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From Assassins to West Side Story

The Director's Guide to Musical Theatre

By Scott Miller

    Those who participate in the theater at any level as well as those with an avid interest in the subject will discover some fresh ideas here.
    —Library Journal

Musicals are the most popular form of theatre around. While straight plays struggle to survive on Broadway, musicals play to near capacity houses. They are also a favorite of school and community groups. In this smart and practical guide, New Line Theatre artistic director Scott Miller looks at twenty musicals from a director’s point of view, with solid suggestions for anyone thinking of embarking on such a production. Includes discussions...

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    Those who participate in the theater at any level as well as those with an avid interest in the subject will discover some fresh ideas here.
    —Library Journal

Musicals are the most popular form of theatre around. While straight plays struggle to survive on Broadway, musicals play to near capacity houses. They are also a favorite of school and community groups. In this smart and practical guide, New Line Theatre artistic director Scott Miller looks at twenty musicals from a director’s point of view, with solid suggestions for anyone thinking of embarking on such a production. Includes discussions of Gypsy, Assassins, Into the Woods, My Fair Lady, and West Side Story, as well as many others.