Document Type



Master of Music (MM)



First Advisor's Name

Karen Fuller

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Chair

Second Advisor's Name

Steve Walsh

Third Advisor's Name

Frederick Kaufman

Date of Defense



During the research for the components of a musical production tour company of “The Sound of Music” (Play by Lindsey and Cruze and Music by Rodgers and Hammerstein), the Producer begins with constructing the organizational structure and ascribing essential jobs focusing on the Stage Manager’s position and his duties. As an organized and informative leader, the Stage Manager’s main responsibility is to create a book which will assist him/her in processing necessary evolving data into a clear and communicative information. During the production phases, The Stage Manager’s book assists with managing technical and artistic needs using distinctive lists: sound, lights, props, costume, and ground plans. Also, it assists the Stage Manager in prompting sound, light and crew cues from a well-prepared prompt script, which generates smooth rehearsals and performances. Thus, in a large musical capacity the creation of a Stage Manager’s book is an inevitable organizational production tool.




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