How Theater Managers Manage

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Scarecrow Press, Jan 1, 2003 - Performing Arts - 281 pages
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How Theater Managers Manage brings together the stories, beliefs, and experiences of a few seasoned theater managers. Through them, a portrait and a concept emerge depicting what they have unknowingly practiced throughout their careers. Designed to be a stepping stone for new theater managers, this book covers a wide variety of topics including budgeting theater costs, gross potentials and ticket prices, show contracts, settlements, and emergency and security procedures, to name a few. A sample budget, building forms, and show and performance forms are also included. While most of the experiences in this book relates to commercial theater, many of the ideas put forth can be applied to not-for-profit theater and facility management.

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Budgeting Theater Cost for an Engagement
Gross Potentials and Ticket Prices
Show Contracts

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About the author (2003)

Tess Collins has worked for the Shorenstein-Hays Nederlander Organization in theater management for more than 25 years. She managed the Golden Gate, Orpheum, and Curran Theaters in San Francisco.

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