theater […]

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The Real Purpose of Theater Curtains

When you are at the Theater there is a sense of intrigue and mystery. Long hanging curtains seem to  conceal the stage. When the lights dim, the curtains move slowly revealing the anticipated hopes and excitement of the audience. Observing the stage, you will see a scene form before your eyes. This view becomes the […]

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History Versus Controversy in Theaters

Recounted tellings of History are evident in books, movies and on stage. The Theater is not a stranger when it comes to social or political impacts. Pivotal points through the years have determined future paths and the way of life for many. Historical depictions and references have been met with a controversial tone. Theatrical presentations […]

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How Improv in Theaters Can Save The Show

During a play, you may notice an actor have a silent second or a humorous addition to the scene you may not remember from before. Theatrical shows are live leading up to unplanned happenings. The cast and crew have to ready to improvise while they are in the moment. When actors are taking classes they […]

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Five Unforgettable Dance Scenes at the Theater

Coordination, balance and a generous amount of rhythm are the first steps to a good dance routine. Choreographers work diligently with stage actors to perfect the art of a particular set. When you are at the Theater, the vibe is undeniable when the music comes on. Characters take their places with full details of wardrobe […]

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Are Musicals Better Than Plays?

With all of the happenings on the Theater agenda, Musicals and Shows with music seem to steal the spotlight. These presentations dance on the same stage with two distinctive theatrical styles. It is observed  that musicals have a larger following than their playhouse counterparts. The differences between the two lie in the theme of the […]

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The Charms of Theatrical Makeup

Theatrical Makeup trends add a dreamlike illusion to the production. The sequence of characters step onto the stage with a presence that is specific to their role. The actors of the set experience a transformation before they play their parts. In Greek Theaters from the sixth century BC, it became a practice to alter the […]

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Books Come to Life on Stage

Reading a few lines or chapters from your favorite literary pieces can incite a new world to appear. The imagined setting and views are generously granted by vibrant wording and entrancing details. We can imagine the voices and scenes in our minds eye as we continue reading to reveal the next step in the plot. […]

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Tips to Writing a Script for a Play

Seeing your words come to life is more than a dream, it is a goal for aspiring Playwrights. It is common to have notepads with scribbled out lines and torn out pages. These are signs you are well on your way to your writing a script. It is rare the first, third or tenth attempts […]

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Was There Theater Before Shakespeare?

If you have ever tried to fit Shakespeare into a crossword puzzle under “early playwright”, it might have been confusing that it didn’t work. It is common to automatically think of classics such as Romeo and Juliet or Hamlet as the primary play predecessors of theatrical history. In truth, the first plays came to light […]

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