Chapter 4

Planning and Scheduling

Shows and events do not come together overnight. They require special long-term planning and scheduling to make them successful. Depending upon the type of event, the planning may start six months to five years in advance. This chapter will help you through the steps of planning a single show/event or a whole season.

The Role of the Production Manager in Season Selection

Every organization is different, and therefore their approach to selecting the work will also differ. Whether it is one performance or a series of events spanning a few months, there is likely a process by which those events are selected. If you are lucky, the organization values the input of the production manager and invites you to the season ...

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