Chapter 16


“As a touring production manager, I represent the production, the company, the look, the entire picture and the way everything works together. Know your show, and know what’s critical and what’s ideal. That way you know when to fight, when to compromise and when to really make a stand, and that’s diplomacy.”

- Perry Silvey, former Director of Production, New York City Ballet

Broadway tours and other large tours are very different from standard regional theatre productions. Touring is about bringing a great show to the guests. As you learned in chapter 9, the scale of the show is usually much larger than regional theatre, and the tour will always have a technical rider. A tour, which loads in and out, has to go together, come ...

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