How can a local theatre culture grow when shows and artists are imported? It’s not a new problem and it’s not new to theatre; restaurants, dry cleaners, hair salons, etc. all struggle with the issue of customers buying locally. Producers have financial and other pressures that make it “easy” for them to hire outside of … More Controlling casting to grow theatre communities
Recently David Nicklaus of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch wrote an article about what St. Louis should focus on for a healthy economy. The answer is people. Attracting a talented work force and satisfying their community and cultural needs. If only he knew about Declaration Stage’s mission to do just that. I find it interesting that … More St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Nicklaus says put people first
DEAR EVAN HANSEN might end up being a bigger smash than HAMILTON. How is that possible? HAMILTON’s cast size, staging needs, show length, and some of the historical material might not stand the test of time. Can community and academic theatre produce HAMILTON? I would think it would be few and far between. EVAN is … More EVAN bigger than HAMILTON?