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“Kid Power”: Leadership for the New Year

I love the promise of a new year.  The holiday usually gives me some much-needed rest and I am full of energy and hope for the second semester.  I would have time to get prepared for the first few weeks back and I was always eager to start work on the next production.  Success for the new year means doing…

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Maestro Theatre Blog Posts Update

Blogs from the authors will continue after the holiday season. Monthly blogs will begin on the first Monday of January. Happy holidays to you and we wish you a wonderful 2017! Maestro Theatre Pubulications LLC

One Tongue, Two Ears

How much voice or opinion should your students have in a theatre company? • Should students have a choice in selecting play titles? • Should students have a say in casting? • Should students be selecting technicians? • Should students have a say in whether they like their costume? • Should student’s input be considered in how you direct? (Note…

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Preparation: Key Element to Contest Season

As I write this, I am listening to my students singing Bohemian Rhapsody in the dressing rooms down the hall.   They just closed the curtain to the matinee performance and will begin preparing for the evening performance after a short break.  Apparently, this is one of their traditions at the close of a show; although a student just informed me…

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Beyond Shocktober- Confronting Stress for Improvement

“It’s that time of year.”  Every teacher knows that the school year has a predictability, a cycle of excitement, stress, anticipation and reflection.  Sometimes we attribute behaviors and energies in the classroom to the phases of the moon, the weather or the anticipation of holidays but we all know that certain times of the year bring unique challenges. The last…

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